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The Italian Super Yacht Life foundation, a public/private initiative established alongside Navigo Toscana to nurture the next generation of superyacht professionals and bolster the Italian labour force, reports the encouraging progress of its first 20 recruits through its inaugural course, entitled ‘Super Yacht Captains and Chief Engineers’.【MORE+】

An Italian Initiative Established to Nurture Next Generation of Superyacht Professionals

The 47.35 metre (157’) motor yacht Rebel is offering a charter rate discount, from $190,000 per week to $170,000 per week, and is also offered at eight days for the price of seven.【MORE+】

Charter discount on motor yacht Rebel in the Caribbean

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The 49.6m (163’) sailing yacht Ohana is offering a special rate of €120,000 per week, down from €150,000 per week, in the Caribbean for the rest of the season.【MORE+】

Special charter rate on sailing yacht Ohana

Tax and customs authorities throughout Europe, and further afield, have universally declared war on clever tax avoidance structures. Most recently, the G20 in Russia have set themselves the goal of neutralising the ability of tax payers to avoid paying tax where it is due. Arbitraging one set of national tax rules against another set will be stopped.【MORE+】

What are the tax implications for superyacht owners?

Pleasure vessels in commercial service (i.e. commercial yachts) need to comply with stricter rules than yachts that are only used privately. Private yachts are defined as being used solely for the recreational purposes of their owners and guests, while commercial yachts are intended to carry passengers and are therefore subjected to the stricter safety requirements, akin to those applied to commercial passenger vessels.【MORE+】

Charter yacht safety codes

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Van der Valk has recently received an order for a new 27 metre Continental Two motor yacht. She features naval architecture by Jaron Ginton, while Guido de Groot is responsible for both the exterior and interior design. The involved broker and owners representative is Nautimar Marine.【MORE+】

Van der Valk announces new order for 27 metre Continental Two motor yacht

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If southern Italy is on your must-cruise list, send your captain on an exclusive familiarization tour through Campania in March. It’s part of an outreach program organized under the event banner By Tourist on the Sea.【MORE+】

Cruising Campania, Italy: Calling All Captains

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The ongoing saga of representation for Italy’s yachting industry took a new turn on October 27 in Milan when Nautica Italiana, the new association set up two months ago by a group of leading players that have renounced their membership of UCINA, announced a strategic plan for re-launching the industry on a domestic and international level.【MORE+】

Nautica Italiana announces manifesto

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The owner of the 34.12 metre (112’) Ferretti motor yacht Robusto has authorized a €10,000 cut in her weekly charter rate for 2016.【MORE+】

Charter rate drop on motor yacht Robusto

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The 52.12 metre motor yacht Gravitas is offering a reduced rate of $195,000 per week, down from $230,000 per week, in Florida and the Bahamas during January and February 2016.【MORE+】

Special charter rate on motor yacht Gravitas

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