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Guide to Bringing Your Boat to Mexico

Located in San Diego’s Kona Kai Resort and Marina, Kusler Yachts sits at the very doorstep of Mexico—and all that it has to offer. When it comes to sportfishing, yachting or cruising in Mexico, Kusler Yachts has considerable experience and expertise.

Expert Guidance

While Kusler Yachts makes a living in the brokerage space, our business is more accurately described as a consulting service that provides guidance in the boat ownership experience.

Guide to Bringing Your Boat to Mexico

The Kusler Yachts Guide to Bringing Your Boat to Mexico is full of tips and best practices. 

Our specialty involves working with clients—those buying their first vessel or upgrading to their 20th—to find the perfect boat for their needs.

Such expert guidance can be especially beneficial when it comes to boat ownership and operation in a foreign country. The prospect of taking a large, floating investment to Mexico can be a daunting and complicated affair.

It doesn’t have to be.

Kusler Yachts is the expert when it comes to boating in Mexico. In fact, Kusler has sold a boat that finished in the top three at one of the Bisbee’s fishing tournaments six years running!

The Baja

We understand Baja California—from remote bays, anchorages, and places to fuel to the legal and technical requirements of operating a boat in Mexico. We also have our finger squarely on the pulse of the boat market—used, new, custom, production, center console, sportfisher and motor yacht.

Applying this combined skillset allows Kusler Yachts to source and obtain the perfect boat for your vision of the Mexico experience.

Kusler’s expert team of brokers can provide advice to satisfy all of the technical and legal aspects of taking or keeping your boat in Mexico.

Yacht Services Include:

  • Cruising Permits and Customs Check-in

    if entering Mexico for a short term.

  • Vessel importation and registration

    if you plan to keep your boat in Mexico

  • The framework of tax and regulatory requirements

    that relate to your situation.

The team at Kusler Yachts has a wealth of experience on all of the things necessary to enjoy your boat and your Mexican experience.  By trusting Kusler Yachts to guide the purchase of a vessel, you make Kusler’s network your network.

When it comes to boat ownership in Mexico (whether for a short term or the long run), our expert team can provide perspective on such things as:

  1. Places to fuel and anchor up and down the Baja

    on the Pacific and Sea of Cortez up to Puerto Vallarta.

  2. Marinas that best serve your needs

    Some of our favorites include Marina San Jose, IGY Cabo San Lucas, Marina Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta and Costa Baja Resort in La Paz.

  3. A trusted network of service providers and technicians

    those located in Mexico and those who can service the area.

  4. Delivery services to and from Mexico

    to help you and your boat transit safely.

  5. Advice and perspective on residences

    and things to consider when choosing the location for you.

  6. Identifying which transactions can legally occur in Mexico

    and those reserved for offshore, territorial waters.

If cruising or fishing are central to your boat ownership plans in Mexico, Kusler’s team can work with you to find the perfect boat—one that suits your needs and accommodates your budget. When it comes to fishing in Mexico, we can help you consider the following:


Are you planning to fish any of the long-range destinations such as the Revillagigedo Islands? Would like to spend four or five days fishing Mag Bay, Alijos Rocks or Guadalupe Island?

For instance, Magdalena Bay is considered one of the best fishing destinations in the World. Nestled off the southwest coast of Mexico’s Baja peninsula, this area is an off-shore fishing paradise located just 600 nautical miles from San Diego. Magdalena Bay has become the hub for anglers targeting Marlin on the fly, boasting numbers that are unrivaled anywhere in the world. Let Kusler Yachts help coordinate the fishing trip of your dreams!


Your needs from a day boat will differ vastly from what you need to accommodate extended, liveaboard expeditions.

Marine Electronics packages

from Sea-keeper gyrostabilizers to Omni real-time, 360-degree sonars, advances in the past decade have revolutionized the world of marine electronics. Kusler’s team not only knows the options, but can source (and handle the logistics for) the hardware and installation of everything you need.

Do you plan to hire a captain?

Understanding your plans and budget for vessel maintenance and operation can be a critical component to finding the right boat for you.

If you choose to sell your boat in Mexico, Kusler Yachts can handle all aspects of the listing and transaction. If you wish to move up on a new boat—purchasing a vessel with Mexico registration and title, we are experienced in this aspect as well.

The Kusler Yachts’ Guide to Mag Bay on Your Own Boat shows how to full enjoy one of the best fisheries in the world.

When it comes to boating in Mexico—Kusler Yachts is your source.

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72 ft 2008 Hatteras 72 Motor Yacht

“MISS SEALANEOUS EXPENSE II” is hull number 1 of the Hatteras 72 motor yacht line. She was debuted in the 2007 Lauderdale Show and has been a head turner ever since. As her suggests, no expense was spared in outfitting and on her maintenance over the years. Highlights include: TWIN CAT C32 Power, Roll-Fin Stabilized, 4... Read more →

35 ft 2004 Cabo 35 Express

LLC Owned The Cabo 35 Express is a top-level sportfishing machine whose impeccable detailing, superior engineering and rugged construction made her one of the top-selling boats in her class for several years. The 35 Express had a hull update in 2000 to provide a finer entry for a softer ride and improved head-sea performance. Cabin... Read more →

48 ft 2004 Cabo 48 Flybridge

THIS WILL BE THE NEXT 48 CABO TO BE SOLD – LLC – CABO SLIP – CLEAN – DON’T WAIT! The Cabo Yachts 48 “REEL CAST” is a top-tier tournament ready flybridge yacht whose uncompromising design and quality construction place her in the leading ranks of mid-range sportfishing boats. Some of “REEL CAST” upgrades and... Read more →

47 ft 2001 Cabo Flybridge

20017 CABO 47 FLYBRIDGE – FISH READY! The Cabo 48 (called the Cabo 47 until 2003) is a top-tier flybridge yacht whose uncompromising design and quality construction place her in the leading ranks of mid-range sportfishing boats. Cabos have an enviable reputation for fit and finish and the 48 is a showcase of Cabo’s engineering... Read more →

57 ft 2005 Bertram 570

30K REDUCTION! 57 BERTRAM “CLOUD NINE” – CAT POWER – TOURNAMENT READY 2005 Bertram 570 Convertible “CLOUD NINE” is a proven tournament winner ready for her next owner. This three-stateroom, three-head sport fisher is a rare find on the West Coast and is a must see. Her twin CAT 32’s allow her to cruise comfortably... Read more →

39 ft 2009 SeaVee 390

 SeaVee 390 / 2021 Triple Mercury 400 Verado / Priced To Sell The 390 Series dares you to challenge her capabilities. Without equal offshore, this boat invokes fear in oncoming waves and the competition alike. With its abundance of cockpit space and plentiful storage, it’s no surprise that serious fishing enthusiasts gravitate to the 390 platform.... Read more →

41 ft 2023 Regulator 41

CONTACT MEXICO DEALER KUSLER YACHTS TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION Experience the Regulator 41 with features to meet your every offshore need. The integrated wraparound windshield offers more protection at the helm, while the aft mezzanine seat with prep & tackle center and overhead SureShade® provide additional cockpit seating without compromising fishing amenities. Easy tower access makes... Read more →

Kusler Yachts has been in business since 2010 and is one of the most successful yacht brokerages in Southern California cumulating over 50 years of on-the-water experience. Kusler Yachts is your one-stop shop for all things sport fishing in addition to getting your West Coast team tournament ready. Kusler Yachts has sold sport fishing boats that have either won or placed in the top 3 spots of the Bisbee’s fishing tournament in Cabo San Lucas for the past 5 years.

The sales staff at Kusler Yachts have been delivering boats for new clients from Southern California to Mexico for well over 20 years. We take a no-nonsense approach, ensuring a positive experience for both buyers and captains. We look forward to helping your family with the next fishing or cruising adventure in Mexico, Central America or beyond.

Kusler Yachts is a proud dealer for AlbemarleCabo YachtsHatteras Yachts and Regulator fishing boats. Viva Mexico!

Contact A Mexico Yacht Expert

Kusler Yachts has been in business since 2010 and is one of the most successful yacht brokerages in Southern California cumulating over 50 years of on-the-water experience.

For more information regarding any of the Mexico boats for sale listed above, please contact the experts at Kusler Yachts today.