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Welcome to the December issue


This month we review 2016 and look forward to 2017, including: developments for the AGM format; the new Training Executive; the Large Yacht Groups; the CA Standards Working Group and stress management. Click here for the full story

Jane Gentry

Chief Executive Officer of YBDSA, ABYA and YDSA
(Click here to send me an email)



YBDSA President, Richard Lambert tells us about a change in format for future AGMs and looks forward to a busy New Year with the Associations' training programme and the new websites.
ABYA Chairman John Rodriguez looks back at the main issues that the industry has faced in 2016.
YDSA Chairman Martin Pittilo gives us a run down of the three main areas of development for YDSA during 2017.
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Day in the life of...
Inland Waterways
New Members & Diary Dates

ABYA NEWS & MEMBERS

BERTHON LOOKS TO THE FUTURE WITH MORE APPRENTICES
[Click on the images below the headlines for the full stories]


ALFASTREET APPOINTS BOAT SHOWROOMS


SEALINE APPOINTS NORFOLK BOAT SALES


NEW ADDITION FOR SUPERYACHT TENDERS & TOYS

YDSA NEWS & MEMBERS

NORTHERN FORUM
YDSA Full Member Nigel Ling gives us some insight into RCD2 and some timely advice for all surveyors. Click below for the full report.


TIPS ON WINTERISING YOUR BOAT
by Ben Sutcliffe, YDSA Accredited Member - click below for the full article


THE APPRENTICE – YOU'RE HIRED!
By Mike Chadwick and Adam Swallow



YDSA LARGE YACHT GROUP - PALMA TRAINING EVENT

Put the dates in your diary now - 16/17 February 2017.

YDSA member in Palma, Richard Franklin, is liaising with local large yacht yards and marine suppliers on 2 days of visits and presentations by a wide variety of specialists in that field. 

This offers a great opportunity to meet up with fellow LY surveyors and find out what facilities there are available for your clients in Palma.

Brokers are invited to join the Surveyors for dinner on 16 giving everyone a chance to network! Full details to follow in the New Year!


CODING NEWS


ROUND UP
Click here for a round up of the latest Certifying Authority News. This month’s topics include stability advice for Static Use of vessels; the phase out of ORC Liferafts; Two new MGNs for life saving equipment and a message from the CA Professional Standards Working Group.


FRAUDULENT FIRST AID KITS
Although this information was issued by MCA for coding surveyors, coding clients may wish to be aware of this situation and check the first aid kits on their own boats. Click below for the full story



CO - THE SILENT KILLER
More news of avoidable deaths and how you can save someone's life.


CA Training Day on 11 January
Only three weeks away – please book soon as places are limited. Booking forms have been circulated, or contact Kay Greenwood by email. A full day of varied presentations. It’s next door to the London Boat Show.

YBDSA ASSOCIATE NEWS

BOND SOLON INTRODUCES THE...


INCE SEMINAR - YDSA LARGE YACHT GROUP
Click here for a detailed review of the Ince & Co Yacht Seminar by James Pratt
 

FREE ACCESS TO MOBILE YACHTBROKER APP
Click here for more details

INSURANCE RISKS FOR YACHT BROKERS
Click here for some thoughts and advice from Paul Winter of Winter & Co. (Marine) Ltd.

HMRC - CUSTOMS CORNER

The latest news and guidance direct and free from HMRC
This month in Customs Corner we dust off some advice about Transfer of Residence Relief and look into the future for VAT post Brexit, click on the duty free bag for the full story.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF...

Bob Goodchild - YDSA Accredited Surveyor
26 years after arriving in the Spice Islands, Bob Goodchild gives us a vivid account of life on Grenada. From avoiding heat stroke on the job, to the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan.


INLAND WATERWAYS NEWS
Courtesy of The Inland Waterways Association

IWA mentioned in Parliament - Click here for a brief review of a recent exchange in the House of Lords that mentioned the IWA’s Directory of Waterways.
IN OTHER NEWS

Click below for a preview of Quaynote’s forthcoming Opportunities in Superyachts conference. Now in its fifth year the annual event in Malta has become a key networking event in the superyacht calendar.


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