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YBDSA Newsletter Autumn Issue

Autumn 2013

Welcome to the Autumn 2013 edition

Autumn heralds the Southampton Boat Show and other boat shows that many of you are involved with. I hope these go well for you. Can I urge you to use the ABYA/YDSA/PCA logos when you can on stands, advertising (when you are allowed to!) and other stationery. Brand awareness of your professional association means potential clients will look for you as members. The AGM is around the corner – we will be in Portsmouth Dockyard and there will be an opportunity for you to look around as well as attend meetings. Kay and I had a whistle-stop tour of the new Mary Rose exhibition – it is fantastic! So put 18/19 November in your diary now!

We are always keen to hear from members who would be interested in putting their names forward to sit on committees – it is important we maintain a turnover and your input really makes a difference. Don't be shy – give me a call to discuss if you are interested. 

Kind regards,
Jane Gentry,

Articles of Association

Following agreement at last year's AGM, we have been working with solicitors to update our Articles of Association to reflect how the Associations now operate.

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Getting up to date with social media

Alexandra Gersbach, Assistant to Jane Gentry – Chief Executive of the YBDSA – recently completed an in depth course into the modern world of social media, with social media guru, Fern Laurie.

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YBDSA congratulates David Cannell on skippering the 100 year old gaff rigged sail training vessel "Duet" in the Fastnet Race. They finished the race, which was a feat in itself, in 6 days and 6 hours, and received two trophies – the Iolair Block Trophy and the Galley Slaves Trophy.

Edmund Whelan, 1947 – 2013

A number of members will remember Edmund Whelan, the barrister who was Legal Manager of the RYA for nearly 30 years, a position he passed over to Gus Lewis six years ago when he retired.

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ABYA news

Chairman of ABYA, Mark Ellyatt, reports on the year to date

Another quarter of the year gone in a flash and I am sure that most of us will agree that the fantastic spell of warm weather has boosted sales and buyer confidence, as well as desire to get out on the water.

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During the year, some brokers have had difficulties with buyers wishing to reject the contract, due to insignificant defects found on survey...

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Standard Brokerage Agreements

Please update what you are using for Listing Agreements and S&P contracts, as we revise the documents every year in the light of experience and any changes in the law.

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HMRC information on VAT requirements

ABYA Members are reminded that they should use their best endeavours to obtain evidence of the VAT status of a vessel from the seller as HMRC is entitled to check papers as are all port controls across the EU.

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Title Documentation requirements where owner has died

Please read the attached - where the sale of a vessel involves an owner that has passed away, best practice in relation to title documents.

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YDSA news

Latest report from the YDSA Chairman

As I write this sat in a campsite at the "Beautiful Days" Festival in Devon, it feels like some confidence is returning to the economy. 

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Maritime Labour Conference

The Maritime Labour Conference has now been ratified by the UK Government and we have organised a joint training day for coding surveyors.

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Coding for workboats

If you do coding of workboats, then you may wish to consider the IMCA Audit for small workboats as another possible income stream.

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Practical Surveying Course

Preparations for the upcoming Practical Surveying Course starting 9 September are well underway.

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RINA reciprocal membership

YDSA members will recall the announcement that reciprocal membership is available with RINA.

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PCA news

Flying the PCA flag

PCA members flying the flag during Cowes Week this year were pleased to report that none of them were boarded by MCA. PCA has an arrangement with MCA that members are accepted as being properly coded. PCA members have access to a folder which lists all the documentation they require to assist them. (MCA reserves the right to board, however, if they believe there is an infringement). 

Member information

Dates for your diary

Practical Surveying Course
Starts 9 September at Fox's Marina. 

Southampton Boat Show
13 - 22 September.

Training Day on MLC requirements plus HHO generators and Lithium-ion batteries
18 September at Southampton Football Ground. Jointly with IIMS, SCMS and MECAL.

Practical Yacht Brokerage course
14-15 October, Marwell Hotel, near Winchester. Dates for 2014 now available.

YDSA Training
22 October at Rossiter Yachts – Rigging Workshop (am) and Wooden Boat Surveying (pm).

YDSA Northern Forum
7 November, Ellesmere Port Boat Museum. Stability issues.

Training Day/Dinner/AGM – 18 - 19 November. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (free morning on the Monday).



Keep your news coming!

We've been overwhelmed with the amount of Member's news we've received and whilst it's not possible to include every piece within the newsletter, please do keep your stories coming!
Get in touch and don't leave it to everyone else to send something in! Feedback on the newsletter is also most welcome.
We look forward to hearing from you!


Other news

Kill cord stickers

The YBDSA has had stickers produced to remind users to use their Kill Cords.

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Craft Identification Numbers

Craft Identification Numbers are a unique set of 14 digits which encapsulate the builder, country of origin, model year and year of production.

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Princess to launch three new showstoppers at the 2013 PSP Southampton boat show

The 2013 PSP Southampton Boat Show will see the world launches of three exciting new models from Princess Yachts International plc.

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Salterns – Sealegs sole dealership

Salterns Brokerage is delighted to announce sole dealership for Sealegs for the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Island and Isle of Man.

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Norfolk boat sales

We are delighted to announce our agency for the new range of 'English Harbour Yachts'.

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Poole Marine Services announce new dealership for Orkney Boats

Poole Marine Services is proud to announce their appointment as an approved Orkney Boats dealership.

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Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA) extend Superyacht area at Palma Boat Show for 2014

Following on from the successful first edition of the Palma Superyacht Brokerage and Charter Show this year, BYBA has agreed to extend its area to meet demand.

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Parasailing Operations – Know Your ROPES

The following information came from the US Coastguard and although it relates to paragliders - the principles could apply to synthetic rigging.

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The 2013 Shipwright Lectures announced

The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights has announced its 2013 lecture on 23 October 2013.

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Marintec carries out overseeing of new construction and refits together with normal surveys and consultancy work. 

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North Quay Marine launches a new day sailer

The All New Spitfire 18

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Whittley adds as standard QL Neutra-Salt Flushing System, to all stern drive powered boats

Whittley Marine Group has announced that all Volvo Penta powered stern drive boats, will be factory fitted with QL engine flushing system as standard.

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Lombard continues support of Southampton Boat Show

As marine enthusiasts look forward to the upcoming Southampton Boat Show, Lombard is delighted to be participating once again on Stand Number E046.

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Member news

Job vacancies

Members are reminded that there are Job Vacancy pages on the ABYA and YDSA websites – if you have a job you need to advertise or maybe you are looking for one or know someone who is – don't forget to check these out.

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