Find out about the key sponsors of the event

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, 31st March, Societe Nautique de Geneve

Equiom Group

Equiom is a prominent business in the fiduciary services sector with offices in some of the world’s premier International Finance Centres - including the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Malta and Hong Kong.

Equiom Yachting has proven expertise in the establishment and management of a variety of yacht ownership structures which minimise liabilities and ensure VAT and tax efficiency. Its yachting team is highly experienced in VAT and Customs formalities to include importation of yachts into the EU, multi-jurisdictional VAT and yacht registration services in addition to Maltese yacht leasing agreements. Equiom Yachting also provides high level yachting VAT advice and opinions to individual clients and their lawyers, bankers and other professional intermediaries.

Equiom is an independent, management-owned group which enables strategic thinking and quick responses to clients’ requirements. It is a thriving business which is constantly developing its product range in order to provide increased opportunities for existing and potential clients.


Ince & Co

Ince & Co has a global team of lawyers dedicated to yacht and superyacht work with a network of offices in Beijing, Dubai, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Le Havre, London, Monaco, Paris, Piraeus, Shanghai and Singapore.

The team provides high quality, cost-effective legal services to the owners, charterers, managers, lenders, insurers, brokers, designers and builders of all yachts, from sailing boats to the biggest superyachts.

Our yacht lawyers advise on new building projects, the sale and purchase of new and second-hand yachts, financing, registration, tax and customs matters, statutory compliance, commercial management and operation, insurance, sponsorship, crewing and chartering. In addition, we advise on the drafting and negotiation of design, building and repair contracts for yachts.

In the event of disputes, Ince & Co has extensive experience of handling mediation, arbitration and litigation. In the event of a yacht casualty, our international emergency response team is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on +44 (0)20 7283 6999.

Download the Ince & Co Emergency Response iPhone App.


IRI / The Marshall Islands Registry

International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries. The RMI Registry is the third largest registry in the world surpassing 117 million gross tons and 3,397 vessels by the end of January 2015. IRI has a network of 25 worldwide offices that have the ability to register a vessel or yacht, record a mortgage, incorporate a company, issue seafarer documentation and service clientele. The most important asset to the Registry is its customers and IRI strives to provide them with full service from any office, 24 hours a day.

Marshall Island Yacht Reg

Meyer Avocats

Meyer Avocats is a law firm based in Geneva (Switzerland), specialising in business aviation and superyachts. 

The firm engages its skills for the benefit of aircraft operators and owners, AOC holders, maintenance and aviation training organisations, aerodrome operators, pilots, banks, insurance companies, travel agencies and any other companies and individuals active in commercial and general aviation. Meyer Avocats represents and assists superyacht owners, superyachts brokers, superyachts management companies, naval architects and designers, insurance companies and brokers, captains and superyachts crew.