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Welcome to the June issue

In a bid to cut down on space we've edited the top half of the newsletter to make navigation a bit easier. In this issue I cover: The potential impact of Brexit, Planning for the future, Promoting the Associations, Progress with the new websites and the Marshall Islands Registry, to name a few. Click on my photo to read the full intro.

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

YBDSA President
Richard Lambert

This month Richard talks about Seawork, the Training & Development Framework and various other Association topics.
 
YDSA Chairman
Martin Pittilo

Martin gives us and eye-opening account of what it takes to become a YDSA Member and praises the application process and all those who make it happen.
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ABYA News & Members
YDSA News & Members
Associate News & News in Brief
Tucker's Tips
HMRC - CUSTOMS CORNER
Day in the life of...
Inland Waterways
New Members & Diary Dates

ABYA NEWS & MEMBERS

ABYA SALE & PURCHASE AGREEMENTS
The new S&P documents are almost ready. They have a new look with the front page designed to capture all the important details and there's no more trying to remember which bit to fill in on page 3. It has been designed to work with all vessel sizes with versions for Conditional and Unconditional Sales and for sales with one or two brokers. We'll email all ABYA Members as soon as the new forms are available in the Members area.

FREE PRESS OFFICE FOR ALL MEMBERS
John Sharp, the YBDSA Marketing & PR Consultant, has come up with a great idea to benefit Members. He is offering a Free Members’ Press Office facility – an opportunity to send your own press releases to anyone in the UK media – All you have to do is provide the story and a photograph. John will do the rest.
 
To find out more about this FREE MEMBER BENEFIT just e-mail the ABYA Press Office or the YDSA Press Office now. Well, what are you waiting for?

ABYA ADVANCED BROKERAGE SEMINAR – 29 June
Designed to add to the knowledge of those managing a sales/brokerage office. Kay has already circulated the booking form, but if you want to attend please contact her and she will send you over full details. Or click 'Book Now' above. Programme – includes: update on RCD 2; what, why and how to register with the FCA; insight into the Large Yacht Market and practical demonstration on how to do a tonnage measurement!  Also a great opportunity to network with other Members.

PROTECTING YOUR ENTITLEMENT TO COMMISSION Following the recent Court of Appeal judgement about an unpaid commission on a superyacht sale, LA Marine gives us a step-by-step guide on how to protect your entitlement, click their logo for more.
 

MICHAEL SCHMIDT & PARTNER YACHT BROKERS is expanding into Spain through a new association with Ibero Yachting of Barcelona. Click here for more.

LINK WITH AUCTION HOUSE  IWG recently spotted that an auction house had had a classic narrowboat up for sale, but none of our members knew about it.  Lambert Smith Hampton have now put us on their mailing list for when they get boats in.  By chance they have a Beneteau Cyclades, based in Turkey, at the moment. As and when we get any other boats for auction through, we will notify members in case there is any potential interest for clients. 
 

SALTERNS BROKERAGE
 will present the Anytec 747 CAB on Berth VA34 at Seawork International from 14-16 June, Mayflower Park, Southampton. Seawork International is Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition.

YDSA NEWS & MEMBERS

  INTRODUCTION TO YACHT COATINGS TRAINING DAY - Duncan Saunders, Full Member YDSA gives us a report from this highly-recommended event, click the photo for the full story.
 

EXAM SUCCESSES Congratulations (from left to right) to John Excell, Roland Perry and Alan Plummer who passed the YDSA Surveyors Up-grading Exam held in February.


YBDSA ASSOCIATE NEWS



THE REAL VALUE OF EXPERTS' MEETINGS
Legal experts Bond Solon explain the importance of Expert Meetings and highlight the pitfalls of poor expert witness preparation.
 

COLEMAN INSURANCE GROUP Celebrate the best of the Poole Harbour Boat Show, click below for their report:



NEWS FROM TLT LLP SOLICITORS

Two good case summaries from TLT. First, the Trunki case which highlights the importance of Designers & Yards protecting their work. Second is another summary of the Moran v Pisarev judgement about unpaid commission.
 

NEWS IN BRIEF

Advertise your Membership with ties and free promotional material
Have you got a Membership tie? These stylish, hand-made silk ties are silver with the appropriate logo and look very smart!  They cost £20.00 including VAT and can be ordered and paid for direct from the Members' area of the website. Click here to order.  If you are coming to Petersfield, you can collect one in person. It would be great to see you. Also available FREE are branded document bags, clipboards and pens. Those of you who have attended recent events have been able to take away the clipboards and zip bags. ABYA merchandise will be available at the ABYA Senior Brokers Training Day, Marwell Hotel, nr Winchester on 29 June.  From the comments received, some of you have been holding your old clipboards together with gaffer tape, so the new ones were not a minute too soon!
 
Call in to the office or Email Nicola if you would like any of these FREE items.
TUCKER'S TIPS - Short Guide to Marine Firefighting

This month Tony looks into the different kinds of fire extinguishers that a surveyor is likely to come across.


HMRC - CUSTOMS CORNER
The latest news and guidance direct and free from HMRC


VAT evidence remains a problem and it is important that the VAT status of a vessel is supported by the correct evidence rather than a vague statement along the lines of 'no VAT payable’. Our new ‘Duty Free Advice’ section gives us some black and white details about what constitutes VAT Status evidence.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF...
Joe McCollam
 
We take a look into the life and work of YDSA Member Joe McCollam, commercial Marine Surveyor and Naval Architect, in the beautiful surroundings of County Antrim:


INLAND WATERWAYS NEWS
Courtesy of The Inland Waterways Association

The Inland Waterways Association has an important SAFETY RECALL for Novacomet Gas Regulators and new research finds that 25% of the UK’s waterways are impassable. Click below for the full story.


 

INLAND WATERWAYS GROUP REPORT

NEWS FLASH the latest news from the Inland Waterways Group – included the latest on the Trusted Messenger Scheme, RCD interpretation and Stainless bow-thruster tubes.
IN OTHER NEWS

Lewmar appoints Hamble Yacht Services Refit & Repair as a Service Centre


And there's an all new website for TheYachtMarket.Com

 

MEMBERS NEWS

RETIREMENTS
Peter Crowley, a long-standing YBDSA Associate and lawyer with Swinnerton Moore, London, has decided to retire. Best wishes to Peter for the future.

Tim Sturton-Davies – Well, he hasn’t retired, but he has decided to move out of brokerage and has set up ‘The Quarterdeck’, a coffee shop in Itchenor Shipyard.  So you know where to go when you need a decent cup of coffee and a cake when you are in the area!

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