CONTINUEThis site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more.
  1. Front Page
  2. News By Topic
  3. Aircraft And Yacht Consultancy Launches In Guernsey

Aircraft And Yacht Consultancy Launches In Guernsey

by Jason Gorringe,, London

23 January 2013

A new consultancy specializing in yacht and aircraft registration and documentation has been opened in Guernsey, ahead of the launch of the island's new aircraft registry later this year.

The new consultancy, Oceanskies Limited, has been founded by industry professionals Duncan Swanson and Tom Becker, who together have more than 20 years' experience in the structuring of the ownership of yachts and aircraft, their registration, documentation and operation.

The primary focus of Oceanskies is to assist family offices, trustees and wealth managers of high net worth individuals either purchasing or already owning yachts and aircraft in respect of the documentary aspects of the operation of these assets.

Commenting on the launch of the company, Becker stated: "We have commissioned a website that relies heavily on a blog system and social media which hopefully can become an online resource for information concerning the documentary aspects of yacht and aircraft ownership and registration."

In May 2012, the Guernsey government announced that it had agreed with a private sector partner, SGI Guernsey, a subsidiary of SGI Aviation, to launch an aircraft registry in mid-2013. The government said it would look to differentiate its offering through the provision of unique tax advantages, quality of service, operational flexibility and targeted marketing.

Swanson added: "Although there are already many viable options for the registration of private aircraft it will be good for the island to have its own aircraft registry and ahead of its launch we are aware of a number of potential candidate aircraft to join the register either on or soon after its launch."

Guernsey has operated a shipping registry separate from the United Kingdom's since 1973, with registration presently limited to vessels of up to 150 Gross Tonnage (GT) although an increase to 400 GT is under consideration.

TAGS: individuals | tax | investment | marine | aviation | international financial centres (IFC) | Guernsey | offshore

To see today's news, click here.


Tax-News Reviews

Cyprus Review

A review and forecast of Cyprus's international business, legal and investment climate.

Visit Cyprus Review »

Malta Review

A review and forecast of Malta's international business, legal and investment climate.

Visit Malta Review »

Jersey Review

A review and forecast of Jersey's international business, legal and investment climate.

Visit Jersey Review »

Budget Review

A review of the latest budget news and government financial statements from around the world.

Visit Budget Review »

Stay Updated

Please enter your email address to join the mailing list. View previous newsletters.

By subscribing to our newsletter service, you agree to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

To manage your mailing list preferences, please click here »