Sailing Yacht A released from arrest

Sailing Yacht A released from arrest

Sailing Yacht A was released from arrest today. Liam Yeats, registrar for the Judiciary in Gibraltar, has told Superyacht Investor that Sailing Yacht A has been released by the Gibraltar Port Authority. The world’s largest sailing yacht was arrested following

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Yachts and Malta – Tax, VAT and all that goes with it

Yachts and Malta – Tax, VAT and all that goes with it

The past few years have seen numerous published articles talk about Malta being the number one EU destination for maritime excellence. Many of these articles concentrate on the niche area of what makes Malta advantageous for commercial and pleasure yachting,

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Looking back to 2008

Looking back to 2008

NOTE: The below originally appeared as the editorial in our March 18 Superyacht Investor Insight newsletter. To find out more, and sign up for free, please fill out the form on our homepage   It is now eight years since the global

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A guide to Malta VAT leasing arrangements

A guide to Malta VAT leasing arrangements

Bordered by three continents and twenty two countries it is easy to understand why so many people choose to cruise around the Med’s hotspots.  However, there is one thorny issue that I am sure everyone would agree can burst the

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Financing your yacht in 2015

Financing your yacht in 2015

Leon Batchelor, managing director, Arc & Co Marine & Aviation, reviews the state of the superyacht finance market. Superyacht Investor: Why would a buyer choose to finance their superyacht? Today’s superyacht finance leverage is at an average of 50%. As

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BNP Paribas named ‘Best Private Bank in Europe’

BNP Paribas named ‘Best Private Bank in Europe’

BNP Paribas Wealth Management received recognition in six categories at the 7th annual Global Private Banking Awards. BNP Paribas were named ‘Best Private Bank in France’, ‘Best Private Bank in Europe’, and ‘Best Private Bank for Socially Responsible Investment’. This

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Wealth & Superyachts

Wealth & Superyachts

Wealth-X, the global authority on wealth intelligence, and Camper & Nicholsons have formed a knowledge partnership that will result in a first-of-its-kind report on the world’s ultra wealthy and the luxury yachting sector. The strengths of the two firms in wealth

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VAT update: changes to French Commercial Exemption

VAT update: changes to French Commercial Exemption

Dominion Marine discuss the recent changes to French Exemption for commercial yachts  Following the 2013 ECJ ruling against France and the French Exemption for commercial yachts, the French Authorities have produced new regulations BOFIP 1205-15. These regulations set out the

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Societe Generale named Best Private Bank in Monaco

Societe Generale named Best Private Bank in Monaco

Societe Generale Private Banking has been named “Best Private Bank in Monaco” at the Global Private Banking Awards. The ceremony was organised by Professional Wealth Management and The Banker magazines, part of the Financial Times group. It was held in

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The superyacht industry is changing

The superyacht industry is changing

Ken Griggs and Simon Roberts from Dominion Marine discuss the “VAT minefield” in Europe and the implications this will have on the superyacht industry. The pressure is mounting in the European Union for all member states to reduce their budget deficits.

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