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Old 19-09-2014, 03:51   #226
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I finally got around to checking MPA circular 8 and there is no mention of that little nugget of wisdom

Can you let us know where this one came from ? I checked briefly with MPA by phone and they don't know the answer
Hi mate,

Relevant portion of cruising permit for a foreign registered yacht enclosed.

Please see point # 1.

And I'm not surprised they don't know the answer ...

The rules ARE draconian and there's really no justification for it.

Personally I think it's a big stick for use if and when they feel like it ...

Please don't remind them of this lil nugget ...

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Old 19-09-2014, 04:08   #227
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Thanks for that

It's certainly nonsensical - many new or second hand vessels which are shipped here and flagged elsewhere would appear to have a problem


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Old 19-09-2014, 04:13   #228
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It's certainly nonsensical - many new or second hand vessels which are shipped here and flagged elsewhere would appear to have a problem
seems the ONLY reason is that they reserve the right to hump you ... for reasons unknown ...

of course, if they start enforcing it, I suspect owners will start moving out of Singapore and their visions of a Monaco-esque transformation will sink ... so to speak ...

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Old 15-12-2014, 05:39   #229
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hi guys, could any one share with me a shop that could custom a new bimini in Singapore please?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 15-12-2014, 05:44   #230
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hi guys, could any one share with me a shop that could custom a new bimini in Singapore please?

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Peter Canvas is your man, done almost every boat at RSYC.

9173 3815 or 9299 8324 I cant remember which. Has proper sunbrella fabric.
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Does he do stainless work as well as the canvas ?


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Ditto the stainless steel, thanks twist!

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Old 19-03-2015, 00:41   #233
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Hi all!

I'm thinking of getting a cabin cruiser and was contemplating if I should get a diesel or petrol engine. I've read up on each engine type so I am quite crystal on their pros and cons. My key concern is which fuel is more readily available in the region (Singapore, Malaysia, Indo). Does anyone have any opinion about it?

I'm extremely new to boating somewhat and greatly appreciate any pointers. Meanwhile, have a good day and happy boating!!
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I'm thinking of getting a cabin cruiser and was contemplating if I should get a diesel or petrol engine.
a lot would depend upon the size of boat you are planning on buying ...

as boats get larger, you don't have a choice ... they will all be diesel.

IMHO, diesel wld be the way to go ... you can get it at a bunker, but not petrol ... & the savings are enormous ... e.g. marina pricing of diesel abt $1.80 (approx). bunker price abt $0.85 + 7% gst. u do the math ...

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Thanks BigJohn!

I guess you are right. I figured the savings on the fuel consumption will be quite substantial and diesel engine seems to be built to last almost forever!

Keeping a lookout for boats now. Totally new to boat ownership. Hopefully I will pick up as time goes by!

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Thanks BigJohn!

I guess you are right. I figured the savings on the fuel consumption will be quite substantial and diesel engine seems to be built to last almost forever!

Keeping a lookout for boats now. Totally new to boat ownership. Hopefully I will pick up as time goes by!

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no prob mate ...

Langkawi or Phuket would be better places to look for used boats than Singapore ...

If you are looking at new, the dealers are all over ...

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Hi all,
Greetings!
I was at the MPA website and was puzzled that they require an APPdCL for boats >24m

MPA - Introduction to pleasure craft licensing

Anyone has taken that license?
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Greetings!
I was at the MPA website and was puzzled that they require an APPdCL for boats >24m
Anyone has taken that license?
here's more detailed info on it ...

http://www.mpa.gov.sg/sites/circular...rs/pc11-06.pdf

a little more in depth than the basic PPCDL ... considering the basic teaches you ZERO navigation ...

naah ... i did and got myself a 200 ton coastal skipper ticket instead ...
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Hi BigJohn, thanks for the link, sorry i fell off the radar for awhile. Btw, i had found a boat on Boatshed Phuket that i had liked. But i procrastinated as i am not familiar with the regulations and paperwork to bring a boat in from overseas. The boat was gone after the recent Brexit fiasco.

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Hopefully someone can help with this one. I live in Singapore and have my eye on purchasing a used sailboat in Thailand and moving it here, but there is conflicting info on Singapore govt. websites regarding import tax and GST. Has someone else done this that can shed some light on if either tax would be assessed?
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