EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Sitpah Selvaratnam the principal lawyer in legal battle of superyacht ‘Equanimity’

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Sitpah Selvaratnam the principal lawyer in legal battle of superyacht ‘Equanimity’

Photo courtesy of The Straits Times At Superyacht Investor London 2019 we shall be welcoming leading Malaysian lawyer Sitpah Selvaratnam. Selvaratnam is the principal lawyer representing the Malaysian government in its legal battle over the ownership and sale of superyacht

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Police investigate ‘murder’ of British superyacht marina owner in St Lucia

Police investigate ‘murder’ of British superyacht marina owner in St Lucia

A British man who ran a marina for superyachts in St Lucia has been found dead at his home. Local news media have named him as Robert ‘Bob’ Hathaway, a well-known and reportedly a much-loved figure in the Caribbean superyacht

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The secret life of superyacht valuations

The secret life of superyacht valuations

Banks and financers are almost invariably needed to help the super-rich buy superyachts. No matter how deep your pockets are, you are unlikely to purchase a yacht without assistance. Being a billionaire does not necessarily equate to having, say, $30

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Malaysian government hits back at claims by former official over superyacht ‘Equanimity’

Malaysian government hits back at claims by former official over superyacht ‘Equanimity’

The Malaysian government has wasted little time in rebutting criticism to a statement released on an untraceable private blog by fugitive and former official Jho Low. In his New Year’s blog Low claimed that a US court had granted the

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Former 1MDB official criticises Malaysian government over superyacht ‘Equanimity’ sale

Former 1MDB official criticises Malaysian government over superyacht ‘Equanimity’ sale

Former official Jho Low, who is wanted by Malaysian authorities for alleged fraud has released a statement attacking the government’s sale of superyacht Equanimity. The communication issued by Wells Haslem Mayhew Strategic Public Affairs (Australia) was published on Low’s private

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Helicopter sold in UK’s largest divorce settlement and superyacht could be next

Helicopter sold in UK’s largest divorce settlement and superyacht could be next

A helicopter at the centre of the largest divorce settlement in UK history has been sold for €5 million (euros). The Eurocopter EC155 helicopter (registered as M-LVNA Fairoaks) was formerly the property of Lucy Ltd, a company registered in the

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Auckland council want to charge superyacht owners at America’s Cup 2021, NZ

Auckland council want to charge superyacht owners at America’s Cup 2021, NZ

Superyachts over 40 metres heading to the New Zealand coast and the city of Auckland for the 2021 America’s Cup could be charged thousands of dollars for anchorage by the city’s local council. Affectionately know as the ‘Auld Mug’, the

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Ex ‘Indian Empress’ owner faces extradition and former crew receive outstanding wages

Ex ‘Indian Empress’ owner faces extradition and former crew receive outstanding wages

The former owner of the superyacht Indian Empress, Vijay Mallya has been told by Westminster Magistrates Court that he can be extradited to India to face allegations of fraud and money laundering. On Monday the court rejected arguments made by

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Indonesian government courts superyacht owners by removing luxury tax

Indonesian government courts superyacht owners by removing luxury tax

The Indonesian government is hoping to entice superyachts to visit the country by removing tax barriers for owners. ‘The luxury goods tax’ will be scrapped immediately for yachts entering Indonesian waters. The finance ministry indicated in July that due to

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Superyacht Connectivity Report: Accessing the Internet at Sea

Superyacht Connectivity Report: Accessing the Internet at Sea

Where once yachting was about a lifestyle disconnected from the world, now for many a life without connectivity is a lifestyle not worth living. “Imagine a customer is chartering a superyacht for 200,000 euros a week,” said Umberto Gallo, CEO,

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