CE ships must be inspected after June 15, 1998. This means that a builder’s certificate and a user’s manual must accompany a ship built before June 15, 1998. For more information about the CE brand, see the website of the Netherlands’ Chamber of Commerce:
If you sail outside the EC and return, Customs agents are authorized to ask you to present proof that taxes on the vessel have been paid. The original invoice / bill for this is well suited. The VAT certificate, issued by Customs, is also an option.
Brokerage Strand Horst can help you in applying for and obtaining such a document. Moreover, it is only necessary to submit papers for ships built after January 1, 1985. you can find the appliation form for a VAT declaration on the internet at: