The past 20 years have seen a steady growth in the numbers and size of pleasure yachts and other leisure craft, coupled with an explosion in the numbers of professionally crewed super yachts and mega yachts, many of which are operated on a commercial basis for charter by the wealthy. Many of these vessels rely upon cutting edge technology, innovative design, and state-of-the-art communications systems. Built by a growing number of specialist yacht builders, and managed, crewed, and operated by super yacht professionals, the super yacht industry has in recent years evolved as a distinct and separate industry alongside mainstream shipping, but with subtle differences of approach and traps for the non-specialist. Against this background, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of the many aspects of yachting law. Written by a team of leading yachting practitioners and researchers, the book covers the legal issues that arise during the life of a yacht, from conception to the scrap yard.
1. Yachtbuilding contracts, Filippo Lorenzon 2. Registration, Richard Coles 3. VAT and other tax matters, James Gopsill 4. Yacht finance, Graeme Bowtle & Richard Coles 5. Insurance legislation and contracts, Nigel Cooper QC 6. Manning of yachts: the employment of captain and crew, Pawel Wysocki 7. Yacht brokers, Nigel Cooper QC 8. Yacht chartering under the MYBA form, Filippo Lorenzon 9. Mooring, Richard Shaw & Filippo Lorenzon 10. Sale and purchase under the MYBA form, Filippo Lorenzon & Richard Coles 11. LY2: safety and compliance for superyachts, Filippo Lorenzon 12. Accidents at sea, Prof. Mikis Tsimplis 13. Scrapping and recycling, Prof. Mikis Tsimplis.