The Fine Print For Boat Buyers


'The Fine Print' for all Boat Buyers. This is a a must read if you're considering buying either a NEW or USED BOAT from us.

Prices & Specifications are subject to change without notice and are quoted in AUD$ inclusive of GST. All vessels and/or trailers are supplied ex St Kilda Marina or Wyndham Harbour in Victoria Australia. 

For the sale of a used product including, but not limited too; vessel, trailer, engine(s), electronics etc. etc. St Kilda Boat Sales Pty Ltd (ACN: 101 594 932) Licensed Second-Hand Dealer No: 9680 is the appointed broker acting as 'vendor agent'. For the sale of a brand new product including, but not limited too; vessel, trailer, engine(s), electronics etc. etc.  St Kilda Boat Sales Pty Ltd (ACN: 101 594 932) is the sales agent/dealer representing the individual manufacturer of the components, who are the 'suppliers'. 

All advertised particulars & information is designed to be a guide only.  Buyers are strongly advised to hire the professional services of a Marine Surveyor and/or Mechanic during the purchase process, and to thoroughly check the particulars and safe vessel operation. Names of Marine Surveyors and/or Mechanics are available from our sales office.

Whilst every care has been taken, we do not guarantee the accuracy of information supplied. The Purchaser, being at liberty to inspect the vessel and/or trailer to satisfy themselves as to its; sea and/or roadworthiness, condition, fit for purpose, specification & Australian Builders Plate (ABP) compliance, must understand that all expenses or implied warranties of condition, statutory or otherwise, are hereby excluded and the vessel, its outfit, safety gear and all equipment shall be taken with all defects and faults of description without any allowance or abatement whatsoever.

We do not supply safety gear whatsoever with the purchase of any USED vessel as we are unable to guarantee the items performance or condition in an emergency situation. Therefore, it is the purchasers' own responsibility to ensure full compliance suitable for the location in which you are boating coupled with your experience. The current list of compliant “Safety Gear for Recreational Vessels” as published by Transport Safety Victoria is available from our office. 

If your unsure about the purchase process for a new or used boat, then you must ask for assistance by getting the appropriate; legal and/or financial advice.

Alternatively, read our bestselling award winning book:  Honey, let's buy a BOAT! Boat Ownership - Everything you wanted to know about buying (and selling) a power boat but didn't know who to ask. 360 pages of tips, advice and answers. Written specifically for the Australian marketplace.

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GST implications for international boat buyers of 'USED BOATS'

  • Any international USED boat buyer that believes they are exempt from paying GST in Australia will need to pay the GST at the time of purchase, then claim back the GST that they've paid. A Tax Invoice will be issued to the buyer to assist with their application for a refund.
     
  • It is the BUYERS repsonsibility to claim this back, we suugest you seek your own professional advice regarding this matter.
     
  • All prices shown are inclusive of GST unless otherwise indicated. 
     
  • Please seek your own export and shipping advice when purchasing a USED Boat for international relocation. Whilst we've sold many USED Boats internationally in the past, this is NOT our area of expertise.
     

GST implications for international boat buyers of 'NEW BOATS'

  • All international NEW BOAT buyers should please contact our sales office to discuss GST implications in your country and to seek the export sale approval  from the specific vessel manufacturer.
     
  • To enable new boat buyer to purchase without the GST on an 'export sale' basis, a copy of your current passport, drivers/boat licence is required. Together with copies of the shipping documentation for the new vessel to your home port/country and a letter of purchase approval from an authorised officer, if being purchased in a company name.
     
  • All prices shown are inclusive of GST unless otherwise indicated. 
     
  • Please seek your own export and shipping advice when purchasing a NEW Boat for international relocation.
    Whilst we've sold many NEW Boats internationally in the past, this is NOT our area of expertise.