Separating morality from legality – and why yachting has the moral high ground

Separating morality from legality – and why yachting has the moral high ground

I don’t believe lawyers should write too much about morality. But following the disclosure of the ‘Paradise Papers’ in 2017, an onslaught of misguided moral righteousness resulted, villainising the wealthy for using perfectly legal means of investing their wealth in

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What yachts are brokers bringing to Monaco?

What yachts are brokers bringing to Monaco?

Today is the first day of the Monaco Yacht Show. All eyes are on Port Hercules, Monte Carlo as 120 superyachts from across the world are berthing at the harbour. Brokers generally have some of the biggest stands at Monaco,

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Is ‘Yacht finance’ a dirty term?

Is ‘Yacht finance’ a dirty term?

Leon Batchelor, Arc & Co Marine & Aviation talks to us about the perception of yacht finance. Where am I going with this question?…. I would imagine that for most, it’s not a question that would naturally spring to mind

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Getting prepared for the 2018 yacht season

Getting prepared for the 2018 yacht season

This article originally appeared on HFW’s website written by Alex Kemp, Tom Walters and William Maclachlan. The original briefing can be found here. With the early season yacht shows over and thoughts turning to summer cruising, now is the time

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When will the Chinese superyacht market take off?

When will the Chinese superyacht market take off?

China has been a growing market for business jets, commercial aviation and helicopters for several years. However, the world’s second-largest economy has yet to witness comparable growth in superyachts. Talk of China as an emerging superyacht market really kicked off

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EC’s Moscovici suddenly decides he does not like yacht leases in some EU countries

EC’s Moscovici suddenly decides he does not like yacht leases in some EU countries

The Mossack Fonseca Panama Paper leaks led to the resignations of two prime ministers, marches in cities around the world, spawned hundreds of investigations and led to thousands of articles. When it was first revealed that Appleby – a much

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European Commission “discriminating against smaller countries” with yacht lease letter

European Commission “discriminating against smaller countries” with yacht lease letter

Anthony Galea, managing director at Vistra Marine & Aviation, questions whether the European Commission really understands the Maltese leasing scheme and remains confident that yacht leases will continue. Superyacht Investor: Are you surprised that the European Commission is targeting yacht

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EU accuses Cyprus, Greece and Malta of yacht “tax evasion”

EU accuses Cyprus, Greece and Malta of yacht “tax evasion”

The EU has sent letters of formal notice to Cyprus, Greece and Malta alleging that they have not been charging the correct amount of Value-Added Tax (VAT) on yachts. All three countries offer leasing schemes. They now have two months

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Bitcoin – backers and cynics

Bitcoin – backers and cynics

Photo credit: Creative Commons Zero – CC0. At the Superyacht Investor, Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor conferences in London at the end of January, there were two topics that kept coming back, China and Bitcoin. Everyone wants to know where

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The state of the US superyacht market – Superyacht Investor 2018

The state of the US superyacht market – Superyacht Investor 2018

According to Bob Denison, CEO of Denison Yachting, if there was a Trump Bump, it was small. This was the sentiment across the board. Delegates and speakers at Superyacht Investor thought that the election of the 45th US president did

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