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Sarnia Yachts Limited

Navigating the Complex World of Yacht Ownership & Operation

Sarnia Yachts has provided yacht ownership and operational services for over 40 years. With offices in Guernsey and Malta, we formulate and deliver the best, long-term solutions for owners of both private and commercial yachts.
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Location Information

PO Box 657
La Plaiderie House
St Peter Port
Channel Islands

Regions Serviced

  • World Wide

Products / Services

  • Yacht Fiduciary
  • Corporate Structures
  • EU VAT
  • Yacht Administration Services
  • Crew and Payroll
  • Consultancy and Guidance
  • Flag Registration


Sarnia Yachts provides a diverse and flexible range of services including yacht administration, VAT management, flag registration, crew employment and payroll and corporate yacht ownership.

Trusted by yacht owners, trust and family offices, lawyers and yacht brokers, Sarnia is one of the longest standing fiduciaries in the marine sector with a team of 26 in the Guernsey office and a further two in our new Malta office.

Yacht ownership and operations have become highly regulated with numerous laws and potential pitfalls to be avoided. It’s the details that make the difference and Sarnia guides you through these complexities so you can relax and enjoy your yacht with total peace of mind.

Sarnia is licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission to provide fiduciary services and Malta Financial Services Authority to provide corporate services.

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Meet Sarnia's Specialists in Monaco

Sarnia will have five members of the Sarnia Malta and Guernsey teams on hand at the Monaco Yacht Show. You can find them on stand QS65 in the air-conditioned Darse Sud tent (near La Rascasse entrance) and talk to one of our experts.
Yacht ownership and operation is a complex world, with numerous regulations but Sarnia has developed its specialist knowledge through decades of experience in VAT structuring, corporate ownership, flag registration and crew employment.

Bruce Maltwood - Business Development VAT Structuring

With 26 years of yacht industry experience, Bruce has in-depth knowledge of yacht ownership structures and VAT. He is one of Sarnia’s Directors and is often one of the first people that yacht owners, managers or brokers call upon when considering a yacht purchase or build. Bruce is also very knowledgeable about crew employment matters and is a trusted name in the industry.

Dan Armsden - Yacht and Crew Technical Flag Registration

Dan has always worked in the yacht industry and is Sarnia’s Yacht and Crew Technical Manager. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of crew employment structures, social security and yacht compliance. He is also Sarnia’s leading adviser on flag selection, yacht registration and safe manning.

Patrick Spiteri - Malta Services VAT Management

Patrick is the Managing Director of Sarnia Yachts Malta and is very knowledgeable about tax compliance and corporate structure solutions. He will be joining the Guernsey team at the Monaco Yacht Show and is available to discuss Maltese leasing, importation, yacht registration and accounting services.

Claire Lawrence - Client Service Yacht Administration

Claire is one of Sarnia’s Relationship Managers. She draws upon her trust and private client background to oversee clients’ yacht-owning companies and crew employment structures. She will be at the Monaco Yacht Show to talk about the day-to-day minutiae of owning and managing a yacht.

Sue Guilliard - Corporate and Compliance Client Services

Their Operations Director offers their clients in-depth risk and compliance advice. Sue has over 25 years of experience working with ultra high net worth clients and she applies her knowledge of corporate governance to their clients’ yacht-owning companies. She is STEP qualified and will be at the Monaco Yacht Show to discuss the complexities of the international regulatory frameworks that affect this specialist asset class.

Meet the Team in Monaco

Visit Sarnia Yachts’ stand at QS65 in the Darse Sud air-conditioned tent. Or email info@sarniayachts.com to make an appointment.

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