Ensure your VAT status is preserved if UK leaves EU
Once you have paid VAT on a vessel in an EU Member State you are given that Status in any other EU Member state. This is confirmed on a T2L form but in practice the production of these is not mandatory. However, this could change if UK leaves EU so it is recommended that anyone wishing to ensure that the VAT paid status is preserved applies for the confirmation to be issued retroactively by making a submission to:
HMRC Revenue & Customs Clearance Hub
3 Stanley Street
Tel: 03000 579577
For more advice contact the RYA Cruising Team on 023 8060 4232 (or see this link: https://www.rya.org.uk/knowledge-advice/boating-abroad/Pages/t2l.aspx). If you are a Member they will send you the form to complete and a guidance note.