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Welcome to the June Issue

The office continues to be very busy with a wide variety of queries on all our areas of activity, plus new codings and renewals, tonnage measurements, VAT, RCD and customs warehouse movements.

The Practical Brokerage course in May had 15 delegates and the ABYA Annual Conference delegates looked at a variety of legal issues relating to Due Diligence, Money Laundering, Commission referral fees and Selling in the course of a business. On a lighter note Boatshop 24 gave a presentation on the value of using Social Media within a business.

The surveyors’ training earlier in May covered a variety of topics including thermal imaging cameras, formatting reports (everyone thought they knew until Derek started his presentation …) and an update on MLC.

The Small Craft Surveyors Forum held its annual seminar at the Seawork Exhibition last week looking at the revised Workboat Code – there is a short report later in this newsletter. We had a stand to fly the ABYA and YDSA flags at the exhibition using our new-look advertising focussing on the logos with the simple message – “Qualified Experienced Professionals since 1912”. Do remember to include the logos in any advertising, stationery, etc. It all helps with raising the profile of the associations.

You should all now have received your membership renewal paperwork. Please let Kay know if you have not received it or have any queries. The subscription is a request for payment – we will issue a receipted invoice on payment, but doing it this way means we don’t have to pay all the VAT due in the first quarter of the year, before we receive the payments, nor do they appear as bad debts on the accounts. If you would like to pay quarterly, please let us know.

Finally, you all know that Tricia is retiring after a good many years at YBDSA looking after the accounts, which she has done very ably, and with great care in making savings wherever possible. Her final day is Thursday 26 June. Sue Dorking, who many of you will know from the CA side, has Sage qualifications and is moving over to take on the accounts. We are therefore seeking a new support person for the CA and Dawn and some additional help with the telephones, post, etc. Hopefully by the time you read this, we will have someone in view.

So, all change at the Glassworks! Our very best for the future to Tricia for a long and happy retirement.



Jane Gentry
Chief Executive Officer of YBDSA, ABYA and YDSA

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In Memoriam - Jean Pierre Cardin

Jean Pierre Cardin died on 17 May. He was known to us as one of the Oyster brokerage/sales team and had been an ABYA member since 2005.

He was always helpful and we were saddened to hear of his illness. We know he will be sadly missed by colleagues, friends and family and by us here at The Glass Works
Jonathan Milton
Gives us a brief update on Membership applications, new training schedules, the Code of Practise and some new marketing activities. Click on his photo for the full story.
Marcus Munt
The ABYA Cairman sings the praises of training days and the opportunities they offer ABYA Members. Click on his photo for the full story.
Great Result from the FCA - All UK yacht brokers will have been pleased to learn that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have agreed with ABYA that yacht brokers do not need to be FCA registered either to set up a client account or to repay a marine mortgage on behalf of a client. This would otherwise have placed a heavy, and currently impossible, burden on yacht brokers as FCA does not have an option for yacht brokers to register for these activities! We are delighted that the FCA has reached this decision.
Members are reminded that they will still need to be FCA registered with a Consumer Credit Licence (CCL) if they will be receiving commissions from insurers or finance houses for introduction of clients.
If you wish to set up a new client account and the message has not yet reached your bank there is information in the members’ area of the website to assist you.
Qualified Experienced Professionals required

Popular UK boating magazine 'Sailing Today' needs your expert help with their boat reviews.

Click on the magazine to find out more.
ABYA & YDSA at Seawork
A brief review of what happened at the 2014 Seawork Exhibition and conference in Southampton last week, including all the topics covered at this year’s Small Craft Surveyors Forum. Click on the logo for all the details.
How does Seawork work?
Mike Schwarz, IIMS Chief Executive, posed some key questions to Lyndsey Sherriff, Head of Events at Seawork organisers, Mercator Media. Click on the logo for the full story of how the UK’s leading commercial marine show works.
Getting up-to-date with your social media
Everything you needed to know but were too afraid to ask. Click on the birdie for the full story about Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Your Membership, Your Logo
Making the most out of the YDSA and ABYA logos. Click on the logos for a guide to what you need to do with your letterheads, e-mail footer, website, business cards...
Maltese Superychat Conference
YBDSA Associate Member Alex Chumillas of Tax Marine in Barcelona gives us a comprehensive review of the Quaynote event, click on his photo for the full story.
Free On-line Mediterranean Directory Entries
The popular Mediterranean yachting magazine The Islander also hosts the website which includes a Business Directory which Members can advertise in for FREE! If you would like to be included in the Directory, please email your entry details to
Stop Bad Practice

ABYA members are reminded that using other brokers’ listings without their permission is completely unacceptable.

Click the stop sign for more.
New distribution partnership
Dickies International, Ancasta International Boat Sales and Beneteau are very pleased to announce a new distribution partnership for Beneteau’s highly-acclaimed power boat ranges in the UK’s South.
By George! – Positivity and growth returns to the Industry following a good Sandbanks Boat Show and the return of the long awaited sun. We take a look at all the latest news from the Salterns Group.
Bolt record-breaker
Mylne Yachts displayed its record-breaking prototype Bolt 18 Fast Electric Boat at the "Evolution" Edinburgh Electric Vehicle Show at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh in April.
NOTICE - New Bill of Sale
A copy of the MCA Bill of Sale Feb 2014 for your use can be found on the ABYA Members’ area under Downloads/Forms then MCA Bill of Sale Feb 2014.
A day in the life of... David Cannell

This month, Naval Architect and surveyor David Cannell tells us about his fascinating career spanning Lloyd’s Register, racing boats, pocket cruisers and fast patrol vessels for the US Coastguard.

We even discover his favourite tipple.

Click on David’s photo for the full story.
New Trust to be Launched

A new Trust in Memory of Roger Lorenz, a former senior member of YDSA who was also an inland waterways boating enthusiast, will be launched at the Stratford River Festival on 5th/6th July.

The trust will offer young adults between the ages of 18-30 the opportunity to learn traditional boating skills.

Click on the photo for the full story.
Coleman Insurance Brokers insures Vector Martini Offshore Powerboat

Coleman Insurance Brokers are delighted to announce that they have arranged the Insurance for the new Vector Martini Offshore Powerboat. Click on the boat for the full story.
First Scottish female Full ABYA broker

Landmark Membership for Michael Schmidt brokerage personnel
Roseann Sweeney, Brokerage Manager of Michael Schmidt Kip Boat Sales, was presented with Full membership status by the Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents in May 2014.

This award is only given to Yacht Brokers who have a proven and extensive record of handling brokerage sales professionally and efficiently. Click on the photo for the full story.
Independent Marine Travel Specialist

Recently appointed Associate Member, Marine Travel Company (MTC) manages the travel requirements for a cross section of marine related business throughout the UK and worldwide. Click on the photo to find out more and to hear about their out of hours office in Manila.

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Roseann Sweeney, Michael Schmidt & Partner (Kip office) – Full member
Andy Cunningham, Michael Schmidt & Partner – Full Member
Steve Clemens, Pinnacle Yachts (UK office) – Accredited
Frank Gelder, Waypoint Yacht Brokers, Cowes – Accredited
Josh Richardson, Superyacht Toys & Tenders – Accredited
Toby Camfield and Rebecca Murray, Boatshowrooms of Harleyford – Probationary
Chrissy Pearce, Waypoint Yacht Brokers – Probationary
Marine Travel Company
Canopius Managing Agents

3 July            IWG Masterclass, Northants
4 July            Yard tour and retirement reception for Tony Staton-Bevan
22 July          Structures Training day, Fox’s Marina, Ipswich
12 Sept         Start of Southampton Boat Show
17 Sept         CA Training day, St. Marys Stadium, Southampton
20/21 Oct      Practical Yacht Brokerage and Surveying with the YDSA courses, Winchester
12/13 Nov     Training Day, Dinner and AGMs, River & Rowing Club, Henley on Thames
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