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Having served the world's shipping industry since 1883, we are universally regarded as one of the world's leading shipping law firms and the expertise, experience and reputation earned in this industry is carried into our yacht practice. We benefit from having the ability to adapt and apply our commercial shipping expertise to the particular demands of the yachting industry and this, combined with the fact that we have been doing so for the past 25 years, puts us in an unrivalled position in terms of yacht experience. We recognise that the industry is driven by a small group of high and ultra high net worth individuals whose acquisition of a yacht and the drivers for doing so are usually quite separate to any business activities they may undertake and where issues of discretion and confidentiality are often of paramount importance.

We can help with:
• Construction and refit.
• Sale and purchase.
• Design contracts and intellectual property issues.
• Ownership structures.
• VAT and tax issues.
• Finance and leasing.
• Restructuring for owners, banks and builders.
• Management and crewing.
• Chartering.
• Berths.
• Dispute resolution.
• 24 hour casualty and emergency response.
• Security.
• Insurance.
• Health, safety and regulatory compliance.

Lead Sponsor

Marshall Islands Maritime and Corporate Registries
International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries. The RMI Registry is the second largest in the world in terms of deadweight tons (DWT). Yachts currently comprise 13% of the total number of vessels in the fleet.

The RMI Registry has gained increased recognition and acceptance throughout the yachting community as a result of its efficient and cost effective registration process; personalized service and technical support available from 27 worldwide offices; and exceptional safety and operational standards as evidenced by outstanding port State control (PSC) records.

The RMI Yacht Program has undergone major revisions since June 2013 and now has a specific yacht division that is solely dedicated to yachts and their operations. The RMI Yacht Code (MI-103) was revised and officially brought to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for all Member States to acknowledge as a substantial equivalency to certain convention regulations. The RMI Registry has addressed private yacht requirements with regards to the maximum number of guests on board, passenger yachts, and created an initiative that allows private yachts to charter for up 84 days in French and Monegasque waters.
The Malta Ship Registry

Building on its long and varied maritime tradition, the Malta Ship Registry has today established itself as a leading, reputable international ship registry. Backed by one of the leading maritime hubs and service centres in the Mediterranean region, the Registry has developed a very strong legal and regulatory platform that values long term customer relationships.
The Malta Ship Registry offers simple, transparent legislation and procedures, 24 hour, 7 days a week service and above all access to its key decision-makers. Such characteristics, coupled with a highly responsive flag Administration, are highly valued by ship owners and managers. The Registry’s genuine, open approach to service and to guide its customers in the process of registration has rendered Malta the Flag of Choice of the major ship owners and managers. The Registry is on the White List of the Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU and on the Low Risk Ship List of the Paris MoU.

Vistra Marine & Aviation Limited

Vistra Marine & Aviation Limited was set-up by the VIstra Group to continue expanding its global footprint, as well as to diversify further its service lines. In fact, Vistra is present in 44 jurisdictions with a network of over 3,500 professionals.

Led by Dr Anthony Galea, Vistra Marine & Aviation Limited provides assistance with registrations, asset administration, corporate structuring and services, accounting and payroll, assistance with setting up start-ups, financing, compliance with VAT, customs and other tax compliance services. Using our network, including lawyers and tax advisers, Vistra provides advice in and assistance with superyacht and private jet acquisitions, sales and construction of new builds.

Our experience, our network and our global footprint makes us a truly unique service provider, a first choice for any person venturing into the superyacht industry, seeking a reliable service provider, always with a "can do" attitude.


BNP Paribas

With more than 1,400 employees and a presence in Geneva, Zurich, Basel and Lugano, BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA is a leading European bank in Switzerland for corporates, institutions and private clients.

Active in Switzerland since 1872, we strive for long term development with a clear strategy for each business line:

•To be the preferred partner of Corporates and Institutions, supporting them in their development both in Europe and beyond with our “One Bank for Corporates” initiative.
•To be a leader in Wealth Management in terms of expertise and service for private clients and entrepreneurs.
•To be a reference for commodity finance thanks to our “Specialized Trade Solutions” dedicated to historical clients who share our values and to Group’s Corporate clients in Europe.

The BNP Paribas Group integrated model enables us to offer our clients the financial stability of a leading bank in Europe with international reach and its wide range of products and investment.

By developing long-term close working relationships with our clients, we aspire to contribute to sustainable, responsible growth.

Checuti Cauchi Advocates

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates is a European law firm serving successful entrepreneurs, business families and institutions using the financial centres of Malta and Cyprus, and their advisors around the globe.

With offices in Malta, Cyprus, London, Zurich and Hong Kong we advise clients seamlessly on their business and private legal needs both at home and abroad. Our unique multi-disciplinary set-up of over 160 lawyers, tax advisors, accountants, company administrators and relocation advisors allows us to provide the full spectrum of legal, immigration, tax and company formation services under one roof. This cross-functional arrangement appeals to discerning clients that range from High Net Worth individuals and families, to entrepreneurs and blue-chip companies.

The firm serves as a trusted advisor to personal and corporate end-clients as well as international law firms, tax advisors, accountants, private bankers and family offices worldwide. Our Private Client practice focuses on international Wealth Structuring, EU Citizenship & Residency planning, and Personal Tax. We also provide structures for the holding and VAT minimization of high value assets including aircraft, super yachts and art. Our Business Clients practices maintain key strengths in corporate law, international tax, intellectual property, immigration law, property law and trusts.

Floating Life

Honesty, quality, and expertise – Floating Life has created a new standard in the yachting industry since its founding in 2002.

We are a group of highly efficient and experienced professionals, experts in each specific sector of yachting. Barbara Tambani, among other tasks, heads our many services and divisions such as Yacht Management, Charter & Brokerage, Concierge and Crew Uniforms by guaranteeing 360° technical-administrative management of the yacht, delivering round-the-clock, world-wide effective support.

Among our valued divisions, we are extremely proud of our Technical department headed by the most notorious Andrea Pezzini. With 98 yachts built so far, an almost 3-digit figure, Andrea Pezzini recently developed the KSeries Fleet. K40 and K42 have already been sold, customized to clients’ requests and soon to be delivered.

Having run a fractional yacht ownership fleet of three 41m superyachts for the last 10 years, which, at that time, was considered as a brand-new model, we are now launching a new three 43m yachts project following the fractional ownership scheme.

GANADO Advocates

GANADO Advocates is a leading full service business law firm based in Malta, widely recognised for its business and commercial law practices. The firm traces its roots back to the early 1900s, and is today one of Malta’s foremost law practices that is consistently ranked as a top-tier law firm in all its core sectors. The firm has, over the past decades, contributed directly towards creating and enhancing Malta’s hard-won reputation as a reliable and effective international centre for financial and maritime services. The firm has a predominantly international client base with a team of professional advisors with specialist expertise and experience to advise and assist its clients.

GANADO Advocates is at the forefront of the local ship registration and ship finance sectors and acts for many major ship owners, yacht owners, banks and other financial institutions. The firm has also been strongly involved in the re-drafting of much of the relevant shipping legislation over the years. One of the firm’s major strengths is the long standing involvement in yacht finance and yacht mortgaging. The firm acts regularly for yacht financing banks and institutions throughout the world and is one of the leading players in this sector in Malta.

Pantaenius Yacht Insurance

Pantaenius, a family business steeped in tradition, has been providing insurance solutions tailored to discerning yacht owners for nearly 50 years. With the introduction of a fixed sum insured independent of current market value in the 1970s, Pantaenius revolutionised the industry and soon became established as the European market leader.

Nowadays, 15 locations around the world provide advice and support 24/7 to more than 90,000 customers in eight different languages. An in-house claims department guarantees fast and effective assistance in any situation. Pantaenius also has a global network of more than 35,000 contacts from the yacht industry and the maritime services sector at its disposal, which is unique to the industry. In these times of ever-growing customer demands and increasingly complex markets, Pantaenius has shown it is continuing to look forward and set benchmarks.

Be it hull and machinery insurance, P&I, third party liability insurance or crew cover – Pantaenius guarantees unparalleled financial security and provides clients with a concierge level service model. Apart from the benefit in terms of their independent valuation model, the Pantaenius superyacht insurance solutions demonstrate clear, non-ambiguous wordings and a truly comprehensive all-risk cover.

Redfort Group

Rosemont Yacht Services

Rosemont Yacht Services has unrivalled knowledge in the specialised environment of luxury yachts, to guide clients through the complexities of acquisition, registration and operation and ensure the experience of ownership becomes an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

As a result of demand from clients Rosemont Yacht Services now provides also a full yacht management service for yachts of all gross-tonnage and in all jurisdictions.

Our team of qualified lawyers and accountants have the expertise to advise and resolve legal, tax and financial issues promptly, with dedicated qualified yacht managers able to provide professionally managed solutions to any technical and operational issues that might arise at any time.

Our current range of tailored professional services offers expertise in the fields of:
• Legal and Tax Advice;
• Yacht Ownership and Administration Services;
• Yacht Registration Services;
• Formation and Administration of onshore or offshore companies and trusts/foundations;
• Yacht Finance & Insurance search;
• Budgetary Control, Accounting and Financial Reporting services;
• Operational Yacht Management encompassing in-house ISM/ISPS/MLC supervision;
• Engineering technical support and shipyard supervision;
• Project Management for New Yacht construction, refits and repairs;
• Fiscal / VAT Yacht Representation Services.
In short, we can take care of ALL aspects of yacht ownership; providing owners, captains and brokers with a single and dedicated point of contact for the administration and on-going management of their vessel.

For more information on our yachting services you could review our Yacht Brochure attached or visit our yachting services dedicated website

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Triton Submarines

Triton Submarines of Vero Beach, Florida manufacture yacht-based manned submersibles, which feature cutting-edge designs, exceptional visibility, simplicity of operation, reliability, ease of maintenance and superlative safety. With more than 350 years of in-house collective experience, and operations ranging from Antarctica to the Tropics, the team at Triton form the most knowledgeable pool of civil submersible expertise on the planet.