Yachting Monthly May 2021

Published by TI Media Limited Yachting monthly is at the heart of the British yachting market and is for people who actively sail their boats - whether cruising across the channel, around the coast or further a field in blue waters. It provides an entertaining mix of vital information for cruising yachtsmen with all levels of experience, which maximises their enjoyment, increases their skills and gives them the confidence to broaden their horizons.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 期號


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doorstep adventures

This is the year to explore the British and Irish coasts, if ever there was one. After more than a year of Covid restrictions, we’re all itching to get out and get away. Foreign travel remains hampered by lingering restrictions and uncertainty around new EU cruising rules, so homewaters seem the safest bet. Yacht brokers are selling threefold more boats than normal as people are realising the beauty and adventure that awaits on their doorstep. Even if you’ve already got your boat, I haven’t met a sailor yet who doesn’t daydream about what their next yacht will be. You might be hankering after a boat big enough to give you a modicum of privacy, or you’ve had enough of maintenance and just want something small and simple. A boat that suits…

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‘farcical’ post-brexit check-in and check-out system to be replaced

The Home Office has confirmed that a new online reporting system for all sailors leaving and returning to the UK should go live later this year. Called Submit A Pleasure Craft Report, it will be available to fill out via the gov.uk website. There are no plans to make it available as an app. Since the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, cruisers have been required to fill out the C1331 customs declaration form with details of their boat, crew, and departure and arrival destinations and dates every time they travel out of or into UK waters. The form can only be sent by post to the Border Force team in Dover. If a voyage is delayed by more than 24 hours then a new form with…

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extra costs for used boat sales

Owners and brokers of second-hand boats who want to sell between the UK and the EU will have to pay between £500-£5,000 for a Post Construction Assessment. Following Brexit, any vessel being traded second-hand between the UK and EU has to meet the obligations set out in either the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) in the EU or the Recreational Craft Regulations (RCR) in the UK. This will require either a new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark in line with the requirements of the RCR or a recertification of the CE mark when being placed on the EU market. Both require a Post Construction Assessment and third-party verification, which costs between £500-£5,000, depending on the vessel. The new rule applies immediately to those importing second-hand boats from the UK to the EU. Those importing…

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news in numbers

5,000 The Seabin Project has announced £5,000 of funding for a Seabin and its installation in the UK. Marinas, yacht clubs and harbours can all apply at bryan@inlandandcoastal.com 88k Plans to save £88,000 by shutting the Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre in Tanfield Park, Yeadon, have been overturned 100 Marine insurer Navigators and General celebrated their centenary on 1 March Fresh UK America’s Cup challenge Sir Ben Ainslie has said he will launch a fresh challenge for the next America’s Cup. INEOS Team UK lost 1-7 to Italy’s Luna Rossa in the Prada Cup final…

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vat rule for yachts challenged

The RYA and British Marine are challenging Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) VAT rules over the repatriation of boats to the UK. Currently, owners of boats which have been in the UK under present ownership and were in the EU at the end of the Brexit transition period, can qualify for Returned Goods Relief (RGR) and avoid paying a second UK VAT payment if the vessel returns to the UK before 31 December 2021. The RYA and British Marine want this extended to three years. They cite COVID-19 travel restrictions, the 90 days in every 180 days Schengen immigration restriction, insurance restrictions and the length of the sailing season. They also don’t want UK citizens and residents who bought boats in the EU to be penalised. Currently, owners who bought and…

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largest lock gates in scotland replaced

Work to replace the Gairlochy top lock gates at Lock 17 on the Caledonian Canal is expected to be finished by April. The gates, which are 30 years old and the largest in Scotland, are part of the flood defence mechanism separating Loch Lochy from the canal infrastructure and nearby communities. Two temporary cofferdams have been installed at Gairlochy during the work and a section of the canal has been dewatered, closing it to navigation. The Scottish government has funded the £1.8 million project. Over 1,400 boats pass through the canal annually.…