Richard, perhaps you should look for a Nauticat that is already registered and VAT paid in the EU if you wish to keep it within EU boundaries on a permanent basis. I have a Nauticat 331 (2008), which I bought from a Greek in Athens and is now based in Italy. Although registered on the SSR in UK, it has always been based in the Med (VAT paid in Italy) and I am assuming that I will not have problems regarding VAT or duty although I suppose that I may have to re-register it to Italy or Greece. I’m keeping a low profile and waiting to see how the rules firm up. From my experience, there are not many Nauticats based in the Med, but the 331 is an ideal cruising motor sailor with a spacious cockpit and outside helm position to make the most of Med weather. I plan to cruise around Sicily in 2021 and then make my way to Corfu in October to re-base the boat in Gouvia Marina and put it up for sale. If you are interested in owning a 331 in the Med, please do contact me. Andrew Bell.