The Law of Yachts & Yachting  book cover
2nd Edition

The Law of Yachts & Yachting

ISBN 9781032178745
Published September 30, 2021 by Informa Law from Routledge
516 Pages

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Book Description

Now it its second edition, The Law of Yachts and Yachting is a comprehensive treatise on the law relating to yachts and provides its readers with a thorough analysis of maritime law as relevant to the superyacht sector. Written by a team of leading yachting practitioners and researchers, it covers the legal issues arising during the life of a yacht. The book is written for the legal practitioner, yacht-broker and manager concerned with the operation of professionally crewed yachts including financing, registration, chartering, insurance, compliance and casualty management.

Key Features -

•The only practitioners’ book on the area

•It covers all major aspects of yachting law in a single book

The Law of Yachts and Yachting is highly comprehensive - despite its main focus on contract and tort law, it contains references to public law and international law and practice

•References to case law, English, foreign and international

•Appendices containing essential source materials

The second edition will cover important changes in the superyacht industry such as: the new MYBA Charter Form 2017, the Large Yacht Code (LY3) and the Passenger Yacht Code, both shortly to be consolidated into the new REG-YC, and the coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, to name just a few.

Table of Contents

1. Yacht-Building Contracts  2. Yacht Registration  3. Value Added Tax and Yachts  4. Yacht Finance  5. Insurance Legislation and Contracts  6. Employment and Manning  7. Yacht-Brokers  8. Yacht Chartering and the MYBA Form  9. Mooring  10. Sale and Purchase under the MYBA Form  11. Yacht Codes: Safety and Compliance for Superyachts  12. Accidents at Sea  13. The Recycling of Yachts 

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Filippo Lorenzon is Professor of Maritime and Commercial Law in the School of Law at Dalian University in China. He is qualified as an Avvocato in Italy and as a Solicitor in England and Wales and is a Member of the Italian and British Maritime Law Associations, the European Maritime Law Association (EMLO) and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a consultant with Campbell Johnston Clark in London.

Richard Coles is a former practising Solicitor, now a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Maritime Law and Consultant to Gateley Plc, a UK Law firm.


' important contribution to the understanding of how English law is applied to this industry sector, and indeed should be on the shelf of every solicitor, every barrister and every arbitrator who purports to advise or adjudicate on disputes arising out of the construction, the ownership, the design or the operation of yachts.'

John Leonida, The Journal of International Maritime Law