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Cruising Association Brexit Briefing

UK boat owners penalised by HMRC over Brexit


HMRC has caused controversy amongst the many thousands of British yacht and motorboat owners that keep their boats in EU countries by introducing a penal interpretation into UK tax law requiring them to pay VAT a second time on the value of their boats when they bring them into UK waters.

Brexit: VAT on boats outside the UK – Urgent Update

Boats in EU may have to pay UK VAT on return

The CA understands that HMRC may be considering changing the interpretation of VAT rules so that, after the Brexit transition period, all boat owners established in the UK whose boats have been in the EU for the last three years or longer will pay VAT for a second time if they want to bring their boats back to the UK.


British Yachting Awards - Vote for the CA!

The CA has been nominated in the 'Outstanding Achievement' category in the 2020 British Yachting Awards for its hard-hitting and high profile campaign to get static fishing gear and lobster pots clearly marked ...& everyone is encouraged to vote!


Cruising Association Promo Week Scores a Hit!

The Cruising Association's online Promo Week (September 11-20) was held as an alternative to exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show and it's been hailed an all-round success, with 36 new members signing up plus a record 240 sales of our Almanac!

Sail away in our NEW Big Prize Draw, courtesy of Jeckells the Sailmakers

We are delighted to have teamed up with Jeckells the Sailmakers to launch the next BIG Prize Draw, exclusively for CA members. The prize of a Jeckells Cruising Chute, manufactured in the UK with Robline sheets and halyards, is valued at an RRP of £2,000.


Refer a Friend Prize Draw: September 2020

Lalizas- check out the features of the ResQLink™ 400 Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon worth a whopping £335! That's this month's prize on offer to members who refer a friend to join the CA.


2021 CA Almanac available to pre-order

The 2021 edition of the CA Almanac is now available to pre-order at discounted price + Free P&P (in UK).


Refer a Friend Prize Draw: August 2020

Summer’s all Ship Shape as this month we’re giving away a Ship Shape Diamond White Dinner set of four place settings plus a large Red fruit bowl all valued at £155.


Ship Shape's Diamond White range offers clean and modern style in top quality melamine tableware.

The CA supports the Eat out to Help out scheme

Eat, drink and save! The Cruising Association has joined the UK Government scheme Eat out to Help out which runs from Monday 3 August through to Monday 31 August.


Cabin Accommodation Discounted Until the End of Dec 2020!

We want to encourage members to start visiting our delightful canal-side premises at CA House again and we're introducing a range of initiatives to help entice you back to our COVID-secure HQ.


To kick things off, we’re rolling out a reduction to the price of the CA's cabin accommodation from 1 August to 31 December 2020.