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25 June, 2017

BAHAMAS
The rate of duty on pleasure vessels of less than 150 gross tons, but not less than 30 feet in length, is 10% (with an additional stamp duty of VAT cost of 7% + freight)..

Pleasure vessels of less than 150 gross tons but more than 100 feet in length are subject to a 5% duty rate (with an additional stamp duty of 1%).

Owners of foreign registered vessels (including U.S.) may keep them in the Bahamas for one year without paying duty and may extend this one-year stay for up to three years by paying a fee of $500 per year after the first.

To register a vessel in the Bahamas, the vessel must be there for a physical inspection.

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