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Overall Survey Results:


Survey of Foreign Flagged Yachts


1Have you been met with consistent Customs / Immigrations procedures upon arrival to United States ports?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
144 44.8%
No
   
160 49.8%
No Responses
   
175.2%
 Totals321100%

2Have you, or any of your employed crew, ever been denied entry into a United States port?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
53 16.5%
No
   
251 78.1%
No Responses
   
175.2%
 Totals321100%

3Have you, or any of your employed crew, ever been deported from the US?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
14 4.3%
No
   
285 88.7%
Other
   
5 1.5%
No Responses
   
175.2%
 Totals321100%

4Have you, or your crew, had difficulties obtaining a B1/B2 Visa to work on board a non-US flagged vessel?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
120 37.3%
No
   
183 57.0%
No Responses
   
185.6%
 Totals321100%

5Due to the changes in security since 9/11, have you opted NOT to enter/cruise the US rather than deal with the new requirements?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
97 30.2%
No
   
210 65.4%
No Responses
   
144.3%
 Totals321100%

6Due to the changes since 9/11, have you opted NOT to come to Florida from the Caribbean to provision or do repairs before crossing to the Mediterranean?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
83 25.8%
No
   
218 67.9%
No Responses
   
206.2%
 Totals321100%

7Approximately how much money does your yacht spend monthly, excluding crew wages, inside or outside the US? Please estimate dockage, fuel, owner and guest provisions, maintenance, repair, etc.
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
$0 - $10,000
   
6 1.8%
$10,000 - $20,000
   
44 13.7%
$20,000 - $40,000
   
88 27.4%
$40,000 - $60,000
   
50 15.5%
$60,000 +
   
114 35.5%
No Responses
   
195.9%
 Totals321100%
8Have you ever arrived in Fort Lauderdale and visited the Customs office, to find it unattended?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
111 34.5%
No
   
189 58.8%
No Responses
   
216.5%
 Totals321100%

9What, in your opinion, about arriving to a US port on a non-US flagged yacht, or with non-US crew, is the most frustrating?
 
 Number of
Responses
  269
10What changes would you suggest, or like to see occur?
 
 Number of
Responses
  250