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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

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@oceanskiesltd

08 January 2020 at 16:23

This grey weather doesn't stop us! Today we were pleased to welcome and handle our first @Sunseeker_Intl 116 yacht of the year to @gsyharbours. It was also our Oceanskies Dory's first time out this year! #yachtagents #visitguernsey #yachtlife pic.twitter.com/VjoZfcQhOW

@oceanskiesltd

01 January 2020 at 17:13

The first day of a new decade and we are very pleased to welcome and handle our first visiting yacht of 2020 to @gsyharbours this evening with this brand new @PrincessYachts Princess S66 Sports Yacht #yachtagents #yachtregistration @VisitGuernsey pic.twitter.com/7y7ZaQaF21

@oceanskiesltd

31 December 2019 at 12:33

On behalf of all of the team at Oceanskies, we want to wish all of our clients, past, present and future a very happy and successful New Year and New Decade! As always, don't hesitate to contact us for more information about our services, we are happy to help! pic.twitter.com/sEHqYNRyiF