Tax – VAT & GST

Ahhh tax, the thing we all love to hate. Seeing as I work for the Government, I guess I shouldn’t be so cynical as it pays my salary, however while everyone has to pay – the question is how to be smart and avoid paying more than you should!

Yacht Registration

I was born in the UK, Andrew was born in Australia, we both now live in New Zealand and also have New Zealand citizenship and are planning on buying a boat in Europe to sail back to New Zealand. With all these nationalities we have got options on which country we register our boat in.…

The Downsizing Dilemma!

It seems that creating a more minimalistic lifestyle is all the rage these days. Even people who aren’t planning on living on a boat are seeing the benefits of downsizing, getting rid of the clutter in their lives, purchasing experiences instead of material things. Everywhere I look there are articles about how to spring clean…

Budget your Boating

  I have had another article published in Boating NZ Magazine this month! This one is about having a boating budget. I must admit it was a scary exercise adding everything up. But to be honest, I don’t regret a single cent I spend on the boat. Sailing brings me so much fun and enjoyment.…

How to set up a blog before you go sailing!

I started writing this blog back in February 2014 and I have learnt so much in that time! If you are planning on having a blog for keeping track of your sailing adventures I would recommend that you start early to enable you to get your head around a few things before you head off. My…