Delivery

Mediterreanean
Worldwide
Tax Free
Payment

Mediterranean

A fleet of vans is on hand to deliver free to ports throughout the Côte d’Azur, from St Tropez to Imperia (subject to a minimum order).

For van deliveries further afield, please call for a quote: +33 (0)4 22 10 67 70

Our Riviera office lines are open 8am – 10 pm, 7 days a week from May to October, and Monday to Friday throughout the winter months.

For deliveries from Viareggio, Palma and in the Caribbean, please call the relevant office for stock, availabilities, sourcing and delivery.

 

Worldwide

We can safely and securely send your wine order to almost anywhere in the world, wherever your yacht is moored.

Our network of freight forwarders and airfreight agents ensures swift and reliable delivery directly from our warehouse. Please call or e-mail for an estimate on time and costs.

 

Tax-free deliveries in France

If your yacht and charter fulfils specific conditions, you may be eligible for a tax-free wine and/or provisions order which VSF is happy and able to fulfil.

The following conditions must all be met:

  • THE YACHT IS COMMERCIALLY REGISTERED
  • THE YACHT HAS A PERMANENT CREW
  • THE YACHT IS USED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES ONLY
  • THE YACHT IS AT LEAST 15M LONG
  • THE YACHT MUST EXIT FRENCH WATERS FOR AT LEAST 70% OF TRIPS PER YEAR
  • NOT MORE THAN 50% OF CHARTERS IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR CAN BE STATIC
  • THE GOODS PURCHASED CANNOT BE FOR A STATIC CHARTER
  • THE AMOUNT PURCHASED IS IN KEEPING WITH THE DURATION OF THE CHARTER AND ITS NUMBER OF GUESTS

You will need to provide copies of the following in advance of any delivery:

  • CERTIFICATE OF COMMERCIAL REGISTRATION
  • THE SPECIFIC CHARTER AGREEMENT
  • CREW LIST
  • DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE

The Customs Agents fees for processing a tax free delivery are at least €199. Therefore, tax-free delivery is only worthwhile when the tax on an order exceeds €199 – usually a minimum of €1,020 for a wine and spirits order or €3,620 for soft drinks.

Please note that due to Customs constraints we need at least 48 hours’ notice to carry out a tax free delivery. We will also need to be informed at the time of placing an order whether a tax-free delivery is required.

Tax free delivery cannot be arranged after the goods have been delivered.

Deliveries can only be made during Customs hours and following receipt of their approval. Due to Customs office hours this means deliveries can only be made 09.00-12.00 or 14.00 – 17.00, Monday – Friday.

No return of goods can be accepted once the delivery has cleared Customs.

Goods delivered tax free cannot legally be taken off board without going through an import tax procedure, involving paying significant customs charges as well as VAT.

Customs reserve the right to board the vessel at the time of delivery and subsequently. There are potentially serious consequences for false declarations.

Please note that the invoice must be issued in the name of the company as it appears on the certificate of commercial registration.

 

Payment

We accept cash, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Amex) and wire transfers. Please note that there will be a 1.75% surcharge for payments made with Amex.

Please let us know how you wish to pay when ordering.

Unless previously agreed payment is due in full on delivery.