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Buying a boat in Europe after Brexit
Brexit has brought some uncertainty to boat-buying. With its exit from the EU, the UK is now subject to extra VAT treatment for pleasure craft in European waters. That's not to mention the many new immigration rules that affect sustained sailing. Here we make sense of the post-Brexit position for boat buyers, owners and enthusiasts.   The new sailing normal   The Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020. With it, the right to free movement, work and leisure has changed. For boat buyers and owners, it holds tax implications due to the introduction of Customs Union barriers. For average UK tourists who
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Grosvenor Yachts appointed as Gulf Craft dealer for the UK and Ireland
Gulf Craft, one of the world’s premier shipyards, has strengthened its global dealer network with the appointment of Grosvenor Yachts as the exclusive dealer for the United Kingdom and Ireland.   Grosvenor Yachts will showcase Gulf Craft’s diverse brand portfolio including its flagship Majesty superyachts, Nomad explorer yachts and Oryx sports yachts and open cruisers to customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.    Talal Nasralla, CEO of Gulf Craft, said,   “The United Kingdom and Ireland is one of our important growth markets with an already strong demand for our boats and yachts as well as clients who appreciate the value that we deliver through
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Buying a cheap GRP Canal River Boat
I would over a period like to encourage everyone to consider buying and owning a boat, however cheap or small from a simple kayak to well, the sky's the limit with boats is it not? But sadly, today it seems we have moved away from starting small.   Years ago, everyone got in to Inland canal and river boating by buying something cheap and cheerful that then if they liked boating, this could be sold on in a short time with maybe a little profit if work had been done. The boat improving over time and in-turn they could move on to
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Protect your boat with Salt-Away
The salt in seawater is a silent killer to boats. Any surface material on a boat is likely to go through some form of corrosion or damage over time unless proper care is taken.    We all want to look after our pride and joy, but how we do it and crucially, by not cutting any corners will decide whether issues and expensive replacements are prevented down the line. In order to retain value in our expensive past time, you have to know what works and what is worth every penny and minute of your time. The question is, how are you
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