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Luxury yacht charters in Greece: non-EU flagged charter vessels can now operate in Greek waters

January 17, 2024

Written by Rachel Kelly

The Greek Government has announced a landmark change in the luxury yacht charter sector with the introduction of the “e-Charter Permissions” system which underlines their commitment to bolstering the marine tourism industry. Up and running since the end of 2023, this digital platform aims to modernise and expand the market and simplify the legal framework... ... read full story

New regulations for easier Panama luxury yacht charters and tourism

August 05, 2021

Written by Rachael Steele

Since the beginning of 2021, new regulations have meant that a Panama luxury yacht charter is easier than ever, in summer, winter or the shoulder seasons. ... read full story

Beautiful Costa Rica welcomes yacht charters with new marine reform law

April 01, 2021

Written by Rachael Steele

Costa Rica luxury yacht charters are about to become easier than ever thanks to changes to its maritime rules and upgraded marina infrastructure. ... read full story

Fiji reopens with reduced tax on luxury yacht charters

March 30, 2021

Written by Rachael Steele

Fiji has reopened its borders to luxury yacht charters in time for an amazing summer season. ... read full story

2021 Yacht Charters in the Mediterranean: Greece ready to welcome tourists from mid-May

March 16, 2021

Written by Catherine Hearn

It is safe to say no one expected a global Coronavirus pandemic to take over the world in 2020. A year later, and with vaccines beginning to roll-out across the world, there is light on the horizon! One such piece of good news for tourism and for a luxury yacht charter in Greece is tourism... ... read full story

The ABC of charter and how to turn a private yacht into a charter yacht

February 08, 2021

Written by Guest Contributor

To charter, or not to charter, that is the question. All superyacht owners value the privacy that a superyacht provides, and often regard the vessel as a beloved home on the water that they would prefer to keep for themselves. But the significant costs associated with ownership can make a commercially minded position on the... ... read full story

Duty-free fuel for mega yachts in the British Virgin Islands?

January 08, 2020

Written by Rachael Steele

Yes, it’s true! The British Virgin Islands government has announced that fuel will be duty-free for mega yachts in an effort to attract more of the 100m+/328ft+ vessels to the Caribbean archipelago and a popular destination for charter yachts. An amendment to the current customs regulation laws will allow mega-yachts to cruise through the territory... ... read full story

Australian Parliament Passes Bill Allowing In Foreign-Flagged Charter Yachts

December 08, 2019

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The Australian Parliament has passed the Special Recreational Vessels Bill 2019, which allows foreign-flagged vessels to charter in Australian Waters. ... read full story

Myanmar luxury yacht charters easier as six more countries granted visa on arrival

November 15, 2019

Written by Rachael Steele

The Government of Myanmar (ex.Burma) has granted six more countries visas on arrival as the country opens up to tourism in the region. ... read full story

Superyacht Charters in Spain: Take advantage of new Passenger Yacht anchor rules

June 18, 2019

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Fantastic news for those who want to visit Spain on a large superyacht with accommodation for over 12 guests... ... read full story

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