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Keeping your boat our of the water saves a fortune - no registration fees, fuel costs, District Enforcement penalty mooring fees, out of date cans of beer for lock keepers ...Two theories.
Your boat WILL sink because of OSMOSIS unless it is out of the water for 8 months of the year in order to DRY out**.
Owning a yacht is a right faff and a real " Billy no mates pastime" but claiming to own one does allow you to appear in the club bar without embarrassment.
Keeping your boat out of the water for most of year means if you are carefull, you may never actually have to go out in it.
** Nobody has appeared to have mentioned this to motorboaters.
As I was saying, you keep your boat out of EA waters, it doesn't need to be registered, ergo, you save on registration fees. The EA doesn't do refunds, ever, so no point asking.I didn't know you could save registration fees. How do you do that then?
I would have thought regular lifting boat in and out of water and buying a visitor ticket each time would be expensive.
I've usually paid for a whole year registration and I don't -think- there is a refund available for November to March.
Maybe there is ?
And presumably boatyards charge something for hardstanding.
Yes maybe if you lifted it out after each use or take it off EA water in another way and just buy visitor tickets when you want to use the boat it could work out.As I was saying, you keep your boat out of EA waters, it doesn't need to be registered, ergo, you save on registration fees. The EA doesn't do refunds, ever, so no point asking.