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Abacus to Attend Brand New Superyacht Conference

Abacus will be attending the first ever Superyacht Investor conference next week, a two day event being held at the Hyatt Regency in London between 14-15 March.

An event which promises to be different to any other in the industry; with interactive voting, touch moderation and debates; the event plans to examine the yacht industry from every angle and look at new opportunities for anyone involved in transactions.

Superyacht Investor has been developed by organisers of the ever more popular Corporate Jet Investor conference, which attracts over 1000 delegates from across 30 countries and will be attended by Abacus’ Samantha Snow, Client Services Manager and VAT Specialist based in their Malta office.

Sam holds over 15 years of valuable experience, specialising particularly in VAT and Indirect Tax matters and has worked on number of very complex cases including one which provided the client with an overall VAT saving of over €1 million.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Sam said: “There continues to be a number of fiscal issues and economic challenges that impact yacht ownership, registration and operation, however there are also a number of opportunities available to those owning a yacht if the correct advice is sought and planning undertaken. Abacus are based in two very successful maritime jurisdictions, Malta and the Isle of Man who continue to provide attractive propositions to yachts and their owners in respect of ownership structuring, VAT mitigation and registration.

“Having recently attended the Corporate Jet Investor conference for the first time this year, I am looking forward to attending the first ever Superyacht Investor event, which I am predicting will be as successful and beneficial to the industry as its aviation counterpart. It will provide a perfect platform for networking with likeminded professionals in the industry including financiers, brokers, shipyards, lawyers, tax specialists, registries and many more involved in superyacht transactions. The agenda is a very attractive one which looks set to provide some interesting panel discussions as well as some important information from the industry’s current status as well as its direction going forward.”

The event will welcome a number of professionals as keynote speakers from well-established and respected industry firms, including: Holman Fenwick Willan, Fraser Yachts, Feadship, Northrop & Johnson, West Nautical, Arc & Co, Luviair, AIG, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse and more.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with us at or around the event, please get in touch.

Abacus assists owners and their representatives in understanding the diverse requirement of owning a yacht to providing tax efficient ownership structures and administration services to ensure effective custody and management of their vessel. Their yacht ownership solutions are tailored to manage risk, tax and privacy issues for yacht owners based on their individual needs and objectives.

For more information on the event click here.