Old 01-09-2017, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by La Vida CR View Post
the Hooker (G&S) is in marina pez vela, not sure if it available for public charter

to be a legal charter boat here in CR means it must be Costa Rican flagged, which is a whole mess of legal work if the boat is not made here, it means removing it from forgein registry, paying import duty of 33% the value of the vessel, registering it here, and jumping through hoops for a business license, tax reporting inspections etc
not saying people don't charter their boats illegally,I know of plenty that do
Even worse, in Quepos they are dropping the Hammer on US captains that don't have Costa Rican captain licenses. They just quit letting charter captains leave out with the US international captain license, there are a lot of unhappy people here