South West Office
76 Fore Street
Devon, EX3 0HQ
+44 (0)1392 872435
3 More London
+44 (0)20 7127 8462
We offer legal and practical guidance in respect of buying, selling and owning boats. You may be a private individual, a corporate body, operating as a business or perhaps even multiple owners. If you’re involved with boats or with the yachting industry itself, we can help. Find out what makes us different and how we can be of service to you or your organisation…
Our expertise includes:
1. The legal and financial aspects of buying & selling boats – whether you are an organisation, a syndicate, an experienced boat owner or starting from scratch YachtingLawyers can help. Perhaps you are struggling to obtain finance to buy a boat, having problems selling your boat, or looking to see how you can get the most out of your investment, YachtingLawyers will provide you with information about deciding on what boat to buy, right through to preparing and negotiating legal contracts.
2. Ways to protect your boat – we offer various help and guidance for protection of you and your vessel which includes; registering your boat, taking out insurance, ownership structuring advice (including UK company formations and off-shore company & trust structuring), registering charges against a vessel, Tax and VAT considerations. YachtingLawyers help you avoid the common pitfalls and significantly reduce the risks commonly associated with vessel ownership.
3. Advice on operating commercially and boat business – if you are currently chartering your vessel, thinking of chartering, or maybe looking at ways to make your investment work for you such as multiple or fractional ownership, YachtingLawyers can help. We advise on and take care of the legal and commercial arrangements involved in all aspects of operating your boat commercially, right from the start of helping you set up your business venture, through to selling it.
4. “Legal MOT Service” – YachtingLawyers offer a review of commercial contracts to businesses operating in the yachting industry. Basically it is a good chance for businesses and their owners to review and update their current terms of business such as; letters of engagement, management agreements, charter agreements, website terms and conditions, privacy policies, shareholders agreements and licences. Make sure your terms of business and associated documents reflect the business you are operating and that they are in-line with current law such as the Companies Act 2006. This will protect your business and minimise any future exposed risk.
5. Facilitator of business – whatever your query we aim help through our own expertise or using our trusted network of contacts we have built up over the years. If your matter invloves a collision, debt recovery, vessel arrest, salvage or construction disputes for example, we can put you in touch with experts in these particular fields.
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