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If you are new to yachting have you heard of the MLC?

A useful summary of what the MLC is and who it applies to.

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01 Jul 2021

Superyacht community sees 40% increase in need for medical support

MedAire, the leading medical assistance, safety and security organisation has revealed a 40% increase in use of its MedLink service between 2019 and 2020. The service, dedicated entirely to the superyacht community, provides crew and guests with direct ac

Press Releases 
30 Jun 2021

Sarnia Yachts Adds New Family Office Division

Yachts are often described by the Family Offices we work with as assets that take up a disproportionate amount of their time. Sarnia Yachts has a unique combination of knowledge and many years of experience in this niche asset class enabling us to support

Press Releases 
22 Jun 2021

Thinking About Chartering Your Yacht? Here's What You Need To Consider

In a post-pandemic world yachts are recognised as one of the most socially-distanced holiday options where interactions with others are controlled in a way not possible if staying at a resort or on a cruise ship.

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21 Jun 2021

Sarnia Yachts Welcomes New Crew Services Officer

Kirsty Porritt joins Sarnia Yachts as a new Crew Services Officer. 

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17 Jun 2021

Fastmount takes aim at upholstery with new clip from Textile Range

The manufacturer of hidden panel fasteners has created a new clip for upholstery fastening, the TC-SM6S

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04 Jun 2021

A message for the Spanish Tax Authorities

We consider that there are at least four key points that Spanish tax authorities have the capacity to address and that would allow a vigorous boost to the superyacht industry in Spain. 1. Matriculation Tax In 2013, an amendment of the Spanish Excise Dut

Press Releases 
25 May 2021

Hill Robinson Offsets Predicted 2021 Carbon Footprint

Hill Robinson has taken a significant step in offsetting the carbon footprint with its involvement in a new ‘blue’ carbon project Mikoko Pamoja

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17 May 2021

Temporary Admission - Customs formalities in Spain 2021

The TA regime is laid down in Articles 250 to 253 of the UCC. For the specific case of means of transport (yachts), the conditions to be fulfilled for granting total relief from import duty are established in Article 212 of the Commission Delegated Regula

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10 May 2021

UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship Class of 2021 Graduate

The UKSA announce the graduate class from their flagship superyacht cadetship course

Press Releases 
04 May 2021

Yacht Expense Payments to the UK – What you need to know

Some yacht owners fall into a category known as UK resident, non-UK domiciled individuals.

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04 May 2021

MSN 1905: Everything you need to know

WHAT IS MSN 1905? In March 2021, MSN 1905 was introduced, the first major update of its kind since MSN 1768, in 1995. The new regulation, set out by The Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA), details the minimum requirements for medical stor

Press Releases 
28 Apr 2021

British Flagged Yachts Charter licensing in Spain

Commercial yachts intending to charter in Spain must be in free in circulation, which means that VAT should have been paid or accounted for. Since Brexit, British-flagged yachts have been subject to some sort of uncertainty about their customs status and

Press Releases 
26 Apr 2021

International Marine Recruitment launches a new look

Global providers of maritime labour, International Marine Recruitment (IMR), have expanded and relaunched with a new look

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20 Apr 2021

Yacht imports into Spanish territory

VAT must be paid on any yacht sailing EU waters unless it falls under the temporary import relief. The rules are not prescriptive about the basis for VAT except that it should represent the market value, but if you have bought it recently the price you pa

Press Releases 
05 Apr 2021

UKSA puts diversity and inclusion at the top of the agenda

UKSA, the non-profit maritime charity, is thrilled to announce that it has signed the She of the Sea Pledge

Press Releases 
01 Apr 2021

OCEAN REMOTE SUPPORT HAS DEVELOPED A SET OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICES

TEAM Italia, international leader within the field of mega and maxi yachts, specializing in the integration and functional optimization of navigation, telecommunications, security and data transmission equipment, has developed a carefully planned Service

Press Releases 
30 Mar 2021

UK RYA qualifications in Spain after Brexit

On the 10th February 2021 the Spanish Merchant Marine Directorate, as a result of the effects of Brexit, published an internal instruction establishing that UK RYA qualifications certificates were no longer acceptable for use on Spanish-flagged rental yac

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29 Mar 2021

Moravia Yachting appoints William Molloy as Senior Charter Broker

Moravia Yachting is delighted to announce its appointment of William Molloy as Senior Charter Broker

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25 Mar 2021

"2021 in the Med" | Quaynote Round table

Latest fiscal amendments with impact in the superyacht chartering season 2021 in the Mediterranean: The below is a summary of the most relevant fiscal amendments with effect on the superyacht chartering activity in the Mediterranean which were discusse

Press Releases 
22 Mar 2021

New CA for Sale with Moravia Yachting

Moravia Yachting is pleased to welcome INDIGO STAR I to our fleet of central agency yachts for sale. The 38m INDIGO STAR I was built by Siar Moschini in 1995 and is presented for sale in fantastic condition following an extensive 2018 refit. This tri

Press Releases 
22 Mar 2021

Why you should apply a ceramic coating to your yacht

Yachts naturally reside in places with warmer temperatures, and with hot weather comes additional UV exposure. Over time, salt water will seep into the gelcoat and once hit by UV rays, can heat up to boiling point. It’s this super-heated salt water that b

Press Releases 
18 Mar 2021

Yacht Engaged in Trade (YET) 2021 in Spain

The Yacht Engaged in Trade (YET) Scheme is a mechanism adopted by some flag states whereby private yachts obtain a Compliance Certificate and a Temporary Certificate of Registry authorizing the yacht to charter for up to a certain number of days per calen

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15 Mar 2021

Made in Austria: MY Artefact's luxurious interior

On board Superyacht MY Artefact, List General Contractor (List GC) got the opportunity to demonstrate its skills and did not disappoint

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11 Mar 2021

EVOLUTION partners up with SABOR Provisions

We are very excited to announce that EVOLUTION´s PROVISIONING department is partnering up and joining forces with SABOR PROVISIONS

Press Releases 
09 Mar 2021

Fastmount introduces flexible panel installation for solid substrates

New Zealand based manufacturer of hidden panel fasteners, Fastmount, has added two new clips to its Stratlock® Range: the SL-FC and SL-M10. The SL-FC / SL-FC-FR has been designed for solid-style substrates such as sheet metal, fibreglass, MDF or ply

Press Releases 
09 Mar 2021

Spanish charter: VAT registration for commercial yachts

From a tax standpoint, charter yachts are considered a hiring of Means of Transport, which is a service for VAT purposes. The VAT treatment depends on a number of factors including the period of time for which the Means of Transport is hired, the VAT stat

Press Releases 
08 Mar 2021

Finest Quality Menus Custom Hand Made For Luxury Yachts.

Hartnack and company have long been established as makers of bespoke custom made luxury binders

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03 Mar 2021

Savannah Yacht Center – First Choice on the US East Coast

Savannah Yacht Center has gained an international reputation as the refit, repair and maintenance shipyard of choice on the US east coast

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02 Mar 2021

VAT on Spanish charters – The use and enjoyment provision

As is well known, chartering in countries like France, Italy or Malta can benefit from really reduced VAT rates on charter fees. This is not the case in Spain. What is the reason why? Let's find out what are the legal grounds on which this VAT reduction i

Press Releases 
01 Mar 2021

Big Benefits - Yacht Registration in Malta

Malta is well positioned in the central Mediterranean for yachts transiting east or west

Press Releases 
01 Mar 2021

CUSTOM MADE BOX FOR A GUEST INFORMATION FOLDER AND GUEST VISITORS BOOK

In November (2020) we got a call from Paul Kellum who has this fantastic guest house. He was looking for a bespoke solution to house a guest book in which his visitors could comment about their stay as well as a comprehensive guide to the property and th

Press Releases 
25 Feb 2021

Spanish Matriculation Tax on private & business jets

After Spain joined the European Union in 1985, VAT became applicable on the supply of means of transport at a luxury rate of 33% tax. This luxury rate was reduced to 28% in 1992. The same year 1992 after the VAT harmonization that capped the standard Span

Press Releases 
22 Feb 2021

Superyacht Chartering VAT exempt in Spain

It is well known among yacht professionals and especially those involved in superyacht chartering that the VAT regime in Spain has been always particularly tough. Spain, unlike other surrounding countries, as France or Italy, did not implement in National

Press Releases 
15 Feb 2021

How rapid COVID-19 testing is being used on board superyachts

Working onboard a superyacht is a challenging job in normal circumstances. On top of managing guest profiles, itineraries and needs, captains and crew now have the additional task of mitigating the well-known risks of a pandemic. For some vessels the em

Press Releases 
11 Feb 2021

Transfer of residency – VAT and Matriculation tax

If you are thinking about moving your residence to Spain, you must be aware that you may be exempt from paying duties and taxes when importing your personal belongings, and owned yachts can be included among those belongings. Due to the particularities of

Press Releases 
08 Feb 2021

Commercial Yachts - Simplifying the process with Vistra Marine

C ha rt e r i n g a yacht is one of the best ways to become acquainted with superyachting. For prospective owners, it can also be an attractive way to realise their yacht-owning ambitions with commercial charters allowing them to offset a portion

Press Releases 
01 Feb 2021

The Spanish Commercial Exemption: chimera or reality?

It is well known in the yachting industry that there is the possibility to benefit from an attractive VAT exemption regime, in place either in France or Italy, on certain yacht supplies and works. These are the so-called French and Italian Commercial Exem

Press Releases 
01 Feb 2021

Spanish approach on APA and delivery fees

The applicability of VAT on APA funds and delivery fees is a controversial issue, as different jurisdictions have different approaches to the situation. We will try to provide here our view on the correct tax treatment in accordance with Spanish tax regul

Press Releases 
25 Jan 2021

COMBINING THE BEST SEAFARING TRADITION WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IS POSSIBLE

TEAM ITALIA ON BOARD THE CODECASA 55m M/Y FRAMURA TEAM Italia confirms once again its role as international leader in the field of electronic solutions for integrated NAV COM solutions - further evidence lies in the innovative i-Bridge® installe

Press Releases 
20 Jan 2021

The Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla: Spanish special tax territories

In the 19th Century the Spanish government made the Canary Islands a free trade zone to promote economic development. When Spain joined the EU in 1986, special fiscal measures were deemed incompatible with European legislation. For this reason the Canary

Press Releases 
18 Jan 2021

The day Brexit came true, a Spanish point of view

I have had the chance to read a lot of literature in the past months on Brexit and how it would impact yacht owners and maritime operators. Today, early January 2021, the countdown is over and a new relationship between the UK and Europe began, with its p

Press Releases 
11 Jan 2021

Protecting yourself from the new COVID variant

As news of the new COVID variant in the UK has spread, many have been left feeling confused and questioning what this means. We have been inundated with emails from customers asking whether or not our products are still effective against the new variant o

Press Releases 
07 Jan 2021

New Yacht Leasing Model in Malta

O n the 28 t h Feb r u a r y 2019 Malta published Guidelines that mark the introduction of a new Malta Yacht Leasing Model. The model is also a consequence of the action by the EU Commission started on the 8 t h M a r c h 2018 against Ma

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06 Jan 2021

Christmas greetings of a special kind

Homeless people are having a particularly hard time these days. Therefore, the team of WREDE Consulting gets involved with the charity campaign "THE GIFT OF GIVING"

Press Releases 
16 Dec 2020

Sirius launch global supply of low-cost consumables and refinishing products

After successfully supplying consumables and refinishing products to the British Virgin Islands for over 2 years, Sirius Technologies looks to launch its newest arm, Sirius Supplies. This online venture is set to revolutionise the way the boat repair

Press Releases 
15 Dec 2020

Global Project Management is powering-up. Promotion of Kevin Laverty to Direc...

Standing still is not an option in the fast growing Hill Robinson enterprise, from yacht and project management through aviation, real estate management, special projects, charter, crew and more. Adding new specialists in the various divisions both increa

Press Releases 
15 Dec 2020

The Biological Hazards of Dirty HVAC Systems

As the world looks to reopen, it’s imperative we all take the necessary steps and precautions to ensure the safety of ourselves and those closest to us. 2020 has seen an increased level of downtime for yachts and subsequently, their HVAC systems.

Press Releases 
11 Dec 2020

Pinpoint Works: New Feature Webinar - December 11th

Pinpoint Works is holding its next live webinar this Friday, December 11th at 3:00pm CEST, 2:00pm BST, 9:00am EDT. Join Stuart as he dives into new features, including new custom fields, @mentions, and selecting full areas on the GA. Help you, your collea

Press Releases 
07 Dec 2020

Moravia Yachting makes its first USA appointment

Moravia Yachting appoints Alastair Callender as Charter and Sales Broker in the USA. Following Hill Robinson’s recent relaunch of Moravia Yachting, the company is today announcing the appointment of Alastair Callender as Charter Sales Broker. Alas

Press Releases 
02 Dec 2020

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If you are new to yachting have you heard of the MLC?

A useful summary of what the MLC is and who it applies to.

Superyacht community sees 40% increase in need for medical support

MedAire, the leading medical assistance, safety and security organisation has revealed a 40% increase in use of its MedLink service between 2019 and 2020. The service, dedicated entirely to the superyacht community, provides crew and guests with direct ac

Sarnia Yachts Adds New Family Office Division

Yachts are often described by the Family Offices we work with as assets that take up a disproportionate amount of their time. Sarnia Yachts has a unique combination of knowledge and many years of experience in this niche asset class enabling us to support

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