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Retaliatory Tariffs on US-Made Boats Have Been Removed

NMMA Canada and the Canadian Marine Trades Associations have been advised by the Government of Canada that effective April 30, 2019, all retaliatory tariffs on U.S. recreational boats entering Canada have been removed, marking the most positive development for our industry since this concerning issue first emerged.

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U.S. Flag Opening to Yachts of 300 Gross Tons or More

Sept. 11, 2018 – Under a law passed in August 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard (“USCG”) will now allow U.S. vessel documentation for recreational vessels of 300 gross tons or more.

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What can a yacht sales professional do for me?

ybaa.com — There’s a saying in the industry; “If it was so easy, everyone would be doing it themselves.” In truth, it’s not so easy to sell a boat or find a boat that is a good match for you on your own. It takes time, commitment, know-how, and the right resources. If you are ready to buy or sell a boat, a Yacht Sales Professional can help turn your dreams into reality.

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Yachting legend retires from the Pacific Northwest Cruising scene

June 27, 2018, Bellingham, Washington – Brian Pemberton, founder of NW Explorations and 74 year-old legend in the yachting community, is retiring.

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2018 NYBA Annual Meeting

Future Development of Seattle, Property Update and Relocation of the Boat Show PowerPoint Presentation

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New 2016 DOR Guide

The Department of Revenue has updated its Guide for Vessel Brokers and Dealers. Go to the Member Center Welcome page and click on the Member’s Corner link to login.

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Yacht ownership, charter operations and federal tax matters

Yacht ownership, charter operations and federal tax matters

ybaa.com — For some, the allure of tropical breezes, calm waters and retirement aboard a beautiful new yacht travelling the world seems satisfying. For others, the slow boat to nowhere may not be enough, and to offset the restless pursuit of tranquility (and, frankly, expenses), a charter strategy is introduced to yacht ownership and operations.

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U.S. brokerage sales improve in February

ybaa.com — The U.S. brokerage market made a gain in February, with 1,652 boats sold, up almost 100 boats from January’s slow start to the year, and a 3 percent increase over February 2014 volume. According to YachtWorld member brokerages reporting in SoldBoats.com, the total value of boats sold was $209 million, a 1 percent increase compared to the previous February.

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19 organizations participating in this year’s Youth Sailing Open House on March 28

threesheetsnw.com — If you’re trying to decide what’s the best way to get your children learning and having fun on the water this summer, look no further than the Youth Sailing Open House on March 28th at Mt. Baker Sailing and Rowing Center at Stan Sayres Park.

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Keeping an eye on the weather

boatus.com — Back in the days of iron men and wooden ships, weather predictions were made with a barometer, good eyesight (a weather eye), and maybe a little intuition. Today’s mariner is more likely to predict the weather by glancing down at a computer screen than up at the sky.

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