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Legal & VAT Yacht Issues Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News

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

Dropping anchor in Auckland waters now fee-free for luxury yachts

June 11, 2019

Written by Rachael Steele

Auckland Council has dropped a proposed anchoring fee for superyachts and foreign-flagged vessels entering the Auckland area in favour of a small fee covering the vessel for a 12-month period. ... read full story

SE ASIA Yacht Charter: Indonesia to Expand Marinas and ready to Welcome more Superyachts in 2018

January 04, 2018

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Restrictions on superyachts in Indonesian waters are easing and 2018 could be the best year yet to visit the idyllic coastal country in South East Asia: The Indonesian government has already made entry and departure easier and President Joko Widodo has announced marina expansion at 10 different ports in Indonesia, leading to better access to the... ... read full story

Great News for Yacht Owners in Italy

January 28, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Great news as Italy abolishes the tax on yachts having a length of or exceeding 14 meters. ... read full story

Important Reminder for Yachts, Superyachts and Charter Yachts Visiting the Andaman Sea and Entering Indian Waters

January 25, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Asia Pacific Superyachts would like to remind all yachts, including charter yachts visiting the Andaman Sea and the Indian waters that the use of satellite phones if strictly prohibited in this area. ... read full story

Luxury yacht chartering one of key issues at 4th Opportunities in Superyachts Conference in Malta

November 30, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The lovely Malta yacht vacation destination will be once again hosting the 'Opportunities in Superyachts' conference, running on March 10, 2016. Luxury yacht chartering will be discussed as one of the key topics during the event. ... read full story

Significant increase in Superyacht Charter activity in Balearics

November 27, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The full impact of the 2013 amendment to matriculation tax has been analysed by the Spanish Superyacht Association (AEGY), showing a remarkable increase in superyacht charter activity in the Balearics. ... read full story

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