Importing used outboards from the USA

 This may have been covered years ago when the Aussie dollar was stronger. Anyway, does anyone know of agents in the US who broker this kind of process. As I say, I am looking at used only. Thanks in advance, I John

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Old thread...not much help

Sun, 2022-11-27 12:53

Old thread...not much help but worth a read.

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unless you intend to buy a

Mon, 2022-11-28 08:24

unless you intend to buy a few and try offload to make a few bucks its not really worth it, shipping is super expensive atm, and you will be slugged GST and import duty.
You also have to be careful of buying boats/motors which are ex hurricane damaged.
Buying through a dealer does not protect you, i was told as the broker is the agent of the vendor, he does not owe any duties to the purchaser, except the duty not to misrepresent the facts. So if he is not told it is hurricane damaged or else he does not have to do any further due diligence....

Sorry for the rant, know someone who got burnt badly!

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 Thanks for the info gents.

Tue, 2022-11-29 15:44

 Thanks for the info gents. Some years ago when the $Aud was very strong I considered going over there and buying a containers' worth of good ones and dead ones for parts.That might have worked....  As you point out, cost now just for shipping alone would be tricky.