Ashfords’ Marine Team includes specialist lawyers who act primarily for clients in the national and international yachting sector. The team deals with both contentious and non-contentious matters and acts for clients worldwide. Its substantial client base includes marina operators, insurers, yacht designers, yacht repair and refit companies, build yards and international banks lending to the international super yacht industry and the domestic UK market. We also act for private individuals purchasing/selling yachts, corporate bodies involved in major yacht construction contracts and marine organisations such as yacht clubs and unincorporated associations.
In addition, the team commonly act for companies and individuals in the registration of yachts in the UK and worldwide and can provide a cost effective registration service for UK yachts.
Members of the team have been listed as leading individuals in the yachting sector for a number of years in the main UK legal directories.
The team also provide a wide variety of seminars to clients and professional bodies worldwide, including the British Marine Federation, Royal Yachting Association and the International Institute of Marine Surveyors. Jonathan Hadley-Piggin also lectures on the MCA Master Yachts examination courses for budding super yacht captains.
Ashfords is based in the South West, with an office in London, and is able to offer a genuine alternative to the traditional London firms for clients seeking expertise and commercial solutions at competitive rates.
Superyacht products and services
- Yacht construction contracts
- Refit and management contracts
- Yacht finance agreements
- Sale & Purchase contracts
- Marina terms & conditions
- Insurance claims
- Arrest of yachts
- Salvage claims
- Sale of Goods claims
- Personal injury claims
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