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Welcome to the August issue


With the new-look newsletter, rather than chatting away about various items I have broken my introduction into smaller specific sections. In this issue we have Career Planning, Strategic Reviews, some great statistics form the Certifying Authority and a call to all Members for help manning our Boat Show stand. Click on my photo for more details.

The newsletter and new websites will be interlinked in due course, so the news from one feeds the other. Anticipated estimated time of arrival for the new YDSA and YBDSA websites is end September! The updating of the ABYA site will follow thereafter.

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



YBDSA President This month I'll be updating Members on Training and Continual Personal Development plans. I'll also be looking ahead to the AGM and giving a brief report about our new websites, marketing strategies and social media developments. Click on my photo for the full report.

Richard Lambert
ABYA Vice-Chairman
James Lumley takes a look at the immediate, medium and long-term impact of Brexit, the fate of the Customs Warehouse and development of our new Education Pathways.
YDSA Chairman
Martin Pittilo 
gives us the low-down on the art of report writing and why it is so important for Members to keep on learning how to do things better. Click on the photos for their full stories.

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.
 
For more about this FREE MEMBER BENEFIT just e-mail the ABYA Press Office or YDSA Press Office
 

JUMP TO YOUR FAVOURITE SECTION:
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

DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY - YOUR OBLIGATIONS
We have a plea from one of our Members in Mallorca which relates to all ABYA Members: There is an obligation to deliver the Declaration of Conformity to any client purchasing a vessel built for the European market. To find out more click on the ABYA logo.
 

ADVANCED BROKERAGE SEMINAR REPORT
Katy Peat (Accredited Member) gives us a a brief report from the Advanced Brokerage Seminar at Marwell Hotel last month. Click on the photo for the report.
 

ANCASTA - UK BENETEAU DEBUTS AT SOUTHAMPTON
Ancasta will present the UK debut of the Beneteau Oceanis 41.1, Oceanis 38.1 and the Sense 57 at the 2016 Southampton Boat Show as Beneteau moves sail and power boats on to the water for this year’s show, on 16-25th September 2016. For the full story click below.


 

BURGESS IS ON THE MOVE IN LONDON
After a decade of strong results Burgess has out-grown its spiritual home in Pall Mall and is moving to bigger premises in nearby Regent Street.
Click on the map for more details.
 

FRENCH CONNECTION
Hello from France to all ABYA Members. West Yacht Broker is pleased to inform you that you can count on our strength to meet your commercial or technical requirements between France and the UK.
 
We are dealers for the Jeanneau, Prestige, Fountaine Pajot Motoryachts, Zodiac, Brig, and Yamaha brands, and are involved in all areas of boating, mechanics, maintenance and consulting. You and your clients will always receive the best welcome in our concession at the port of La Rochelle.

www.wyb.fr 

YDSA NEWS & MEMBERS

CONGRATULATIONS TEMPUS FUGIT
Humphreys Designs claims impressive first and second places in Class C at the Superyacht Cup in Palma.



ALL HANDS ON DECK, AND BELOW
Tom Hustler from Seaworthy Services was retained by Master Yachts Consultancy for assistance during a 15-month refit of a classic 46m Feadship motor yacht. Click below for the full story.


 

SGM ACHIEVES ISO 9001 & WELCOMES NEW TEAM MEMBER
Following external quality audits earlier this year, Sterling Global Marine Ltd is pleased to announce that Bureau Veritas has certified that the management system of its organisation is in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. Click here for the full story.

YBDSA ASSOCIATE NEWS




ALL CHANGE AT MARINE TRAVEL
 

The Marine Travel Company changed its name to Marine Travel on 1 June, this heralds an exciting new chapter for its staff and customers. The company prides itself on continuing to be the UK’s No 1 Independent provider of marine travel. Please have a look at the new website. It is mobile friendly, has live chat and an on-line payment facility with World Pay coming very soon.

www.themarinetravel.co.uk
TUCKER'S TIPS
"Seaworthiness"

This month Tony explains why you should never use the word 'seaworthy' in a report and has some hard-earned advice about the difference between solid state and disk-based hard drives when backing-up your computer.
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...

Barney Sandeman (ABYA Accredited Member)
We talk to the Poole-based Classic Yacht broker about his time in the business and discover that it sometimes comes down to 'five grand and a dinghy'. Click below for the full story.


INLAND WATERWAYS NEWS
Courtesy of The Inland Waterways Association

This month we have a reminder about bow thruster corrosion; the news that Paul Smith has been appointed to the BSi GME 33 committee and some helpful hints about what constitutes proper VAT evidence.

Click here for the full story and don’t forget to report any issues with bow thruster corrosion on the questionnaire in the Members’ Area of the website. 
IN OTHER NEWS

YBDSA visit to Pascoe Superyacht Tenders manufacturing facility
Click below for a full report by By Richard Franklin, YDSA Graduate

 
 

The Maritime Skills Academy is excited to confirm that it's re-launch will now take place on 8 September 2016.
Click on the photo for the full story.


 

Nicola Schofield

Members will be pleased to know that although Nicola has now moved to Devon she is still doing some work for us remotely, particularly on the electronic form development which she has been taught by Craig, our IT consultant.

We will be seeking a new team member here at The Glass Works once the summer holidays are clear.
 

QUAYNOTE CONFERENCE - The Future for Yacht Chartering

11 October 2016, OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain. Registration for this event is now open with the early-bird rate set at 250 euros. Click below for more details and to register.




Funds advised by Apax Partners in July announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dominion Marine Media. Click the logo for the full press statement.
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