European Yacht Delivery Program

Taking Delivery Of A 220V Yacht For Use Exclusively Outside Of The US

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Explore History, Breathtaking Landscapes, and All The Pleasures Of Europe From On Board A Yacht

Your dream to cruise the Mediterranean to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations rich in culture and history is more affordable than you think.  Cruise the Greek isles, Sardinia, Sicily and the Amalfi Coast, Corsica and Cote d’Azur.

Visit dozens of ports of calls and landscapes on your schedule and your own yacht. Imagine visiting the coasts of Croatia, Spain, Scandinavia, Turkey, the Fjords and the Scottish Isles, whatever calls to you. See some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world from the sun-drenched hillsides to old-world refinement.

Today, it’s possible with our European Yacht Delivery Program. We have developed a service to make this easy and uncomplicated for you.   This program is for people who want to use their boat exclusively outside of the US, taking delivery in Europe of a 220V yacht.  This voltage is standard for countries outside the US. After your European adventure, sail it to the Caribbean for a new kind of adventuring. When you’re ready to sell, the world is your market place with a 220V yacht.

We’ll help you find the yacht that fits your dream  of cruising.  Your customized delivery is planned to every last detail and with utmost care.


Where do I take delivery of my yacht?

You will take delivery at the factory of the manufacturer or purchase location. After the yacht handover, it can be delivered to any port for your departure for your cruising adventure with the help of professional skippers.

Both the Atlantic coast and Med locations provide direct access to Europe’s most breath-taking and coveted cruising destinations.

When is the best time to take delivery in Europe?

The Mediterranean sailing season runs from April to October.  You will want to get to know your yacht and customize it for your use. Plan for having two to three months prior to the season for this process.

What is VAT and will I have to pay it?

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax levied by the government of each EU member state. It’s chargeable on boats imported into the EU and on boats purchased and owned by residents of the EU who are using their boat within the EU.

When you purchase your used boat you will apply for an exemption while cruising. Every country will have different timelines for how long you can stay so make sure you calculate this in your travel itinerary. A non-EU flagged boat with a non-EU skipper can remain continuously in the EU itself for up to 18 months without paying VAT.

There are various flagging options and all have different benefits.

What are the costs and logistics to get my yacht to the Caribbean?

There are several options depending upon your time and level of adventure. The fastest is to arrange transport on one of the many yacht transport carriers. There are specific ports of pick up and drop off.

You can also hire a skipper and crew to bring it across on its own bottom or you can make the crossing with your crew or a professional crew. This takes planning, provisioning and the proper equipment, insurance, and cooperation.

You might consider participating in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) which starts each November in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. It is the most popular way for cruisers to cross the Atlantic with a group passage.

The ARC is the largest trans-ocean sailing event in the world and brings together over 200 cruising yachts to make the passage from Europe to the Caribbean. The destination in the Caribbean is Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, one of the most beautiful islands in the Lesser Antilles. It’s a 2700 nautical mile passage on the NE tradewind route and takes approximately 21 days. This is a well managed program with pre-cruise seminars on routing, weather and safety. You get to cruise in the company of over 200 other cruisers

Can I place my yacht in a managed charter to offset international travel costs?

Yes, many large yacht owners take advantage of the high-end professional yacht management companies who will offer full management of the yacht and onboard crew.  Your yacht can travel to world destinations based on your desires and be charted when you are not on board. There are tax incentives and income offsets for this usage. Your boat will have a professional captain and crew on board, all managed by the company.