Mediterranean Berths and Marinas MAY 2013

VAT-free sailing within the EU and Taxing Times for
Superyacht Fuel Yachting Business in the Mediterranean

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The Med faces a difficult summer
filling up with fuel in gibraltar
taxman looks at fuel This Month on our SiteIt looks like another testing summer season for boat owners and captains in the Med.

New clampdowns by various authorities mean that now even the fuel in your tank is not safe from the taxman’s gaze. More Here

However, could the answer be easily at hand? We look at the practicalities of VAT-free sailing within the European Community.

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Sealine
offered for saleSealine offered for sale by its US ownersAfter struggling to compete in the difficult mid-price, mid-length market Sealine the Kidderminster based manufacturer has been offered for sale by its American owners..

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Bermuda Registry fails compliance
Problems in paradise as the Bermuda Registry fails an audit held by the MCA. At the heart of the problem seems to be not only under-funding but also over-amibition.

Bermuda introduced an aircraft registry without expanding resources available to the existing operation.
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Princess get government grant for new facility
Princess get government grantConfirmation of the shape of things to come as Princess react to changing tastes and demand by beginning the construction of new sheds in which to produce the new range of 40-plus metre vessels.

As prices and demand in the mid-range have collapsed, at the top end of the industry demand continues to be bullish creating a larger fleet of vessels over 35 metres. More here

Spanish Navy sells off old boats
spanish navy sells boatsAs austerity bites the list of government assets being sold by authorities around Europe is very intriguing.

The Spanish navy have announced the sale of some patrol ships and three submarines. Any takers?» Continue Reading

Luxury Charters
Despite a slow down in the bottom end of the market the luxury sector continues to grow apace. Here we look at the drivers for this market.

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Moor misery in Rio?
moor misery for Rio?

The largest marina in Rio is to be closed to visiting yachts for the Olympics. But there are alternatives.
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Where Billionaires Dock
where
billionaires berth

As another summer of congestion looms into view we look at the most expensive places to berth in the Mediterranean.

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