Customs duty on boat parts – as per Customs Officer in GET Dec 4, 2009
Sometime during the summer the ruling was changed. There is NO duty on your engine/transmission/ prop parts for your boat. They will be subject to a $10.00 Stamp Tax. No brokerage agent is required. This also includes your outboard motor as long as it was listed on your cruising permit.
Katharine Marche became Chief Customs Officer June 1, 2009 & she now
requires that all other imports into Exuma require the use of a Customs
Brokerto fill out the paper work. Duty is now 45%. The business people in Exuma are especially upset about this.
Diesel is $4.10 a gal
Gas 4.70 a gal
lettuce 7.90 for 3 romaine
George Town Marine & Repair is closing Dec 31. All boats should be out asap. Friends were given until Jan 30 but the travel lift is in poor repair so it would be best to launch asap.
Eddie’s Edgewater – Kevin, Rap’s son, died this past summer & the restaurant has been closed but there was a BBQ there last Fri @ $10.00 per plate & the place is getting fixed up inside.
Two Turtles is still closed
Cheaters is offering Fri night BBQ at $10.00 per plate
Fish Fry is active
Feb Point “Bamboo Grill” serves Bahamian with European flair $$$
St Francis – best bet for good food plus wifi
Tourist Office is now located at Turnquest Star Plaza on 2nd floor.
Bridge to Crab Cay is now open to boat traffic – height 15 feet. Three workers on the island.
We are the only boat in Red Shanks – 35 in GT
Charlie & Lee on Windstar IV