This is where we publish our boat related stories and articles, which range from world circumnavigation to rescue missions, humour and much, much more. So make yourself a coffee and settle yourself down to a good read.
This end-of-year review focuses on the VAT 'hot topics' of 2014 and offers a few ideas for boat buyers and sellers to consider for the next year.
In October members of the Boatshed team traveled to Paris for Paris Fashion Week, as guests of Dato' Nancy Yeoh, the well-known international public relations guru. Fashion and boating enjoy a close association, and Boatshed is working with a number of agent representatives developing ideas to roll-out more Boatshed offices across Asia.
At Boatshed we encourage feedback from our customers, as a way of monitoring and improving the services we offer. Here are some recent comments we have received:
According to the latest figures published by Yachtworld it now takes 350 to 450 days to sell a boat. These are average time periods based on 132,000 boats for sale by 2525 Yacht Brokers using Yachtworld.
Boatshed.com is recruiting :)
Tradicionalni Zagrebački nautički sajam održat će se od 19. do 23. veljače 2014. u paviljonima Zagrebačkog velesajma, a u svom 23. izdanju izložit će brodove renomiranih proizvođača, zatim bogatu ponudu brodskih motora, opreme za ronjenje, ribolov i jedrenje, te nautičke odjeće i obuće, što tu priredbu redovito čini dobro posjećenom, kao i poslovno najuspješnijim nautičkim sajmom u regiji. Ovo nezaobilazno mjesto okupljanja najpoznatijih svjetskih proizvođača plovila, ali i domaćih brodograditelja te drugih pripadnika nautičke industrije neće propustiti ni Boatshed Croatia i naša matična tvrtka Euronavis d.o.o.. Ove godine informacije o plovilima iz naše ponude i našim novim uslugama biti će dostupne u paviljonu 9 na na štandu našeg partnera i izdavača specijaliziranog foto oglasnika za plovila i pripadajuću opremu plovila.hr i vlasnika istoimenog web portala. Veselimo se susretu sa svim našim sadašnjim i budućim klijentima.
Boatshed Scotland won the trophy for "Yacht Broker of the year" at the 2014 Boatshed Conference and Awards ceremony.
Sprinkled like pearl drops across the crystal clear blue of the sea, the 1,244 islands, isles, cliffs, reefs and rocks that comprise the Croatian Adriatic provide 1,244 unique reasons to dream of sailing adventure. Almost ideally distributed, with distances between them not exceeding 10 nm, along a coastline extending 5,835 km, from Istria to Dubrovnik, Croatia’s islands offer a real challenge to every modern-day Odysseus. With over 1500 coves, bays and ports on islands and the mainland where one can find a berth, drop anchor or stay overnight, the Croatian Adriatic is the very place for sailing under full sail, for a motorboat cruise, or for simply enjoying the sea by boat for recreational fishing.
Well from today Amazon search technology now powers Boatshed.com when you are trying to find a boat!
There are various ways you can now search using different criteria.
RYA sailing school and yacht charter company, Commodore Yachting is launching a new strand to its business at the PSP Southampton Boat Show. Working in conjunction with Boatshed Portsmouth, Commodore Yachting is one of the first sailing school and charter companies to enable its customers to seamlessly move from learning to sail and chartering, to boat ownership.
Boatshed now in Russian....(Boatshed теперь на русском)
Zahvaljujući dobroj volji vlasnika potencijalnim ozbiljnim kupcima nudimo posebnu ponudu tjedan dana korištenja i isprobavanja broda po specijalnim uvjetima. Ako nakon toga klijent odluči kupiti brod tih tjedan dana neće mu biti naplaćeno. U slučaju da odustane od kupnje platiti će 50% cijene od uobičajene cijene tjednog najma za taj period korištenja broda. Eventualne greške i nedostatke koji su neuobičajeni za to godište broda i umanjuju sigurnost plovidbe vlasnik će također otkloniti o svom trošku.
Boatshed goes Responsive! Today, nearly 30% of Boatshed's traffic is mobile. By the end of next year, this may exceed 50% Tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year. Smartphones, of course, are also a hot commodity, with the majority of people now owning a smartphone. The shift to mobile is happening at an extraordinary speed. For those of us who create the Boatshed websites and services, all this leads to a singular conclusion: A million screens have bloomed, and we need to build websites that work better on all of them.
The Summer sailing season is coming and as every year, lots of people are beginning to plan their open air activities. What is more enjoyable than spending time on the sea and cruising one of most beautiful and preserved areas of Mediterranean Croatian coast? Of course you can charter but why not to buy your own boat, when prices are at their lowest ever? Even some new VAT and customs regulations in Croatia are very favorable for foreign citizens and boat owners. Everything regarding that will be even easier after 1st of July when Croatia becomes 28th member state of the European Union. Many boating enthusiasts already figured that out and are looking to buy their next boat, enquiries are coming from whole of Europe and the World so maybe we have customers for boats that some of you already own and want to upgrade or down grade in size or change the type. We could also help with that so please feel free to call us or send an email listing request. We are here to help you. We offer a welcome in Croatia and also on our web page.
Before you travel to view a boat, check out all pictures and video of every boat for sale. Our brokers take all their own pictures so you can see the up to date information and full inventory of each boat.
If you are thinking of selling your boat, then have a chat to one of our Boatshed Brokers and they will explain how Boatshed can help sell your boat and what they will do for you.
Tradicionalni Zagrebački nautički sajam održat će se od 13. do 17. veljače 2013. u paviljonima Zagrebačkog velesajma, a u svom 22. izdanju izložit će bogatu ponudu brodskih motora, opreme za ronjenje, ribolov i jedrenje, te nautičke odjeće i obuće, što tu priredbu redovito čini dobro posjećenom, kao i poslovno najuspješnijim nautičkim sajmom u regiji. Ovo nezaobilazno mjesto okupljanja najpoznatijih svjetskih proizvođača plovila, ali i domaćih brodograditelja te drugih pripadnika nautičke industrije neće propustiti ni Boatshed Croatia. Ove godine informacije o našim uslugama i plovilima iz naše ponude biti će dostupne u paviljonu 9 na štandu naših partnera, izdavača specijaliziranog foto oglasnika za plovila i pripadajuću opremu plovila.hr i vlasnika istoimenog web portala. Veselimo vašem dolasku i susretu sa svim našim sadašnjim i budućim klijentima.
"We have received the information from the Ministry of Tourism that our Government has just passed the final draft of the Law which refers to the VAT lowering for sport and leisure boats in the period of 1st of January 2013.- 31st of May 2013. from 25% to 5%. In the meantime there is a legislation already stating that the tax on boats (toll) has been reduced to 0% value. Also the custom duties will be reduced from 8% to 1,7% for the boats up to 12 m length and to 0% for the boats longer than 12 meters.
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