Non Boat Specific Original sales invoice from 1988

  • Thread starter Ray Prowse
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Ray Prowse

Hello - looking at buying a Moody yacht originally supplied in 1988 but owner hasn't yet produced original sales invoice or copy thereof although says he has it.
Having had problems before by not having this document - although later overcome - with regards to proof of vat payment I'm keen to obtain and wonder whether the association either has or knows of a register of this information.
All suggestions gratefully received.
Ray
 

John Mortimer

John Mortimer
Member
Boat name
WIZARD
Berth
Southampton
Boat type
Moody 346
Cruising area
Solent
You need the original invoice- HMRC will not be able to provide one and there is no central register of VAT invoices.
I had this problem on a previous boat I was trying to buy......AFTER I had paid for a survey the broker told me that the owner could not find the original invoice......I walked away as the owner would not drop the price by 20%.....(the potential VAT liability)
My advice is to get eyes on the original invoice before you proceed........ I cant see any reason the owner wont show it to you........ hummm....

All this being said...... I do not know of ANYONE who has travelled to europe and been required to show proof of VAT status.

If you are going through a broker get him to get the paper work in order......

Fair winds
 

Roger Smith

Roger Smith
Member
Boat name
SABRE
Berth
Bradwell-on-Sea
Boat type
Moody 31 MkII
Cruising area
East Coast & N Europe
Some Moody 31s were finished by Princess Yachts in Plymouth and Princess used to have all the old invoices and could produce a copy on request. Some, of which mine is one, were finished at Swanwick and they haven't got the old invoices.
If you know the hull number then the Tech section, under Moody 31s, includes a list showing details of where the hulls went to.
 
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