Maltese Limited Partnerships (Malta LPS), also known as a partnership ‘en commandite’, are providing a practical and secure method of yacht ownership, offering the same limited liability advantages as a limited liability company. However, they also provide transparency and so protection from benefit in kind taxes, which may otherwise be due in many European countries if the traditional limited liability company is used.
Schooner owners do not come more passionate than Tomas de Vargas Machuca, who owns not one, but two, of these famous vintage craft. A new initiative, nurtured by his enthusiasm and that of his captain Simon Pandolfi, is the formation of the International Schooner Association. The association was founded last week at the 40th edition of the Régates Royales in Cannes, where a great group of classic schooners gathered together displaying the elegance and power of this classic craft.
Sea Shepherd protects the Italian waters thanks to a joint collaboration with the Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund to tackle Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in the Aeolian Archipelago. Their recent patrol led to the removal and seizure of 52 illegal FADS (Fishing Aggregating Devices) along with 100km of polypropylene line from the waters of the Aeolian Islands.
The organisers of the SuperYacht Pavilion at METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam have announced the addition of a third hall within the RAI convention centre, including a new networking area called the Shipyard. With the same sophisticated style and flow for which the SuperYacht Pavilion is renowned, the addition of private meeting rooms will also allow key decision makers to remain on the show floor.
The ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, to be held in Athens from October 25 to 27 this year, will deliver an impressive programme on the theme of “Cross sea challenges for marinas - Setting the scene for collective development and growth”. The line-up of over 40 prominent speakers hail from countries across the globe and will bring their local expertise to bear on subjects of international significance, linking emerging and traditional markets in the Balkans, Mediterranean and Middle East.
DYT is trusted in the industry as the only yacht transport company offering a fixed schedule for vessels that need to be in a particular place at a particular time. Custom carriers use the safe and convenient float-on/float-off method to make the Atlantic crossing a breeze.
When it comes to some of the more practical things in life, like applying for a mortgage, the crew lifestyle can sometimes make it a little trickier. But not if you plan it properly. Here are some top tips for getting a mortgage and buying a house.
Superyacht Tenders and Toys provides invaluable advice and assistance regarding choice, specification, options, build and integration. We provide the best value and packages in the industry offering a one stop-shop for all your tender and toy needs.
Simpson Bay Marina on the Caribbean island of St Maarten is a vibrant and popular marina village with over 100 villas, pristine landscaping, internal roads and parking areas. More information and an update on the island's recovery after last year's hurricanes...
Villasimius marina is located in the Capo Carbonara Protected Marine Area amidst stretches of sandy beaches on Sardinia’s southeast coast. Welcoming yachts of up to 60m, the marina's harmonious relationship with the sea and its natural surroundings is unsurpassed.
OneOcean Port Vell is a world-class home port for superyachts, located in the heart of Barcelona. One of few city-centre marinas in the world, visitors can enjoy all that Barcelona and Catalunya have to offer, with the Balearic islands just a short cruise away.
Porto Montenegro offers a full homeport solution amidst spectacular cruising grounds. The prestigious marina has all the amenities one could need shoreside, with deep-water berths accommodating superyachts of up to 250m. An exceptional 50m corner berth is on sale now.
The location of this expanding superyacht marina in the middle of the Costa Brava is unbeatable, making it popular with water sports and snorkelling enthusiasts and ideal for cruises to the Balearic Islands, Barcelona and the South of France.
Anzio is the ancient port of Rome with a distinguished pedigree of summer residents counting Emperors among their number. Nowadays, the relaxed atmosphere and lengths of golden beaches make Marina di Capo d'Anzio a coveted stop, at the heart of Italy.
Port Hercule is a natural bay at the foot of the ancestral rock of the Principality of Monaco, and one of the few, if not the only deep-water marina of the French Riviera. Port Hercule is also host to the Monaco Yacht Show from 28 September to 1 October.
The newest marina in Miami caters specifically to superyachts up to 800' (244m). Guests will have complete peace of mind in this secure facility conveniently located on the MacArthur Causeway, with unparalleled access to Miami's beaches and entertainment destinations.
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