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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Terrorist threats and social top list of superyacht security issues

Terrorist threats and social top list of superyacht security issues

Security and the safety of superyacht owners and their crew was on topic at the Superyacht Investor London 2016 event at the Hyatt Recency London – The Churchill this week with criminals tracking yachts through careless social media postings and

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Owners try to drive down costs of superyacht insurance policies

Owners try to drive down costs of superyacht insurance policies

Superyacht insurance companies need to show the value of their offering or risk a race to the bottom on fees according to a panel gathered at this weeks Superyacht Investor London 2016 conference. The insurance offering used to be the

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Tom Cruise and Father Christmas cross makes ideal helicopter pilot

Tom Cruise and Father Christmas cross makes ideal helicopter pilot

A superyacht helicopter pilot must have the combined talents of Tom Cruise as Maverick in Top Gun and Old Nick himself, Father Christmas, according to an expert panel at the inaugural Superyacht Investor London event. Nigel Watson, chief executive of

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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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Yachtbuilding: Court of Appeal considers implied duty of cooperation in shipbuilding contract

Yachtbuilding: Court of Appeal considers implied duty of cooperation in shipbuilding contract

Chris Kidd discusses the case of Swallowfalls Ltd v. Monaco Yachting & Technologies S.A.M. & Anor.  In a decision relevant to both buyers and builders of yachts, the English Court of Appeal considered whether a loan for the construction of a

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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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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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Benetti leads superyacht sales in Americas

Benetti leads superyacht sales in Americas

Benetti have been confirmed as the leading shipyard for sales in the Americas for 2015. They have made eight sales out of a worldwide total of eighteen in the American market, a market that the Italian shipyard has directed a

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Building a yacht in Germany: Which law should you choose?

Building a yacht in Germany: Which law should you choose?

Tim Schommer, Ince & Co, explains a buyer’s freedom to choose English or German law when building a yacht in Germany.  Photo: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany  Newbuild contracts for yachts are often subject to English law, which is commonly chosen

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