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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The risks of over insurance: M/Y GALATEA

The risks of over insurance: M/Y GALATEA

Andrew Spyrou, Holman Fenwick Willan, considers the recent case of Riva’s M/Y GALATEA, which was destroyed by fire in an Athens Marina.  The owners sought €13 million from the insurers of the vessel as she was a constructive total loss, but

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Nautica Italiana’s plans to boost nautical industry

Nautica Italiana’s plans to boost nautical industry

Nautica Italiana, an association comprised of leading Italian nautical companies, have presented “Nautica 365″; their new strategy of legislative proposals and events to promote the growth of the Italian industry. “Today, in the prestigious location Panorama in Milan, where we were honored

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A guide to the Marshall Islands Registry’s new category

A guide to the Marshall Islands Registry’s new category

Oceanskies explains the Marshall Islands Registry’s latest yacht category: ‘Yacht Engaged in Trade’ (YET).   The Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry (RMI) has announced the launch of a new category of yacht registration known as ‘Yacht Engaged In Trade’

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