Antares_9 Posted October 16, 2008 Share Posted October 16, 2008 There seems to be a little confusion amongst some with regard to hire craft and the new red diesel tax so I thought I would make this post to answer any fears about being ripped off by higher fuel charges. A hire boat will be treated just like any other â€œprivate pleasureâ€ boat by HMRC so will be charged duty at the new higher rate from Nov 1st. The only exception will be if you are provided with a skipper, not a common occurrence but one that may happen. So if the yard charges more for your fuel rest assured that theyâ€™re not profiteering, itâ€™s just more tax, sorry guys. Of course if you hire for a genuinely commercial project, e.g. film making or the like then you may also have an argument in your favour. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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