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Armada Engineering expands superyacht workshop, Barcelona

Falmouth based Armada Engineering has expanded its offering in Barcelona, as part of its commitment to deliver worldwide services to the superyacht sector. Its new workshop is located at MB92 Barcelona, one of the largest superyacht refit shipyards in the world, with a 220m dry dock and 4,800-tonne shiplift among its service facilities. …

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The CA launches 180-day visa campaign

The CA has today launched its campaign to reduce the impact of Brexit on British small boat cruisers who have traditionally explored the coasts and inland waterways of Europe in sailing and motor boats. There’s a particular focus on the Netherlands, Greece, Spain and Portugal where the CA is lobbying …

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Varadero Valencia offers TPA

Spanish refit and repair yard Varadero Valencia has launched a new TPA tax management service that allows non-EU owned and flagged vessels to avoid paying 21% VAT on repairs and maintenance, regardless of whether they are clients or not.  “This initiative has arisen with the aim of providing a premium …

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Indonesia Border Reopens

Indonesia was recognised as an exceedingly attractive Asia Pacific cruising destination until the country shut down borders due to Covid-19.  Now there’s good news for travellers as Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) Indonesia announces borders opening and “Entry to Indonesia for Foreign Nationals”.  The travel news update as of February 9, …

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Perini Navi Rescue Bid

A last minute move by the Ferretti Group and Sanlorenzo has saved the iconic brand of Perini Navi. They have announced the creation of a NewCo in a 50-50 joint venture, taking over the business which was declared bankrupt by the Court of Lucca on 29 January 2021. “This is …

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Superyachts absent for America’s Cup due to Covid-19

With just days to go until the start of yachting’s Prada Cup, the number of superyachts visiting New Zealand is well down on previously anticipated numbers due to Covid-19, reports Radio New Zealand. The Royal New Zealand yacht squadron told RNZ that the economic impact could be huge. Superyachts wanting to come into …

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Gibraltar to join Schengen

A last-minute draft deal between Spain and Gibraltar should ease any impact that Brexit could have had on the territory’s important yacht sector through a link with the Schengen area. Under the draft deal, which will be completed as early as possible this year with a full treaty, Spain has …

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