Essential Boat Owner Guides

We’ve prepared for you a selection of downloadable Boat Owner Guides highlighting key aspects of boat ownership law in practice, each written by one of YachtingLawyers’ solicitors.

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10 Essential Boat Guides – Can You Survive Without Them?

UK Yacht Registration Guide
A helpful guide to registering your vessel on the UK Ship Register under either a Part 1 or a Part 3 registration.


British Red Ensign Yacht Flagging Guide
There are several advantages to British Red Ensign flagging: this guide explains why and offers practical suggestions.
VAT & TAX Considerations
A basic overview of VAT considerations with frequently asked questions; and an explanation of Temporary Importation and whether it could apply to you.
Yachting marine Finance
This guide provides an overview of boat finance, highlighting what to be aware of and what to take into consideration if financing your boat purchase through third parties.
Boating Insurance
Insurance for boats made simple; a useful guide to pleasure craft insurance highlighting the importance of protecting your investment.
Buying A Boat
Whether you are purchasing a new build, stock boat or second-hand boat, this guide helps you avoid the common mistakes associated with boat buying.
Boat Charter Company
An essential guide: whether its occasional charter or setting up a charter business, work through this checklist of points to action.
Offshore Structuring
An informative guide highlighting the advantages, disadvantages and benefits of setting up offshore structures for boats and yachts.
Selling A Boat
Whether you are selling your vessel privately or through a broker, this guide is a useful reference to help guide you through the process.

LATEST RELEASE: Buying a Live Aboard Boat
Read this guide if you are thinking of buying a live aboard offering practical suggestions on what to buy and how to get started.