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Most boats being brought in to Ireland second hand from Great Britain will likely face a 33% tax (23% VAT and 10% duty)
Two months after Brexit, there's no doubting the new seascape for importing boats into Ireland. VAT and tariffs' imposition means it is now a costly exercise to either buy or sell a boat in the UK, traditionally a big marketplace for…
A fleet of six Rondar Firefly dinghies ideal for team racing is for sale at €9,500
Dublin based broker Leinster Boats are selling a fleet of six Rondar Firefly dinghies ideal for team racing for €9,500. Broker Ronan Beirne of Leinster boats say the GRP hulls require attention but that's to be expected with a 2004-built…
Melges IC37 sailing
Solent yachtsman and Rear Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron, Bertie Bicket has announced that his latest Fargo is to be a new Melges IC37. Currently under construction at Fibre Mechanics in Lymington, she is due to be delivered in…
Howth Yacht Club Half Tonner 'The Big Picture' is for sale
The Howth Yacht Club Half Tonner 'The Big Picture' is for sale at €55,000.  The MG HS30 MOD yacht has been stored indoors, well maintained, and as regular Afloat readers know has been raced locally in Howth and at regattas…
What Irish Boaters Need to Know About Buying Vessels From & Cruising In Great Britain
Some Irish boat-buyers may be able to purchase new or second-hand vessels from the UK free of VAT. But for most yacht-shoppers, Brexit has pushed the cost of buying much higher — just as it’s done for the used car…
Poole Harbour Boat Show was last held in 2019
Next year’s Poole Harbour Boat Show has already been cancelled, its organisers citing difficulties with planning around the coronavirus pandemic. Boating Business reports that the largest free-to-attend boat show in the UK, which was also called off this past summer,…
Riff Raff is one of the vessels for sale by tender
A number of vessels seized and removed from Shannon Harbour by Waterways Ireland will be disposed of in a sale this month. All vessels available will be sold as seen, in individual lots, to the highest acceptable tender price. Completed…
Warning Over Suspected New Scam Boat Sales Website
Scammers responsible for swindling prospective boat owners out of thousands of euro may have set up a new website to lure unsuspecting customers. Afloat.ie previously reported on the “authorised push payment” fraud scheme, which employed bogus websites using credentials stolen…
For sale: One Seal 22 in aid of the RNLI
Thanks to the generosity of Ivon and Jane Roberts from Rosscarbery, County Cork, you now can be the next owner as the couple has donated their boat Decade to Union Hall RNLI. Ivon and Jane bought Decade on their tenth…
The exterior and (below) interior of the 1997 Starlight 35 currently available at Crosshaven Boatyard
Viewing is highly recommenced on a 1997 Starlight 35 now for sale at Crosshaven Boatyard with a €59,500 price tag. The Bowman Yachts-built cruiser — which the broker assures to be in excellent condition — comes with six berths and…
A section of the invoice received by the Irish boater for two boats
An Irish boater believes he was the victim of an elaborate UK boat sales scam that is targeting Ireland and using a legitimate UK firm's business address. A west coast based sailor paid for two boats this week after viewing…
The all–white Red Bay RIB has a 400–mile range
The Red Bay Boats 1150 offshore RIB launched by County Kerry boaters John and Adam Brennan two years ago is on the market. As Afloat reported in December 2018, the stunning all-white vessel has filled the role of luxury day cruiser…
Yacht papers are required if you are selling your vessel
The current “in house” constraints presents an opportunity to check on your “Ships Papers” and follow up on any missing documents writes yacht broker Ronan Beirne of Leinster Boats At some future date perhaps in years to come you may…
Medline 9 - top speed of 55 knots
MGM Boats at Dun Laoghaire Harbour have announced the launch of the biggest ever RIB built by international manufacturer Zodiac.  The French RIB builder and their Irish agents are making the most of the lockdown with the virtual launch of its 'big…
The new Zodiac Open 5.5 has a Deep V fibreglass hull
MGM Boats describes the new Zodiac Open 5.5 that has recently landed at the boatyard in Dun Laoghaire Harbour as the 'Swiss army knife of boats'. As regular Afloat readers will know, MGM Boats became Irish Zodiac distributors last December. In…
Ronan Beirne of Leinster Yacht Brokers
Ronan Beirne of Leinster Boats is inviting those in the market for a boat this season to browse his extensive online boat listings.  Click on www.Leinsterboats.ie and www.networkyachtbrokers.com and also his listing on Afloat boats for sale here. The well known…

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