Yacht & Superyacht Bulletins
Our Yacht & Superyacht team have produced a number of informative bulletins providing updates within their sector following recent Covid-19 developments.
You can read all the bulletins below:
- Bulletin 1: Yacht chartering & the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
- Bulletin 2: Covid-19 and its impact on crews
- Bulletin 3: Covid-19 and Force Majeure
- Bulletin 4: Sale and Purchase of Superyachts
- Bulletin 5: Yachting events in times of Covid 19, lock down and social distancing
- Bulletin 6: Notaries
- Bulletin 7: When and how European countries are opening up to yachting
- Bulletin 8: Crew welfare in times of pandemic
Featured news & insights
News / Bulletin 1: Yacht chartering & the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
01-04-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts
On 11 March the World Health Organisation declared the “global COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic”. Almost 754,948 cases have now been reported to WHO from 203 countries .
News / Bulletin 2: Covid-19 and its impact on crews
07-04-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts
The global Covid-19 pandemic has and will continue to have significant impact on yacht crews around the globe. This bulletin shall briefly address the challenges that crews and their employers face in these times and demonstrate an insight into the legal framework into which solutions must fit.
News / Bulletin 3: Covid-19 and Force Majeure
14-04-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts
Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have increasingly been asked by our clients to advise on whether the pandemic itself or events arising out of COVID-19 amount to force majeure events, excusing one or both parties from performing all or part of their obligations under a contract. In this bulletin, we will consider how force majeure events are defined and how this is relevant to the yacht industry in the context of COVID-19, with a particular focus on yacht-building contracts and yacht charters.
News / Bulletin 4: Sale and Purchase of Superyachts
23-04-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts
In this latest briefing from the Ince Yachts & Superyachts team, we look at some of the obstacles to the sale and purchase of superyachts during the lockdown, and some potential legal solutions.
News / Bulletin 5: Yachting events in times of Covid 19, lock down and social distancing
06-05-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts
As the whole world has been hit by the Coronavirus, the disease and the resulting world-wide endeavours to keep the population safe and healthy through lockdowns, social distancing, travel bans and quarantines, the yachting world of yacht shows and yacht racing has not been spared. Both yacht shows and yacht racing primarily involves moving large pieces of equipment and a large number of people around the world to the respective venues and this is even before the event properly starts.
News / Bulletin 6: Notaries
12-05-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts
In this week’s bulletin we look at the situation in various jurisdictions in relation to notary services.
Insights / Bulletin 7 - When and how European countries are opening up to yachting
20-05-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts
This week, as countries start to ease restrictions and open ‘for business’, we take a look at what guidelines are in place in key European yachting centres. With information changing almost daily and each country approaching it differently it has not been easy to stay abreast!
News / Bulletin 8: Crew welfare in times of pandemic
11-06-2020 / Yachts & Superyachts
As my colleagues have said in previous yacht bulletins, we are seeing the impact of the Covid-19 virus pandemic in all aspects of our lives. Seafarers / yacht crew have been, and continue to be, significantly affected, often feeling powerless and faced with months on board or in hotel rooms miles from home.