Yachting

Yachting

Working with both high net worth individuals and corporate clients, our yachting team manages a portfolio of ownership structures for some of the world’s most valuable and prestigious superyachts. 

Our yachting services are provided by teams of highly-trained and experienced professionals. Services include multi-jurisdictional registration, structuring and VAT/tax advice in addition to customs advice and importation support. Our experts are well versed in current matters which are driving change in the industry and can advise clients accordingly.

Our emphasis on client service and professionalism has won Equiom global recognition for our leading role in managing a varied portfolio of yachting and aviation clients. Our structures are bespoke and can be provided in a number of jurisdictions. The choice of jurisdiction is driven by our clients’ needs and the specific business advantages that the chosen location offers.

Our yachting services include:

Yacht ownership services

  • Multi-jurisdictional VAT, tax and registration services
  • Establishment and management of efficient ownership structures
  • Customs and VAT advice
  • Financial, management and VAT reporting 

Importation services

  • Formal importation into the EU providing free circulation and full VAT recovery
  • Formal importation into the EU under commercial exemption
  • Temporary importation into the EU for non-EU residents
  • Formal importation into the EU and payment of VAT for private use

Types of ownership structure

  • Commercial charter structures maximising VAT recovery
  • Leasing structure with reduced VAT rate
  • Temporary importation structure for non-EU owners
  • Asset-holding structure ensuring limited liability for VAT-paid yachts
  • VAT-paid asset-holding company

Locations offering Yachting

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