YACHT REGISTRATION

OWNING A YACHT

GIVES YOU THE POSSIBILITY OF MAKING YOUR DREAMS A REALITY

Indeed, owning a yacht allows for so much more: quality time with family and friends, tranquillity, or possibly an exclusive playground or unrivalled status.

We aim to maximise your yacht’s potential by assisting and supporting you and your advisors in the choices along your journey.
Under Which Flag Is The Yacht To Sail?
What Structure Can Help To Protect My Yacht And Me?
What Is The Likely Cost Of A Crew?
How Can I Maintain My Yacht?
What Are The Tax Consequences Of Owning A Yacht?
What Is Her Realistic Resale Value, If Well Maintained?

ASSISTANCE WITH ACQUISITIONS AND NEW BUILDS

The first thing you should do before buying a yacht is choose a winning and knowledgeable team to advise you. Yachts really are unique assets and the acquisition process requires various skills and knowledge of many areas including law, finance, personal tax, corporate tax, VAT, and flagging, amongst others.

With many years of experience in the yacht industry Vistra can assist you, as well as support you via the Vistra office network and contacts to lawyers, tax advisors, and brokers specialised in the yachting industry. Using the Vistra network, they can provide you with contacts across the globe.

SETUP AND ADMINISTRATION OF YACHT STRUCTURES

The choice of a structure depends on multiple factors including the yacht, its use, tax considerations, and further factors. Moreover, it involves an understanding of the needs and wants of the owner.

In general, the use of a corporate entity will ensure asset protection. Vistra Marine & Aviation will support and assist you through the process of identifying the most suited jurisdiction and form, as well as its administration during the lifespan of the yacht.

Focused on giving private clients tailor-made solutions and not just off the shelf service. Vistra Marine & Aviation Limited provides assistance with registration, asset administration, corporate structuring and services, accounting and payroll, yacht financing, customs, VAT, and tax compliance services. Using their network, including lawyers, tax advisors, and yacht brokers, Vistra provides assistance with superyacht acquisitions, as well as with the sale and construction of new builds.