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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Is there a shortage of finance? – Superyacht Investor 2018

Is there a shortage of finance? – Superyacht Investor 2018

Too few banks are financing yachts – this is a sentiment shared by almost everyone in the industry, including banks. Everything — including new builds, transactions, equity investments — needs investment, but there are only a select few big players

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Billionaire trends in 2018 and yacht sales

Billionaire trends in 2018 and yacht sales

The last year was characterised by political and economic uncertainty, but we saw the number of billionaires continuing to grow – as did superyacht sales. Vincent White from Wealth-X, an intelligence and market research company focusing on the ultra-wealthy, has

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Y.CO: Charlie Birkett interview

Y.CO: Charlie Birkett interview

Y.CO co-founders Charlie Birkett and Gary Wright started their journey as yacht crew, working at the ground level. In 2004 they opened up an office in Monaco, employing 10 people – now they have grown to one of the largest

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French Finance Bill 2018 – what we know

French Finance Bill 2018 – what we know

Photo courtesy of PT Money Just when everyone was getting back from Monaco this year, the French government submitted a finance bill that could see bigger taxes on superyachts. The new French Finance Bill for 2018 looks to replace the

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