Ward & McKenzie Small Craft Consulting

Legal/Yacht Conveyancing

We provide a comprehensive service of title and lien checks and a conveyancing service to smooth the process of purchase and sale. We can advise on new build and refit contracts and matters relating to Co-ownership, Off shore Ownership, Incorporation and VAT issues. We provide a full Registration service and can act as Stakeholders.

  • A comprehensive legal advice service dedicated to the Yacht owners
  • Contracts for the purchase of new and used boats
  • Refit advice and ancillary professional services.
  • Marine Law, including collision, salvage and insurance claims.
  • Advice on VAT issues
  • Dispute resolution
  • Malta Yacht Leasing 

Registration

We can advise you on the best way to own the boat you may be considering buying, and how the cost of ownership may be offset possibly, by Charter, co-ownership. or a VAT mitigation scheme.

  • We can advise on the best way to own your boat
  • The cost of purchase may be offset by co-ownership
  • Each country and flag state have their own requirements, we can guide you through them.
  • Advice to beneficial owners on offshore companies and leasing arrangements
  • Advice on VAT deferment and mitigation schemes
  • Should I buy the company?

Registration

We can advise you on the best way to own the boat you may be considering buying, and how the cost of ownership may be offset possibly, by Charter, co-ownership. or a VAT mitigation scheme.

  • We can advise on the best way to own your boat
  • The cost of purchase may be offset by co-ownership
  • Each country and flag state have their own requirements, we can guide you through them.
  • Advice to beneficial owners on offshore companies and leasing arrangements
  • Advice on VAT deferment and mitigation schemes
  • Should I buy the company?

'One Stop Shop'

Having read through the various sections in this web site you will see that Ward & McKenzie are endeavouring to provide a “One Stop Shop” to the Buyers and Owners of both motor and sailing yachts. Being able to provide a technical and legal service in house saves time and fees and avoids extensive lines of communication which can give rise to delay and misunderstanding. Since we formed Ward & McKenzie over 17 years ago it has become very clear that this approach is appreciated by many of our clients. By the same token we have absolutely no problem at all with clients who wish to “cherry pick” from the available services provided.