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Edinburgh Marina Signs Up Camper & Nicholsons Marinas

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Edinburgh marina

Marina owners and operators, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas have agreed terms with Edinburgh Marina Granton Harbour Limited to design, commission, manage and operate the new Edinburgh Marina. It will form the centrepiece of the £500 million waterside quarter development close to Edinburgh city centre and gateway to exploring Scotland’s cruising area. The Marina will provide […]

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Government supports expansion at Port Louis Marina, Grenada

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Port Louis

The Government of the Caribbean island of Grenada is to support a plan to expand and increase the number of berths available in Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina at the Southern Caribbean. Located in the lagoon just outside St. George’s, the capital, Port Louis Marina provides a base from which to cruise the unspoilt […]

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Borrow a Boat Raises £470k in Equity Investment

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

borrow a boat

For as long as anyone can remember boating has been perceived as the preserve of the wealthy. Now Borrow a Boat the UK’s first peer-to-peer charter online platform is on a mission to change all that High upfront costs to buy boats are compounded by high running costs, which are typically 10% of the cost […]

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Malta Yachting Industry Fights VAT Infringement Notice

Sunday, March 18th, 2018


Yachting organisations in Malta have denounced the recent notice sent by the EU Commissioner demanding that they must change rules relating to value added tax (VAT) on yachts and private jets or face possible financial sanctions. A story published in The Times of Malta reported that elements of the yachting industry based in Malta was […]

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Benetti Class line hull number 3 has been launched

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

benetti class line

The third yacht in the Benetti Class line has been launched. The 35.5-metre with a displacement fibreglass hull and carbon fibre superstructure will be delivered under the name Botti delivery next month. The exteriors have been designed by architect Giorgio M. Cassetta, while the interiors have been developed by Benetti’s Interior Style Department in partnership […]

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Paradise Papers Prompts Yachting Sector VAT Evasion Action

Monday, March 12th, 2018

paradise papers

The European Commission has announced it is acting to end what it regards as VAT evasion in the maritime sector. The action follows revelations contained in the Paradise Papers of widespread VAT evasion in the purchase of ‘private boats’. The EU believes this evasion is facilitated by national rules which do not comply with EU […]

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Willy T Set to Make BVI Comeback

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

willy t

Can you imagine sailing into The Bight off Norman Island in the British Virgin Islands and not finding Willy T at her mooring? Well the fact is if you sailed into that bay right now you would see Willy T piled up on the beach in a very sad and sorry state deposited there when […]

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Rafaga an Atlantis Xcape 76 Launching Summer 2018

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Atlantis Xcape 76

The former owner of a large fishing fleet, now since retired is getting excited about the arrival of Rafaga, his new yacht an Atlantis Xcape 76 Designed by Barracuda Yacht Design the Atlantis Xcape 76 is the culmination of many years’ worth of experience from this owner who has literally ‘been there, done that’, This un-fussy and handsome looking, […]

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Power Play New Damen Adventure Vessel

Friday, March 9th, 2018

power play

Yacht Support vessels are becoming hot property and very much in vogue. Not only are superyacht owners seeking a second to carry the toys are ordering them, but increasingly, they are being purchased as a stand alone superyacht. They differ from the traditional wedding cake yacht in that they can do anything and go anywhere. […]

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Project Cosmos is Out of World

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Project Cosmos

There seems to be no stopping the Dutch based Heesen Yachts who are building bigger and bigger yachts The latest; Project Cosmos, an 80.07 metre all-aluminium FDHF (Fast Displacement Hull Form) motoryacht, is the largest yacht ever to be built by the Russian owned ship yard. Due for delivery in April 2022, Project Cosmos is […]

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