In the following lines, we’ll take a look at the case of Mr. Anderson, an Australian citizen who wanted to get a boat from overseas and how he managed to take care of everything smoothly without having any experience on any kinds of import procedures.
The first thing that Mr. Anderson did before any other was to decide upon which boat he wanted to get. A friend of his told him about how overwhelming the choice of boats can be online so, in order to prevent any rushed decision he did some research in order to find the best fishing boat for him and he finally made up his mind for a Pro-line 20 feet-long fishing beauty.
Once he decided for that model, he started to look around many U.S. websites in order to find it, since it is a proved fact that the U.S. boat market is by far the one that carries the most variety and the best deals when it comes to second hand boats. This is how he found a 2007 model of the exact boat he was looking for on eBay. The price was right and the condition of the boat seemed OK, so Mr. Anderson started asking all types of questions regarding the boat, all of them to which the seller promptly responded, which was for Mr. Anderson a signal that he was dealing with a professional and respectful seller.
So this is what told Mr. Anderson that this was the right boat, so he decided to take the next step and hired both an independent surveyor and an engineer, both of which went in person to test and verify the Pro-line boat condition and who provided Mr. Anderson with very accurate and reliable reports on its physical state and on the state of its motor as well. Some people might not deem these kinds of services necessary, but Mr. Anderson, who had worked with salesmen before, knew that only an independent opinion could tell him about the true state of the fishing boat he was planning to buy.
Thankfully, Mr. Anderson was completely satisfied with the reports he received, so he bought the boat. However, he couldn’t help to feel very intimidated by what was to come with the shipping and import processes. But thankfully, he remembered he read about a company that provided a full international boat shipping service (at International Boat Transport) he felt confident to let them do the job, which they carried out taking care of every detail, from the wrapping of his Pro-line boat for shipping, up to all customs and import requirements.
Finally, after just a few weeks of mounting anticipation (during which International Boat Transport remained in close contact with him), he got his Pro-line looking even better than it did on all the pictures he had seen about it. Everything with a minimal amount of effort on his behalf.