UK Foreign Office travel advice for France – 15/07/2016
After the and tragic events that unfolded in Nice during the Bastille Day Celebrations we at Safehaven offer our sincere condolences to all those effected by the devastating attack and ask that sensible precautions are taken if you are in the area.
Please find below the official travel advice from the UK Foreign Office
Still current at: 15 July 2016
Updated: 15 July 2016
Latest update: Summary – An apparent attack on Bastille Day celebration in Nice. If you are in the area follow the instructions of the French authorities who are at present advising people to stay indoors at this time.
We are in touch with the local authorities and seeking more information following an apparent attack on Bastille Day celebration in Nice. If you are in the area follow the instructions of the French authorities … Read More »
Safehaven International Limited will be represented at the following Yacht and Aircraft Shows during the 2014/15 season:
Monday 6 October 2014
Thursday 30 October and Friday 31 October 2014
Friday 9 January 2015 and by appointment until 18 January 2015
Monday 19 January – Saturday 24 January 2015
Tuesday 3 March – Thursday 6 March 2015
Friday 30 April – Monday 4 May 2015 (provisional)
Tuesday 19 May – Thursday 21 May 2015
Please feel free to contact us to arrange a meeting:
Telephone: +44 (0)1481 723925
Richard Bach will be attending the London Boat Show and will be available for meetings and appointments throughout the show.
Richard shall be pleased to see existing and new clients and contacts in the marine industry to discuss prospects and recent developments.
Should you wish to make an appointment to see Richard either at or outside the show, please contact Richard Bach on +44 7785 331 262.
A new law in Greece, recently voted on and accepted and soon to be implemented, means all vessels over 7m used for leisure purposes, including commercial and charter vessels, in Greece will now have to pay tax of up to €400 per year. This is according to the Cruising Association (CA).
Vessels between 7m and 12m in length will be required to pay between €200 and €400 a year to sail in Greek waters. The charge for vessels over 12m will be €100 per metre per year. There may be discounts for anyone wishing to pay for longer periods in one go, the details of which are yet to be confirmed.
The tax will possibly be payable on entry to Greek waters and may only be valid for that calendar year.
This new tax regime is expected to take place … Read More »
On Friday 28th June, shortly after the French announcement of the imposition of VAT on charters signed up on or after the 15 July 2013, the Spanish Authorities announced that they were removing the imposition of the infamous Matriculation Tax for commercial yachts over 15 meters length overall. Spanish Matriculation Tax Notice
Like many announcements of this nature, the devil is in the detail, but, subject to the VAT treatment of such charters in Spain, we could finally be seeing Spain being put on an equal footing with France and Italy and become an attractive venue for chartering yachts.
As with the recent announcement made in France, we shall continue to monitor developments and be proactive in making appropriate arrangements for our clients affected by the same.
On 25th June, the French Authorities announced that as from 15th July 2013 all yacht charters signed or commencing on or after that date will be subject to French Value Added Tax on the cost of the same.
Arrangements for the collection of the VAT and payment to the French Authorities are now having to be considered. There are a number of agencies who have contacted us with a view to offering their expertise in providing this service.
It has been known for some time that the French Authorities would have to impose VAT on yacht charters following the Bacino case but the manner in which this would be carried out and the timescale was uncertain until this week.
The authorities are expected to provide further information with regard to the practical issues involved with the collection and payment of the VAT … Read More »
Safehaven have undergone an audit by Lloyds Register to comply with Standard A1.4 and guidelines B1.4 of the requirements of the MLC 2006 and have been issued with a Statement of Compliance.
Following a review of the implications of the MLC, which is due to be implemented on 20th August 2013, Safehaven has been pro-active in ensuring that it’s procedures and records are compliant with the convention before it comes into force albeit that it has not yet been fully ratified.
The view has been taken by the company that, whilst the scope of the convention is unclear with regard to the yachting industry in general, the requirements of the same do, in many regards, constitute best practice and as a result compliance has been duly considered and organised by the company.
The company is pleased to confirm that it is keeping … Read More »
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