Yacht Transactions

At the Perry Maritime Law Group, we have a team of dedicated yachting professionals consisting of James Perry, Stephanie Meagher, Judy Richardson, and Michael Perry. 

Our team provides high-quality and cost-effective legal representation to yacht owners, charterers, managers, lenders, insurers, brokers, designers, or builders.

For over thirty (30) years, we have been providing legal advice and expertise to buyers, sellers, and brokers regarding the purchase and sale of yachts, financing, vessel registration, tax matters, statutory compliance, yacht management and operation, insurance, crew employment, and immigration issues, cabotage laws and MARAD waivers and chartering.

Perry Maritime has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting contracts for both commercial charter and recreational yacht transactions. Our attorneys are “hands-on” throughout the entire process and will work towards getting the matter completed in a competent, cost-effective manner.

The Perry Maritime Law Group plays an active role in the yachting industry, and is able to offer extensive knowledge and practical insight into a full range of yacht-related services around the globe. Perry Maritime has supervised and managed thousands of yacht and vessel transactions and will personally work with you to ensure that your transaction occurs in a smooth and effortless manner.

Our range of legal services includes:

  • Yacht Purchase and Sale transactions – contracts, negotiations, supervision;
  • Yacht registration and Documentation, foreign flagging;
  • Yacht finance packages – notes, preferred ships mortgages, opinion letters;
  • Domestic and Foreign Incorporations, Tax-free jurisdictions;
  • Taxation, Sales and Use, Duty, VAT;
  • MARAD Waivers and coastwise endorsements;
  • Yacht Chartering –agreements for bareboat, time, and voyage charters;
  • General Yacht and ship management;
  • New build and yacht construction;
  • Marine casualty and insurance;
  • Yacht litigation; and,
  • Crew employment issues.

The practice is particularly renowned for its expertise in yacht transactions and has advised countless clients on how to navigate the oft-treacherous waters of offshore flagging and registration.

The firm prides itself on its unique understanding of yacht transactions, foreign flagging, and offshore closings and is confident that it can provide you with answers on foreign incorporations, offshore yacht registration, sales and use tax, duty, VAT, marine insurance, and chartering issues.

On the financial side of yacht transactions, Perry Maritime has been approved to work with all of the major lending institutions, including but not limited to Bank of America, Coconut Grove Bank, Centennial Bank, Wachovia, Colonial Bank, Key Bank, Regions, CGI, SunTrust, Intercontinental Bank, and others. Our attorneys have the experience and expertise needed to draft and review bank loan documents, marine finance packages, opinion letters, preferred ships mortgages, promissory notes, loan agreements, guarantees, as well as general corporate documents.

Please call us at 1-855-MARITIME for a free consultation, or if you would like more information regarding our qualifications and experience.

Contact Us Today

The Perry Maritime Law Group is committed to providing competent, cost-effective legal representation in matters involving maritime law, as well as the acquisition and registration of yachts, boats, and other vessels. Please call our toll-free number for a consultation, and we will gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. We invite you to contact the YachtLawyer, James Perry, today to schedule an appointment.

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