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RYA PLAN TO HELP YOUR BOAT PAY

Thursday January 24th, 2013
RYA PLAN TO HELP YOUR BOAT PAY FOR ITSELF

RYA's Technical Manager, Bas Edmonds has decided to take the financial climate to task and is determined to help boat owners make waves. Not only has he devised ways to make it easier to get you off to a good start in the forthcoming season he has worked out ways to make it pay for itself. All will be revealed at February's RYA Scotland Big Weekend.

Mr Edmonds told the press, 'This talk should be of interest to potentially anybody who has a small boat, under 24m, and is looking to either enter into the world of commercial vessel use... Either directly as a charter company or for a training school with a pleasure vessel they want to turn into a commercial vessel and start getting it to work for them.'

Before any of this can come about vessel owners must first deal with the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) Codes of Practice.

Bas explained, 'Some people find that the boat they bought isn't suitable for coding or that the bills they need to pay to get it up to the spec for coding are significantly more than they might outlay in the first year...So I'll be going through some of those issues and identifying the choices you need to make along the way that might reduce the bills or increase the viability of your operation... We'll be looking at the different levels of operation, the different categories, where you are based and who you are trying to market.'

He pointed out that 'every boat is different and every owner's requirements will not be the same' and ass Appointed Certifying Authorities for the Small Commercial Vessel and Pilot Boat Code the RYA has the very best experience and authority to guide clients through the code on a personal level

As Bas put it, 'If you are not completely sure about how to go through the process, then this talk will be very useful in making sure that you don't go down some of the wrong roads and fall into the pitfalls that a lot of our clients have done in the past... And it will hopefully save you some money in the long run.'

RYA Scotland Big Weekend is supported by MalinWaters. It includes dozens of workshops in a friendly relaxed and like mined environment. All levels of nautical savvy are welcome.Tickets are only 5 and kids under 16 go free. Purchase your tickets in advance through the RYA online shop or pay by cash or cheque on the door.
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