Abacus Yachts to attend Opportunities in Superyachts

Abacus Yachts will be attending the 5th Opportunities in Superyachts conference, a one day event being held at the Grand Hotel Excelsior, Valletta, Malta on 23 February 2017.

As in previous editions, this year’s conference will focus on the key issues of concern to leaders in the superyacht industry. Moving from finance to insurance, from tax to corporate ownership and brokerage, discussing superyacht chartering, marinas, regulation, safety and security, the conference will once again bring together an international audience of yacht brokers, builders, marina operators, lawyers, corporate service providers, registries, tax advisors and accountants, as well as associations, for what has become a global yearly forum.

Samantha Snow, Client Services Director, will be representing Abacus Yachts at this year’s conference. Sam has over 15 years of valuable experience, specialising particularly in VAT and indirect tax matters across a diverse range of sectors including the Remote Gaming, Financial Services, Yachting and Property and Construction industries.

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, which continue to provide attractive propositions to yachts and their owners in respect of ownership structuring, VAT mitigation and registration.

“Our yacht services are aimed at owners and their representatives, with a focus on ownership planning, tax and administration. We continually review and shape our services to meet the ever changing requirements and regulations of the industry to ensure that the ownership structures we establish and administer are both compliant with current regulations and meet our clients’ specific requirements.”

Should you wish to meet with us at or independently from the event, please contact us at enquiries@abacusiom.com or call on +44 1624 689600. She will be happy to discuss the considerable benefits of using either the Isle of Man or Malta for VAT efficiency and how Abacus can assist you with structuring the ownership of a yacht.


Abacus Yachts is a trading name of Abacus Trust Company Limited

Licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority and authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority.