I ask the question trouville, because I am new to yacht ownership and didn't know the difference, re-registering the vessel is just one minor part of the whole conundrum I am now going through, especially as the yacht is currently outside of the EU but has been fully VAT paid by her owner.
Ohh!! But like the green driveing licence valid for life. My large blue book with fold out registary details says nothing about expireing??
Im quite sure your correct, and do vaugly remember something about Gorden brown and tony blair taxeing the sailing fraternity untill only the new socalist rich could aford a boat,
But ive been sailing around the same places for soooo long in the same boat every capatanerie knows me and by now i never have to show my papers!Well not very often
I wonder what would happen if i sailed back to the UK??I thought about it but couldent see the point,but if i wanted to stay at St Katherins dock for a couple of months as "floating flat" Would you say my blue book part 1 would be invald?
Would i have to augment it with an SSR??
Do you know if the part 1 renewal is £5 as well or has the price increesed? I expect so!
Im now going to open a bottle of good Bordeaux to get over shock!! And hope everyone else uses SSR then no one in Europe would ever know tha part 1 has become renewable?? They do still provide the impressive blue book? Dont they
I'm sorry to say that registration of part 1 is more expensive - £46 every 5 years. To make matters worse, because you have allowed more than a year to elapse your fine Hillyard is no longer registered and you would need a re-survey to gain part 1 registration. This will be expensive so perhaps SSR would be better for you?
There's worse to come. They no longer issue the nice blue book but instead give you a rather ordinary piece of computer generated A4 paper in a laminated folder.
However, take heart. You still have the blue book as a souvenir of old times!