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Boat VAT is liable on boats that have been cruised outside of the UK and EU for over three years

Yachting Monthly experts help you unravel the new regulations in relation to the thorny issue of VAT following the end of the Brexit transition period

After Brexit, UK cruisers will experience limitations when cruising in Europe

As Europe begins to open up again for cruising, Lu Heikell looks at the implications of Brexit on UK sailors cruising to the EU, and what steps they need to…

Was the Sutton Hoo Ship rowed or sailed? Building a replica of the vessel should answer this question once and for all. Credit: Daniel Fisher/Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company

82 years after the ghostly remains of the Sutton Hoo ship were discovered the debate still rages - was the longboat propelled by sail, oar or a mixture of both?…

Beryl and Miles Smeeton with their daughter, Clio and their pets board Tzu Hang. Credit: Clio Smeeton

Miles Smeeton and his wife, Beryl were cruising trailblazers. Their daughter Clio recalls a lifetime of sailing with her parents and in her own boats

One of the delights of sailing Mexico - A national park, Isla Isabel, 15 miles off the west coast of Mexico, is a major breeding area for frigate birds, brown and blue-footed boobies

Sailing Mexico was the start of Joshua Shankle and Rachel Moore's plan to circumnavigate the world. They find bustle and peace as they cruise the country's west coast

Craig Wood has made no adaptations to Sirius, his Beneteau Oceanis 46, which he bought in Greece

Triple amputee army veteran Craig Wood is cruising around the world to raise awareness of sailing with disabilities. He shared his story with Katy Stickland