Yachts & Superyachts

We will provide you with practical legal advice throughout your entire transaction.

Whether it is acquiring or selling a yacht, understanding the regulations for operating a yacht, specific insurance matters or negotiating a new build on your behalf.


We are able to advise:

  • Banks
  • Brokers
  • Builders
  • Charterers
  • Designers
  • Insurers
  • Lenders
  • Marinas
  • P&I clubs
  • Yacht managers and agents
  • Yacht owners

Areas of law

Below is a non-exhaustive list of the various areas of law we can help you with.

Yacht – Dispute Resolution

  • Alternative Dispute resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Litigation

Yacht – Insurance

  • Advice on insurance brokers
  • Advice on coverage issues
  • Insurance liability
  • Insurance claims for yacht owners and insurers
  • Insurance for leisure or commercial usage
  • Negotiating insurance terms

Yacht – Finance

  • Advice for lenders and borrowers
  • Corporate ownership structure
  • Financing
  • Leasing
  • Negotiating lender’s terms

Yacht – Commercial & Operational Advice

  • Berthing licences
  • Charter Contracts
  • Commercial agreements
  • Management contracts for operating your yacht
  • Mooring agreements
  • Project management agreements
  • Safety and operational considerations
  • UK and offshore ownership structuring
  • Yacht registration, including offshore flagging

Yacht – Regulations

  • Maritime Labour Convention 2006
  • Maritime and Costguard Agency (MCA) Codes of Practice
  • Navigation Authorities compliance
  • Regulations support: rules applicable to yachts engaged in trade
  • Rules for private yachts (EU or non-EU owned and flagged) cruising in EU waters
  • The large yacht code (LY3)
  • VAT and customs support for UK and EU yacht ownership
  • Yacht Legislation

Yacht – Sale & Purchase

  • Advice on step by step process for the sale and purchase of new or second hand yacht
  • Conversion and repair agreements
  • Negotiating and drafting of sale and purchase contracts
  • Negotiating and drafting new build construction agreements and refits contracts
  • Working with technical advisors for frame design and build requirements

For detailed information and to discuss you requirements, contact

For details information and to discuss your requirements, contact