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Yacht Sale & Purchase

We are able to provide a conveyance service guiding a buyer or seller through the complexities of purchasing or selling a yacht

Yacht Sale & Purchase 

In its most basic sense conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of property from one person to another.

Although more commonly associated with the legal transfer of land and real estate the fundamental principles of conveyancing are relevant to the purchase and sale of yachts.

Examples of our conveyancing services include:

New Build

  • Effecting ‘Ship Under Construction’ and/or provisional registration documentation
  • Appointment and coordination of owner build representatives such as project managers, surveyors, technical specialists and crew
  • Drafting and review of Builder’s Certificate and supporting vessel documentation
  • Attendance at handover to accept delivery of title to the yacht
  • Effecting full yacht registration and documentation so that the new owner is able to quickly sail away from the yard to enjoy the vessel.

Pre-Owned

  • Conduct yacht title searches to check against mortgages and any other liens or encumbrances registered against the vessel
  • Conduct checks on goodstanding of the seller if a corporate structure
  • Perfecting historic chain of title and ownership history
  • Examing and review of the yacht’s tax status, checking for example the validity of a ‘VAT Paid’ staus
  • Appointment of independent surveyors and engineering specialists
  • Drafting of Bill of Sale from the seller to the buyer
  • Requesting and drafting/provision of seller documentation in support of the Bill of Sale
  • Assistance with deletion of vessel from its existing registration
  • Attendance at completion meeting/handover to accept delivery of title to the yacht and accept delivery of seller’s supporting documentation.
  • Effecting provisional and/or full registration and documentation of the yacht so that the new owner is quickly able to navigate and enjoy the vessel.

We would strongly encourage owners to contact Oceanskies at the earliest possible stage in the yacht sale and purchase process, ideally following the selection of a particular yard or vessel but before any contractual arrangements are entered into.

Who to Contact

Duncan
Ryan

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@oceanskiesltd

07 January 2021 at 14:37

Very pleased to kick off the 2021 with our first favourable weather window of the year today enabling the visits of three motor yachts to Guernsey all handled by Oceanskies including two by @princessyachts #yachtregistration #yachtagents #crewpayroll #Guernsey @gsyharbpic.twitter.com/vcaNjDsVn6DsVn6

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06 January 2021 at 08:18

To answer some of the most frequently asked questions we have published the following guide: oceanskies.com/yachts/yacht-g… From 01/01/2021 through to 01/03/21 we’re offering a 10% discount on our UK flag yacht registration - see:oceanskies.com/yachts/yacht-g…DP #brexit #yachtregistratipic.twitter.com/ybUqiMST0ET0E

@oceanskiesltd

31 December 2020 at 13:31

On behalf the Oceanskies team we want to wish all of our clients & colleagues in the marine & aviation industries a Happy New Year! Thank you to all who supported us in 2020 and we look forward to being of service in 2021! #yachtregistration #crewpayroll #aircraftregistration pic.twitter.com/kc1nDSTcg1

@oceanskiesltd

25 November 2020 at 10:29

Great to see our offices at Boatworks+ in the heart of St. Peter Port harbour on the cover of this new guide issued by @GuernseyFinance promoting the Guernsey Marine Industry #yachtregistration #crewpayroll #yachtagents #Guernsey @gsyharboursweareguernsey.com/media/8668/mar…Spic.twitter.com/LjsPipAW6GPipAW6G

@oceanskiesltd

18 November 2020 at 15:57

The latest video uploaded to our YouTube channel is a guide to the Carving & Marking of Yachts - an important final step of the yacht registration process for the @RedEnsignGroup British flag registries and certain other registries - see the video here: youtu.be/5K4w0nh21uY

@oceanskiesltd

12 November 2020 at 12:00

Oceanskies were very pleased to attend today’s virtual opening of new @MCA_media UK Ship Register office in Greece – representing a timely move for what is officially the world’s No. 1 ship registry (according to current Paris MoU) #yachting @RedEnsignpic.twitter.com/qk6tQ8t86wQ8t86w