We are now VAT Rated.

This means that we can now claim the VAT back on many expenses


If you wish to claim back money spent during your voyage please remember to ask for a VAT receipt for any purchases.

When paying for fuel

Please ensure they are made aware that it is for a commercial vessel. They may ask for evidence for which the Certificate of British Registry or the YDSA Small Commercial Craft Certificate, both found in the Ships Papers.

Please ask for a VAT receipt in the name of Discovery Sailing Project

When paying for moorings

Many marinas have agreed to give us moorings for discounted rates. Please check the handbook on board to give lists of the preferred mooring locations and the discounted rates offered.

Please ask for a VAT receipt in the name of Discovery Sailing Project

When paying for food / supplies etc

Please keep your personal purchases separate to anything bought for the project and keep hold of your receipts.

Please ensure you place expenses in the correct columns on the Expenses Claim Form

Equipment            - New, one off items       eg, hand bearing compass

Spares / repairs     - Consumables              eg, gas, batteries etc

In order to ensure we can claim the VAT on your expenses, it is important that you have checked the following points before handing in your expenses.

You have the VAT receipts

You have entered your expenses on the Claim Form (the form does the maths for you!)

You are giving your expenses in within 1 month of the end of your voyage

Please complete and return the Expenses Claim Form within 1 month of the end of your voyage

Expense Information