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Importing a Mac 26M from Canada to Perth

Post by ORAC » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:48 pm

G'Day from WA,

I am am keen on importing a Mac 26M from Canada to perth Western Australia can anyone recommend a great freight company, anyone in WA done this? if so what suggestions / advice could you pass along???

I have read some horror stories, I can't really afford anything to go wrong. Although I think wife looking forward to life insurance after bumping me off!!!!

Many thanks

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Re: Importing a Mac 26M from Canada to Perth

Post by Blue Reef » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:29 pm

If you cant afford anything to go wrong, dont do it. If you do it yourself, things will go wrong, it will cost a lot more money than expected and unless you are extremely lucky or have done it before it will probably become another horror story. We have imported a bunch of 2nd hand boats (Mac and other kinds) for customers (as well as many new ones of course). We can import it for you, but it will cost you!

Good luck,

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Re: Importing a Mac 26M from Canada to Perth

Post by Mistral » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:59 pm

When I imported my Mac 26M the end freight price was 20% more than originally quoted and than the delayed delivery of about 4 weeks.

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Re: Importing a Mac 26M from Canada to Perth

Post by magnetic » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:03 am

see my other thread about transporting my :macm: from Dubai to Hong Kong. Just don't do it - sell the old boat and buy a new one. Sorry can't be more supportive, but this is my honest advice

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Re: Importing a Mac 26M from Canada to Perth

Post by magnetic » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:03 am

see my other thread about transporting my :macm: from Dubai to Hong Kong. Just don't do it - sell the old boat and buy a new one. Sorry can't be more supportive, but this is my honest advice

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Re: Importing a Mac 26M from Canada to Perth

Post by ORAC » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:17 pm

Many thanks for the advice, I think the local option is the best for me.

Looks like I will just have to wait until I can afford a local mac. :(

Orac

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Re: Importing a Mac 26M from Canada to Perth

Post by The Mutt » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:40 am

Get a Marine surveyor to do an inspection, well worth it for your sanity, we used AWS in Sydney, have a talk to them, they might handle the West Coast as well or be able to recommend someone.

My main whinge was with Oz Customs, they seem to have gone out of their way to irritate us by delaying the inspection to the point that we were charge a container rental fee.

Would we import again ... yes .. in a heart beat, possibly a red '70's Mustang.

Here is a link to our site http://devinetemptations.com/macgregor26x.htm

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Re: Importing a Mac 26M from Canada to Perth

Post by BrazDaz » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:41 am

Have you Talked to Klaus At eco Yachts in Jandakot
I was really surprised to here how cheep they are new from the dealer.
Also have you thought a bout a share arrangement.

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Re: Importing a Mac 26M from Canada to Perth

Post by Phillip » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:36 am

Orac.
I Import used Macs, and for what it is worth, the prices here in Australia are dropping.
A 2002 26X should sell for around $38k, a 2003-4 26M should sell for around $46k, a 2006-7 26M around $49k, so it's not like the 'good old days', as those that do it for a living do it for a ' % margin'.
If you do decide to import, then follow the administrative rules to 'the letter'.
Every Govt Dept you come in contact with, will carry out their role with 100% transparency and efficiency within the time frame they tell you.
Good luck.
Cheers
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Re: Importing a Mac 26M from Canada to Perth

Post by Mistral » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:48 am

Orac,

I used the same broker and shipping agent as Phillip. The broker was great, so was the shipping agent in the USA. it was the shipping agent here in Oz that charged me more than quoted. I also agree that the custom agents here are not the easiest to deal with. i can relate some stories regarding that.

Would I do it again? Depending on the exchange rate and extras on the boat, probably Yes. Oh, and don;t forget the registration here in OZ for boat and trailer, also not that an easy step.
Dirk

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Re: Importing a Mac 26M from Canada to Perth

Post by BrazDaz » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:49 am

Orac
Is that name from Blake 7 the Sifi from the early 80's?

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