RECENTLY WE HAD AN ENQUIRY TO SHIP A SPEED BOAT TO NEW ZEALAND. WHEN WE SAW THE BOAT WE WERE BLOWN AWAY BY HOW COOL IT WAS!
This homemade, garage-built, speedboat is known as Mayhem. It has a 200hp jet ski engine and tops speeds of close to 130 km/h, yet it only weighs a couple of hundred kilos! The owner has been working on Mayhem for 2 years and has tweaked the original blueprints to modify his speed boat to how he wanted it. Absolutely incredible!
Mayhem is being shipped over to New Zealand to be used in the local riverways for about three months, but the boat may be kept there permanently. When we chatted with the owner of Mayhem he was unsure whether he planned on staying or moving back to Australia, but our helpful staff was able to provide some advice on for either circumstance.
At Willship International, we understand the requirements behind shipping vehicles internationally. So we provided the owner with two possible options with what he could do once the speedboat was over there:
- If he moved to New Zealand permanently, we can import it over there as ‘personal effects’ and he would pay no import duty or GST, or
- If he decided to bring the boat back to Australia, after three months we clear it as a temporary import, meaning he pays a ‘bond’ to New Zealand customs, which would be equivalent to what the import GST would be on the boat. In this case, it would be 15% of landed value (value of the vehicle), freight and insurance. This is then held by New Zealand customs until re-export, where it is refunded back to him.