Overview: Guidebook

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CE certification for recreational craft (EU Declaration of Conformity)

Very important when buying boats, especially used boats, is the proof of EU conformity through CE certification (CE mark).
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Keep proofs of sales tax as owner

What do owners of a boat or yacht have to keep in mind when they get asked to present proof of VAT paid during customs inspections in marinas...
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Case study 2 - buying a used boat from abroad

A German company offers you a used boat from a third country (e.g. USA). What do you have to take into account?
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Do not let seasickness become an issue

The motion sickness "kinetosis" is an issue on many yachts and can spoil a cruise or - if the going gets tough - the whole vacation for those affected.
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Sailcloth FAQs

Renewing the sails from time to time is a good investment in driving fun and safety, a careful selection helps to increase the positive effects and keep them longer.
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Small cloth lexicon

Creep, breaking load, taffeta? Here you will find explanations of some important technical terms and designations related to sailcloth.
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The mainsail

There is an old rule among regatta sailors that sounds banal but gets to the heart of the matter: "Nothing happens without a mainsail".
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The headsail

The headsails on a yacht provide a critical contribution to the overall propulsion of the boat, especially if it is a top-rigged type of vessel.
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The spinnaker

The spinnaker is the classic headwind sail with the largest area.
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The Flasher

With its ease of use and uncomplicated handling, the Flasher is the ideal light wind sail for the family crew.
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