Scores of yachtsmen losing out in Internet gear scramble

Scores of yachtsmen are facing large and unexpected bills after purchasing gear on the Internet.

Bargain hunting for equipment on the Internet – especially from the US – is costing yachtsmen a fortune.

When the ‘cheap’ gizmo arrives it comes with a bill for import tax, VAT, freight costs, and often does not interface with exisiting equipment, trade sources say.