moving sailboat from USA to Mexico..

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  1. 73sunfish

    73sunfish New Member

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    Anyone here have any idea what the requirments are for taking my Sunfish sailboat to Mexico?

    i don't have a title.. would i need a bill of sale or something??
     
  2. Zeppo

    Zeppo Member

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    I've never done it, but logic say's you will need proof of ownership, you may need to contact a Mexican embassy in the States for specific details. Just make sure the advice you get is sound.
     
  3. Wayne

    Wayne Member Emeritus

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    Think about the return trip. US customs may need proof you didn't just pick up the boat in Mexico.

    I crossed at Detroit/Windsor with a canoe no questions asked by Canada and proceeded to vacation in Algonquin for 2 weeks. I returned through Sault Ste Marie where I was "detained" until a copy of the canoe's Bill of Sale could be FAXed to US Customs. That was in the late 1960s when a "FAX" meant a trip to a Western Union office.

    Check the requirements with US Customs
    http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/content_multi_image_0006.shtm
    http://www.dhs.gov/files/laws/bordersecurity.shtm

    You'll need insurance sold by a Mexican insurance co.
    http://www.mexpro.com/mexpro_v3
     

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