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Unprecedented declaration of unity: the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), European Boating Industry (EBI), European Boating Association (EBA), British Marine (BM) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) joined forces to provide clarification on VAT and customs for recreational boating companies and users
Following the successful cooperation on VAT and customs, the leading European, British, and international leisure marine associations continue to provide clarity on the new post-Brexit trade relationships. The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), European Boating Industry (EBI), European…
Squib 42 for sale on Afloat is described as a 'very Clean sought-after low number Race Ready Squib with nothing to do except go sailing'
With sailing slowly re-emerging in Ireland which is still some distance from being post-pandemic, we seem to be seeing our sport taking shape again with a series of baby steps. In such circumstances, there’s much to be said for the…
Cuna Mara is ashore in Crosshaven Co Cork.  She has been in the family for the last 20 years and is a very stable platform for family cruising.  A traditional look with the comfort of a modern boat.
In his almost-under-the-radar way of working, Andrew Wolstenholme is one of the most versatile boat designers practising the art of putting interesting craft afloat. All he seems to ask of clients is that they don’t request a run-of-the-mill vessel of…
Unprecedented declaration of unity: the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), European Boating Industry (EBI), European Boating Association (EBA), British Marine (BM) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) joined forces to provide clarification on VAT and customs for recreational boating companies and users
Following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, there have been many questions that have caused confusion and uncertainty for the leisure marine sector both in the UK and in the EU27. Arguably, the biggest has been around the VAT status…
RYA & British Marine Welcome UK’s Extension to Returned Goods Relief Grace Period
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and British Marine have welcomed HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announcement of a six-month extension to the one-year grace period for Returned Goods Relief (RGR) previously put in place by the British Government. The news…
At first glance, the striking innovation on this new, just-launched Lagoon 55 is the aft area which has been totally redesigned
Following several weeks of teasing, Lagoon (along with its Irish agent MGM Boats) has unveiled its new model, the Lagoon 55 catamaran. Straight out of the shipyard at Construction Navale Bordeaux, the first prototype was launched last month, from the…
Artful Dodger, an Elan 333 - Well maintained with a high specification of sails, cruising items and safety equipment id for sale
The Cork-based successful cruiser-racer Elan 333 Artful Dodger is up for sale priced at €59,500. This could be one of the best combination cruiser-racers around. As regular Afloat readers will recall, this top racer has a great racing record, including…
Impala 28 OOD 'Wild Mustard
The Impala 28 OOD Wild Mustard is for sale. Wild Mustard is a 1982 version of this successful IRC design, having had a "small fortune" spent on her, according to owner Dave Cullen of Howth.  The most recent additions to her…
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…

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