Superyacht Freight and Logistics
Corina Wilson, Director and Founder of Superyacht 153 has first-hand experience of superyacht shipping needs and logistics. Depending on which country you are in, and where you are shipping goods from will affect how much Duty/GST/VAT etc. you may need to pay (and if you could claim that back).
Will the goods arrive and clear customs on time? And what happens when one detail is missed on the shipping note, and your items are lost or required someone to 'hunt them down' - or more likely than not, they are just sitting at customs waiting to be cleared by SOMEONE!
Luckily, here in Australia shipping is fairly straight forward when you understand the process. With well organised freight forwarding companies and customs brokers shipping spare parts, equipment or supplies it does not need be a hassle.
In most cases goods can be temporarily imported and as-long-as those good are exported (depart with the yacht) within 12 months of their arrival then the Import Duty and GST on the goods usually payable can be claimed back. At Superachts 153°, Corina and Dave work closely with custom brokers to ensure you receive your goods on-time, by providing all the information you will need to avoid paying Import Duty and GST and those timely delays.