Consider European Yacht Delivery Of Your New Lagoon Or Beneteau

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

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The Oceanis Yacht 62 sailing off the Isle Porquerolles, France

Consider taking delivery of your new yacht in France and cruise the Mediterranean, some of the world’s most beautiful destinations rich in culture and history.

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 the services and support with our manufacturers and European service providers to make this easy and uncomplicated for you.

Choose the yacht that fits your dream  of cruising from Lagoon or Beneteau.  Your customized delivery is planned to every last detail and with utmost care.

 

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FAQ

Where do I take delivery of my new yacht?

Your adventure starts at the factory launch docks with your orientation, inspections and handover of your new yacht with our crew. The boat is then taken to the Atlantic coast for sea trials and any custom installations you may want to have.

At that point, you are ready to begin your cruise. If you desire to begin from the Mediterranean, we can secure a captain to help with your first passage.

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. To enjoy the summer sailing season in Europe, it’s best to schedule your delivery late spring to early summer. With the current extended delivery times, it’s best to order your yacht from us 8-12 months in advance. You should anticipate about two months for the commissioning, customizing and sea trials.

Who commissions my new yacht?

Both Beneteau and Lagoon have many years of experience in assisting their US dealers in the commissioning and delivery of yachts purchased by their US buyers.

We send staff to Europe to aid and oversee the commissioning process. Our staff is there for final inspections and will perform the same comprehensive, high level quality control checks that we do on every yacht that we deliver in the US.

We are old hands at the commissioning process and our manufacturers are there to help and support the process all along the way. We guarantee that your yacht will be in sail-away condition on your delivery date.

Your yacht is covered by your US manufacturer’s warranty and if you do have warranty issues, any Beneteau or Lagoon dealer will help with the issue to resolve. With the largest dealer network in the world, you will have help at any port if call.

Will I save money by taking delivery in Europe?

Yes. You will save on ocean transport and US Customs Duty. These amounts vary based on the size of your new yacht. These savings can sometimes be over $100,000 on large catamarans.

Additionally, if your yacht remains out of the state of California for one year from the purchase date, you will be exempt from California sales tax.

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 your boat leaves the factory, you will receive a certificate that allows you to spend up to 6 months in France without having to pay the French VAT. 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 shipper can remain continuously in the EU itself for up to 18 months without paying VAT.

Upon bringing your yacht back to the U.S. you will be liable for an import duty of approximately 2% of the value of what will then be a used yacht.

What are the cost And logistics to get my new yacht back to America or 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. We can help with the logistics of this.

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 boat in a managed charter to offset costs of international travel?

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.

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