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Discount Pilot Books and Charts

The whole Imray Catalogue is available from the site, with 10% off for most books, including popular pilot books. Buying through us helps finance the site . . . spread the news, please . . . "google 'jimb' "

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New Greek Cruising Tax for 2014


A new  tax to be levied on leisure boats in Greek waters was defined in law 4211/2013. Its introduction has been postponed from 1st January 2014 to an unknown date. The Cruising Association (CA) publishes a news item on http://cruising.org.uk/ which is updated as further news is received. The news item describes what is known about the tax, and what steps the CA is taking to clarify details or modify its effects.

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Croatia Regulations for 2014


Croatia passed a set of maritime regulations into law on July 25th which outline changes which will take place from January 2014. Working from a rather crude Google Translate of an original document I've reached the following provisional conclusions. Please add your own comments! (You'll need to log in to do this)

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More than 182 days a year in Spain? - Wealth Tax Revived!


In January 2013 Spain announced an asset tax to apply to anyone tax resident in mainland Spain; ie, anyone spending more than 182 days per tax year (a calendar year) in Spain or within 12nm of the mainland Spain coastline. It is not clear whether the Balearics are included in this definition.

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Balearics - Fines for Anchoring in Posidonia Reserves


In 2008 Spain designated a number of  "Posidonia Reserves" (Seagrass reserves), and provided mooring buoys which could be booked ahead so that yachts could still visit. In 2011several of these reserves did not lay buoys, but instead instructed yachts only to anchor in places free of the grass. For 2012 the buoys were laid. Some boats anchoring in reservations have been fined.

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Cyprus marina additions

Cyprus is adding marina capacity, and it is now much easier to find wintering berths. Site member Jeva has also added a "comment" with up to date reports of many ports around the island (comments can only be seen by site members). See Cyprus page for details.

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