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Old 04 August 2009, 09:02   #11
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I looked at doing "excursions in Morecambe Bay with my 11m, but the Lancaster City council wanted 25% of gross turnover, in order to operate off there slipway / Jetty , not sure what other councils are charging but look into this as well before you invest.
That is a disgrace - I would have thought they would try to encourage things that help tourism!!!

Is it the same in other areas?
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That is a disgrace - I would have thought they would try to encourage things that help tourism!!!

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You're not wrong....
25%!!!!! do they have guns and ride horses?
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Old 04 August 2009, 18:42   #13
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Actually I would be intrested to find out what other councils are charging if anything, might give me a case for going back to them at a later date. or not as the case may be !
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Gwynedd Council charged me mooring fees and harbour dues at commercial rates - which was a little cheaper (5%?) than a private vessel - and that was it.

Taking 25% of gross income from a RIB ride business would effectively kill it before it got started!! I would also suspect that the legality of that would be dubious. Which jetty were you going to run from?

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Do the council or any members have a vested interest? Or are they just trying to stop you?
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Actually I would be intrested to find out what other councils are charging if anything, might give me a case for going back to them at a later date. or not as the case may be !
It's a shame as, as far as I know there would be no local competition for you.
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Have you read this ? http://www.ribevents.com/site/boatte...B_business.pdf
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I have been thinking of starting a RIB related business in France but don't really have the courage to do it on my own. There are plenty of other possibilities of creating income than just taking tourists out on rides. I was thinking along the lines of :
- all inclusive holidays with upto 5 day trips with or without skipper, different island each night,
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- at sea breakdown repair
- guided fishing trips
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All this remains fair weather oriented however and even if we have a bit more of it than you I was wondering what activities could be done during the winter months ?
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Starting a rib business

Have you read this ? http://www.ribevents.com/site/boatte...B_business.pdf

What an excellant pdf this was. Only thing is I can only find this one pdf there would appear to be 2 other articles on this topic. Can anyone point me to the other two articles.
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Gwynedd Council charged me mooring fees and harbour dues at commercial rates - which was a little cheaper (5%?) than a private vessel - and that was it.

Taking 25% of gross income from a RIB ride business would effectively kill it before it got started!! I would also suspect that the legality of that would be dubious. Which jetty were you going to run from?

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We were going from the what was the old Green st slip , which has a jetty with hand rails. I have been on to the tourism dept and they have been a great help, so will have to see what if anything comes of it.
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