How to secure your boat sale: a tip for brokers

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A well-drafted contract will assist the sales process and help to secure your boat sale. You may ask how is this possible? Usually the words ‘Boat Sales Contract’ are often considered as making the sale process more complicated. The starting point with securing a boat sale is to ensure that your contract meets the brokerages practical and legal…

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LY3 For Superyachts in Australia

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By Marcel Vaarzon-Morel Aims of AMSA Under AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Association) new National Standards have several aims, including simplifying maritime safety laws, removing barriers to inter-state commercial business activities; providing uniform safety requirements and standards; and providing a national framework for enforcement and compliance with these standards. Under the National Standards, AMSA becomes the national regulator, and has its…

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PLAYING IT SAFE: The National Marine Safety Laws revisited

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Are you an owner; designer; operator or crew-member of an existing or future commercial vessel? Since July 1 2013, the Australian Federal Government’s National System for Commercial Vessel Safety has come into force. These national safety standards coincided with the passing of legislation, the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012 and directly impact on Australia’s boating…

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Pilots and Great Barrier Reef

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Recent criminal charges brought against the Captain of a ship travelling through the Great Barrier reef raise the question of pilotage of Superyachts through this most precious and spectacular of Marine Parks. Two days after the 2015 New Years Eve, Vaarzon-Morel Solicitors represented an unlucky Chinese captain who found himself miles from home languishing in the lock-up under Newcastle Court…

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Exporting smartly

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The smart exporter needs to plan, but often the importer is dangling orders enticing the exporter before they’ve had time consider thoroughly their legal position. With the potential loss of a future contract and income the importer’s siren song can be very enticing especially in a competitive market. However, not having a well-considered plan could be tantamount to commercial…

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Mooring is not what it used to be

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Where and how your vessel is moored is a major concern for boat owners around the world, particularly as mooring costs do not reduce and competition for space increases. A common theme amongst boat owners is that they all want the peace of mind in knowing that their vessel is easily accessible, safe and covered by insurance. In response…

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Reviewing the marine industry future

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Four years ago the article ‘A Grey Cloud Over the Industry’ critically analysed the effect of Grey Imports on the legal and economic seascape of the Industry. This article will revisit those issues in the context of today’s seascape. Indeed the global financial crisis is still referred to as a major game changer across all economic spheres with the Australian…

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