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S&D Yachts Ltd was founded in 1976 by Roland Darmanin Kissaun. The company’s motto has always been the delivery of a top-quality service with key focus on reliability. Since then, the company soon gained an international reputation for being Malta’s leading Yacht Agent, Broker and Corporate Services company. Visiting yachtsmen came to rely on the unrivaled service delivered by the experienced and dedicated staff whose customer service is second to none. As yachts became larger and professionally managed, S&D Yachts has evolved in line with the industry. This has entailed an organizational growth and restructuring as well as upgrading the operational facilities.

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S&D Yachts is a major service provider in the Super Yacht Industry. The company that has been in existence for almost 35 years prides itself with offering high levels of service and reliability, as attested by the word-of-mouth business it continues to attract.

Although the market in 2009 was not as buoyant, this market segment in Malta has not yet been hit as hard as other luxury products during a time of reduced spending. On the other hand, the fact that more yachts are coming to Malta is a great opportunity to cultivate relationships with these customers for better times in the future.

Since the beginning of 2009, several attractive prospects have come on the market and the company’s brokerage service has reported brisk business.

S&D Yachts’ strategy has been to keep a closer eye on operational costs and to concentrate on promotion to be best positioned when the market recovers. New business development is an ongoing part of the business and is especially interesting at the moment when set-up costs are relatively lower. Suppliers are also giving incentive discounts, which the company is selectively taking up.

S&D Yachts is currently the market leader in Malta, offering a host of professional yacht services, including: corporate yacht services; yacht agency services; refit and repair services; yacht chandlery and supplies; and yacht brokerage. S&D Yachts also operate in Tunisia and are represented in the South of France by the well-known and reputable company, Yacht Shopping in Antibes.

The company’s strength is its ability to be dynamic and proactive. The lean company structure allows it to retain good business levels by taking advantage of opportunities as they present themselves.

Achievements: In anticipation of Malta joining the European Union, S&D Yachts entered a joint venture in Tunisia in 2002 to capitalise on the benefits of operating from a North African location. In 2008, the Tunisia operations became a fully owned subsidiary.

Company chairman Roland Darmanin Kissaun worked to introduce the commercial code for superyachts. In co-operation with the Ministry of Finance, the company gave its input when the 5% VAT pre-EU accession concession was introduced and that was followed up with the introduction of a valid leasing procedure, which is attracting superyachts to come to Malta to avail themselves of this facility.

S&D Yachts has registered a number of superyachts under the Malta flag, notably the Maltese Falcon, the most well known vessel afloat today. As proof of the high level of service offered to its clients, the company receives a large amount of letters and e-mails that act as recommendations to attract new business in a sector where word of mouth is paramount.

History: Albert Schranz, and the current owner, Roland Darmanin Kissaun, set up S&D Yachts in 1976, over 30 years ago – hence the name S&D. When, the following year, Schranz decided go to Canada, Darmanin Kissaun bought his shares. With a motto of delivering top quality service with a key focus on reliability, the company soon gained an international reputation as Malta’s leading yacht agent, broker and charter management company.

The company’s management has been strengthened with the recruitment of two key members of the team, Peter Fiorini Lowell and Mark Darmanin Kissaun, who subsequently were appointed directors.

Products: 1- Corporate Services: In the area of corporate yacht services, S&D Yachts register yachts under the Malta flag and pay VAT for them in Malta through the leasing structure. They carry out the 420000 Procedure for superyachts, the importation of superyachts into the EU, and company formation for yacht ownership under the Malta flag.

They also act as tied insurance intermediaries. A list of yachts that have availed of S&D Yachts’ services is shown in Annex I.

"I would recommend S&D Yachts to anyone in need of assistance in any area of yachting, from professional, legal and local advice to getting fuel, provisions or anything you need shipped to or from the yacht arranged! S&D are very good at what they are providing the yachting Industry and I have used them for many years now! So if you need someone who can rely on, then use S&D Yachts in Malta!” Sincerely Captain Chris Gartner- S.Y. Maltese Falcon

2- Yacht Agency Services: S&D Yachts deliver a high quality service with their team of experienced personnel, negotiating the best prices. S&D Yachts makes berthing arrangements, supplies duty free bunkering and lube oils, makes travel arrangements, obtains visas, arranges personalised luxury excursions and transport, and provides all shore support services, including customs formalities.

MY Atlantide – Sold by S&D Yachts, who also managed the rebuild of the hull in Malta. The yacht was also flagged in Malta by S&D Yachts as was its mother ship “ Maltese Falcon”

“S&D Yachts is the most experienced, professional and helpful yacht agency I have had the pleasure of working with anywhere in the Med” Captain Justin Christou- M.Y. Atlantide

3- Yacht Repair Services: S&D Yachts attract large yachts to come to Malta to make use of facilities at the drydocks and the local yacht yards for refits and repairs. It has its own team, including a fully qualified and experienced project manager, mechanics and painters, and subcontracts to local tradesmen to offer a turnkey service. S&D Yachts are the service centre for Vosper stabilizers and also design and construct thermo covers for yachts. S&D Yachts have also patented innovative components used to construct these covers.

A llist of yachts that have availed themselves of S&D Yachts Refit Services is shown in Annex II.

S&D Yachts are proud to have been entrusted with the complete make over of the Royal Yacht Pacha 111 depicted hereunder and have received a recommendation from the princess’s captain.

“I would like to thank you and your S&D team as a whole for the successful completion of the works we had done in Malta this winter including a full hull sandblasting and complete painting of the whole ship plus all the unexpected problems which systematically appear during a refit of this size on a boat of this age ( built 1936)” Captain Patrick Matthys – M. Y. Pacha III

4- Brokerage & Charter: The Yacht Charter and Brokerage Department specialises in the promotion and selling of new and second-hand yachts. S&D Yachts represents Dufour Yachts in Malta and the same department organises yacht chartering both locally and abroad.

M.Y. “Catwalk” – sold by S&D Yachts during 2009

5- Yacht Shop: In 2007 the company started operating the Yacht Shop within the new Grand Harbour Marina, Vittoriosa, offering a complete chandlery service to yachts. The Yacht Shop represents and stocks top quality yacht products in demand by yachtsmen today including Boat Coat thermo covers, Clin Azur cleaning products, Shurhold, Propspeed, Stoppani paints, Koronakis yacht ropes, Omega brushes, Sidepower thrusters, Liquid Engineering, Condaria air-conditioning systems and Aikona decking.

6- Tunisia Yacht Services: Since S&D Yachts started operating in Tunisia in 2002, it has seen an encouraging demand for this service from yachts cruising the Western Mediterranean. S&D yachts operate in the ports of Tabarka, Bizerte, Sidi Bou Said and Hammamet offering agency services and bunkering.

Recent Developments: S&D Yachts has reorganised its entire business to cater for growth along the six separate strategic business units. It is restructuring its head office and increasing office space to enable it to employ more people. It is also adopting a new accounting and management structure to go with the new set-up.

The Yacht Shop operation is being expanded with the opening of a further outlet. The company is actively pursuing new business opportunities, setting up synergies with other local and foreign companies to offer new and improved services and products to visiting superyachts.

Promotion: Two areas of promotion in which S&D Yachts is active are advertising in international yacht-related publications and participation in the most prestigious trade shows, including Monaco and Genoa. Company directors attend other European fairs, like Paris, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam and London.

S&D Yachts is a member of AYSS (Association of Yacht Support Services), the largest international association of the world top yacht support companies, with company director Mark Darmanin Kissaun being a council member. On the local front they are members of the Superyacht Industry Network, an association of local companies that offer services to superyachts and make a common effort to attract these yachts to Malta. Members of the network are required to be able to deliver a top quality service and the network is promoting a quality service charter.

S&D Yachts believe that the best promotion in this industry is by word of mouth and therefore endeavour to provide the highest quality service to ensure customer satisfaction.

Brand Values: S&D Yachts are committed to delivering a top quality service to the yachting industry with a key focus on absolute reliability. Over the years its brand has enabled it to be associated with international companies, who are leaders in the business, and, through the personal relationships it has built with a large number of clients, it ensures that this is converted to repeat business.

Interesting facts about S&D Yachts: 1. S&D Yachts is one of the oldest Maltese companies in the business and the first wholly owned Maltese company operating in this field. 2. The company’s client base amounts to 25% of the world superyacht fleet of 6,000 superyachts. 3. S&D Yachts sell new Dufour yachts as well as second hand yachts – equivalent to 1 km of deck length each year – and service and manage the equivalent of over 14 km of deck length. 4. A tremendous amount of business is generated indirectly to all the other services in Malta, including airlines, transport services, supermarkets, restaurants and entertainment locations. 5. Thanks to the leasing procedure, large amounts of foreign currency are brought into Malta, with S&D Yachts doing all the work and passing over the revenue collected – €3 million a year on average – to the government. 6. S&D Yachts sell 10 million litres of fuel a year on average. 7. S&D Yachts have been involved with an average of 6 refits per year over the last 6 years involving yachts over 24m in length 8. S&D Yachts handle over 300 superyacht calls per year in Malta only and another 65 in Tunisia.\

ANNEX I: THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF YACHTS THAT HAVE AVAILED THEMSELVES OF S&D YACHTS’ CORPORATE SERVICES:

VAT STRUCTURES: FREE WHALE, FORDY, ERIKA, KEYWEST, RAGDOLL, BELLINA, PUDDLEDUCK, SUNPELY, MOBYDICK, PRINCESS DORIENDE, LA BONNE VIE, DAYDREAMS, GIGI, WWW.BOAT, G WIZZ, BABY SHARK, ZANY, WHITE WAVE, TEENY, OCEAN GYPSY, PAMAS, GIBSON, FESTINA LENTE, 4 OUR P, CINDERELLA II, ARCTIC SKUA, KYOTA, RHEA, SKUA, ATLANTIC CHALLENGER, LADY CHABLIS, BLUE ANGEL OF RIVA, ZSUZSIKA, TARIAN, WILD CATS, LADY J, ARIEL, VALENTINA, JESSICA II, SKIPPY, JAYDEN, CIGALL, RANTHER SAPPER, LADY ANA, BASHER, DIUSHINKA, OIE OLE, FIVE WINDS, MYOBA, THE INVADER, MARCOPOLO, NO ICE, DANDELION, DARTON, BELLA TIGRESSA, SUJO, PRINCESS MINERVA, THUMBELLINA, ARIEL, WHITE WAVE, PHILMEROS, KORSAR, TARIAN, KOTIK OF MEDINA, LIBERTY I, BLUE WATERS, SHAKA I, JASMINE, SPAKS, NEMO I, KATRAS, ELYSIA, GIRAMONDO, YONG, RIDUNA, SPENCERATA, DELSON, CARPE DIEM, KEIKO, LIZ, O2, OCEAN DREAM, ROJAN, L-SUENO, ARTORIUS, LINGA, LINGA, KOKSMAAT, BERTIE S, MERRIEMAID, CHABADU, NO DEBATE, MARILLION II, JEMARA, IMPETUOUS, KNOCK KNOCK, INGELAINE, CORINNA, DIABLO, L’ALTRA DONNA, JUST FOR FUN, SEAMARK IV, WILD WOMAN, MANTRA, LESTA, LELSON, SABIHA. JOAL C, SOLY Y MAR, JOURNEY MAN, TERPSICHORE, MRS ROBINSON, JOJAN, BIBICHE, LADY MEREDITH, CRABE ROUGE, SEA FOLLY, HORS D’OEUVRE, MYOBA, KRISS VAN DA BLISS, ERIKA, NO ESCAPE, TOYO, SKANDA, BLUE DRAGON, GIMY, PORTOMAXO, SARANDA, JENNA O, SANDROSE, STEPPING STONE, BOUBOULINE IV, ALISON MARY, NO ESCAPE 2, HESPERINE, MARION, MAGIC LINE, GAULOS, Y NOT, TRILOGY II, FRECCIA AZZURA, JEMARA, NEVER SAY DIE, MAUREEN, ROJAN, ANGIE, ABALONE, MOPEA, TRITON V, SYRINX, GEALMAR, BLUES, CHARISMA, ONRA, HARMONY I, WASN’T ME, SEA OTTER, FLORA I, SEA PANTHER, SPARTI VENTO, SUNNY BEAR, NATWIND, TRESHOLD, MAGIC D, IMPULSE, ANTAR, NORDICA, PAKLENI, L’EPONGE, SERENA I, YATES 2, NONI OF ST HELIER, LIANTI, DESIRE, TAKAPUNA EX JABULA, CHANGE DISCOVERY, COGAR LASS, SWABIAN, MAZARELL, MITRA, MARIA LAC, NEMO II, GREAT WHALE, SPES, SIGMA, HARRY, CARPE DIEM (MR ROCHOLL), MATHERS, DON, NEMO III, LIMERICK, MYOBA, SUN PELLY, CAROM, TWO STEP OF HOLYHEAD, WEAKEST LINK, SANDY BOTTOMS, OVER THE MOON, THE BOUNTY, OVER THE MOON (MRS REEVEN), WILD ORCHID, OTARIE, GORDON’S, MELLY PELLY, GIMY, FLORA I, TRITON V, CHARISMA, MAGIC D, REAL TIME, LELSON, SUNDOWNER, ALOHA, LIBERTY I, LADY MEREDITH, LAVIDA, THOR, THIMAOIS II, TWO STEPS PF HOLYHEAD, INO, MITRA, LADY OF THE SEA, LOTUS EATER, SERENITY, FIVE ME FIVE, TAKE FIVE, MOPEA, BLUE DRAGON, ULA, FANTASTA, KINGSAMOIL, QUILOMBO, HESPERINE, WHEELS, SIGMA, NEMO III, ISOLA BELLA, DON, PAMAS, QUADRILLE OF THE ISLES, ALL SMOKE, NKWAZI, SAN MARY, SHEKHINAH, WINDROSE, HERMES, GIGGLESWICK II, ZURBAGAN, JONATHAN I, SIRENA, WEAKEST LINK, STINGRAY, OCEAN GYPSY, SPIRIT OF THE WINDS, EAGLE 175, ALPCHALLENGE, NATTI II, SOTALLY TOBER, AVANTI, CRUSADER, WHITE NIGHT, JUVENTA,NASTASIA, ELIN, YONGUY, ENJOY, LADY D, ROMANTIC, RED HOT, ARTIE, JOYRIDER, SEABEL, AEGINA, LADY JO, TISZUM, SANDY TWO, LOLA D, SUNSHADE, CHUBBY, SINDONEMO, SUNDOOR, MAIA, SOUTHWIND, MICHELA I, LEMA, JULES, TIME OUT, FABIENNE, CAIPIRINHA, LOLITA II, SEA DEUCED, QUEEN OF PEACE, ELIFTHIRIA, OBSESSION, FINE FLAIR, GEE WIZ, MARINER III, CUBA LIBRE, DENDEN II, SAFARI, MIKA, SHEREKHAN, NUTKIN, SPARTI VENTO, BURNADEBT, FREYA, LADINA TOO, GALLIVANTER, ANNAGINE, ARTEMIS II, BERNICA, BLUE CLOUD, BONAIRE, BOW WAKE, CAHOOTS, CHABADU, DIUSHINKA TOO, ECUME DE NUIT, EL MEDINA, GATTOPARDO VI, GITANE, HANTESS, HURRICANE RUN, IDUN, IL PARADISO, KAHALANI, KATUSHA, KNIGHTMARE, L’ADAGIO, LIMNOS I, LINA II, LITTLE BLUE, LIZ, MIJAGA III , MINA, MUSCAT, MY CALYPSO, OCEAN MERCURY, ORCA EXPLORER, OTRA VEZ, PALACARA, PAXL DOLEGA III, PRIMAROSSA, PSYRAX, RIKAH, RUSTY NAIL, SAUDADE, SCOTTY’S, SERA II, SOFIA OF TORTOLA, UTOPIA, VAGABOND, VELINA, YONGUY.

ONWARD SUPPLY RELIEF: MURCIELAGO, NERO, NO ESCAPE, OASIS, PARVATI, PLATINUM, QUANTUM, RED DRAGON, RENATA, SALACIA, SAVANNAH, SEA DREAM, SERENA M, ST MARTIN F, T J ESPERANZA, TALISMAN C, TATOOSH, TOMMY, TRINITY, VA BENE, VIVACITA, 4 U, ALIBI, AMADEUS, AMEVI SURPRISE, ANEDIGMI, ANASTASIA, ANTARA, BERZINC, BLUE ATTRACTION, BLUE EYES, BOADICEA, CHINA, CHRISCO EX-KENAYL 2, CLARITY, CONSTELLATION, CORNELIA, DELMA, DRUMBEAT, ELEMENT, EMERALD STAR, ERMIS2, GRAY LADY, HAMSHIRE EX-BARBARA JEAN, HELICOPTER OF LADY CHRISTINE, HOKULANI, HYPERION, IMAGINE, INDIAN EMPRESS, INDIAN PRINCESS, KIZBEL, LADY CHRISTINE, LADYSHIP, LAYSH LA, LE YANA, LIBERTY, MACA LULU, MALIGAYA, MAMAMOUCHI, MEDUSE,METSUYAN IV,MIJOUCA,MILK AND HONEY

MALTA FLAG REGISTRATION: AL KABIR, ALASKA, ALINA, ALL SMOKE, ALPHI, ALTER EGO, APLYSIA EX-STRUCCIASCOGLI, ARCHIMEDES (EX BODRY 1), AREIA VERMELHA, ARGO I, ARIRANHA, ATLANTIDE, AURORA, AVANTI, BELLA TIGRESSA, BELLATRIX I, BLUE FLORENTIN, BLUE SCORPION, BLUE WATERS, BLUES, BRAVE HEART, BUBA, CANEA (EX MAGIC), CAPRICE I, CARPE DIEM, CARROLL HOUSE (EX MARCELITA), CELENE, CETACEA, CINDERELLA II, CIRRUSLY BLUE, CLAUDIA’S, CLAIR DE LUNE, CONAN, CRABE ROUGE, CRUSADER, DAKOTA, DANDELION, DRY SPIRIT, DYN 1, EL MEDINA, ELEGANTE, ELIN, EMERALD SEAS, ENJOY, EOL, EVELINA, EXPLORER I, FELICIDAD II, FESTINA LENTE, FRANCY DUE, FRAVI, FREEDOM OF GIBRALTAR, GATTOPARDO V, IGGLESWICK II, GIMY, GINGER, GIRAMONDO, HARMONY I, HERMES, HI-FLYER, IF (EX-EBELLIOUS), INDY,INGELAINE, IRELANDA (EX HAPPY FOUR), ISOLABELLA, IT'S MY WAY, JONATHAN LIVINGSTON, JUPITER, JUST MAX, JUVENTA, KALIAKRA I, LA BONNE VIE, LA DOLCE VITA, LA RAILLEUSE, LADY ANGELS, LADY CHABLIS, LADY OF IMPERIA, LADY OF THE SEA, L'ALTRA DONNA, LAST MINUTE, LE BARON NOIR, LITTLE BLUE, LOLA D, LORD'S WARRIOR, LOTUS EATER, LUISA, LUMAR, LUPA, MAGIC D, MARCELITA, MARCO POLO, MAREA, MARIA V, MARYMBALZA, MATILDA I, MAXIMUS II, MAXIMUS III, METRA, MIDNIGHT SUN, MIEGJORN, MISS AUSTRIA, MODEST III, MODEST IV, MOPEA, MRS ROBINSON, MUSCAT, NATTI II, NAUTILUS, NEMO III, NICARIS, NISIROS, NKWAZI, NOHEEA, NON PLUS ULTRA, NOWORNOT, NUTKIN, OCEANIC PEARL, PAXL DOLEGA, PEARL 1, POINT BREAK, POPEA, PROMOR, PSYRAX, QUADRILLE OF THE ISLES, QUILOMBO ,RAGE, RAINBOW, RANA VERDE, REPLAY, ROMANTIC, SADIE, SALEX, SANDY THREE, SERENITY, SHAHA, SHEKHINAH, SHEREKHAN, SHINE, SHIRAZ II, SHUSHU, SILENZIO, SINDONEMO, SPEED 2, SPEIDEREN, SPIRIT OF BLYTHE, STINGRAY, SUMMERWIND, SUNDOOR, SUPER JACKPOT, SYRENE, SYRINX, TALSAM, TARIAN, TASMAN OF GDANSK, THAT'S LIFE, TIMELESS, TISZUM, TIZIANA, TOBAGO, TOBAGO, TRIO, TRUE AUSTRIAN, TRUE GRIT, VAMOS, VOLANTE, WHITE NIGHT, WINDROSE, Y NOT, YASMEEN, YASMINE, YONGUY, ZEYNO I, ZURBAGAN, MALTESE FALCON, TETHYS, CLAUDIA’S, JAN HARING, LADY MORWENNA, MACHLESS, MIJAGA III, YOSH II, CHEEKY TIGER, ALBE, AMADOU, ANXA, ARTEMIS II, CORONA I, DELMA, ELIFTHIRIA, ENJOY, FABIENNE, GANNET, HI-FLYER, JULES, JUST FOR FUN, MACOUBA, MALAIKA, MURO II, NKWAZI, SAFARI, SAN MARY, SUJU, MOJO JOJO, FREDOYA, BOTUKOAT, IMAQA, PARADISE OF, TRAMONTANA IV, TECHNO DIAMOND, SIERRA ROMEO, ZARINA, LIFOU.

ANNEX II: THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF YACHTS THAT HAVE AVAILED THEMSELVES OF S&D REFIT SERVICES:

  • 35M CATAMARAN MOTOR YACHT ALINA N: GENERAL MAINTENANCE AS WELL AS ALUMINIUM DROP BOW HATCH MODIFICATION AND REPAIR
  • 35M MOTOR YACHT MADININA: GENERAL REFIT AND COMPLETE PAINT JOB
  • G 26M SAILING YACHT LORD JIM: NEW TEAK DECKS, INTERIOR REFIT, GENERAL MAINTENANCE
  • SAILING YACHT VELSHEDA: EMERGENCY DRY-DOCKING FOR CUTLASS BEARING REPLACEMENT
  • 40M SAILING YACHT PHILANDERER: DRY-DOCKING FOR UNDERWATER REPAIRS AND SERVICES.
  • 26M BENETTI WINDROSE: COMPLETE REFIT INCLUDING REPLACEMENT OF OUTER BOTTOM HULL PLATING AND UNDERLYING FRAMES, REPLACEMENT OF STERN TUBES, NEW TEAK DECKS, AND COMPLETE PAINT JOB.
  • 35M MOTOR YACHT LA REINA DEL MAR:MINOR REFIT INCLUDING COMPLETE PAINT JOB.
  • 26M SAILING YACHT LE COCHON NOIR: OVER ALL REFIT, MACHINERY, PAINT JOB, INTERIORS AND

ELECTRICS • 35M CLASSIC SCHOONER MRS AUSTRIA: REMOVAL OF IROKO DECKS AND REPAIR OF UNDERLYING TIMBER FRAMES, PLY WOOD AND TEAK DECK INSTALLATION, RECAULKING OF HULL, REPAINTING OF HULL AND

MACHINERY SERVICING.

  • 38M SAILING YACHT CINDERELLA: ROUTINE OUT OF WATER REPAIRS AS WELL AS MAIN GEARBOX REMOVAL AND HUNDESTED DRIVE FOR OVERHAULING
  • 35M CONVERTED TUG AMNESIA: LLOYDS 5 YEAR SURVEY AND ASSOCIATED WORKS
  • 38M SAILING YACHT MIKADO: GENERAL REFIT AND PAINTWORK
  • 38M SAILING YACHT SOVEREIGN SEA: OUT OF WATER MAINTENANCE AND HULL PAINTING
  • 35M CLASSIC GENTLEMAN’S YACHT ATLANTIDE: PAINTING OF SUPERSTRUCTURE
  • 42M TSDY ISTROS: HULL AND SUPERSTRUCTURE PAINTING
  • 46M CONVERTED MINE SWEEPER TUBINGEN: SEVERAL MECHANICAL JOBS ON BOARD AS WELL AS INSTALLATION OF CONDARIA AIR-CONDITIONING THROUGHOUT
  • 55M MOTOR YACHT MOSAIQUE: LLOYDS SURVEY, DRY-DOCKING AND SEVERAL PAINT JOBS ON THE HULL
  • 60M MOTOR YACHT BARONESSA: OUT OF WATER MAINTENANCE IN DRY DOCK
  • 25M MOTOR YACHT IMPERIAL PRINCESS: OVERALL PAINT JOB
  • 26M SAILING YACHT SHERE KHAN: SUPERSTRUCTURE PAINT JOB
  • 60M MOTOR YACHT AVIVA: OUT OF WATER LLOYDS INSPECTION IN DRY-DOCK AND SEVERAL PAINT JOBS O

HULL AND SUPERSTRUCTURE

  • 70M MOTOR YACHT ACHILLES: VOSPER STABILIZERS COMPLETE OVER HAUL (MECHANICAL SIDE ONLY)
  • 25M MOTOR YACHT SANS SOUCIS: PAINT JOB HULL AND SUPERSTRUCTURE 25M MOTOR YACHT DAME DU COEUR: OVER ALL PAINT JOB – HULL AND SUPERSTRUCTURE 35M MOTOR YACHT SHAHA: PAINT WORK 42M BAGLIETTO BENEDETTA: COMPLETE ENGINE ROOM OVERHAUL, ENGINE REPLACEMENT, MODIFICATION OF SHAFT DRIVE FROM VARIABLE PITCH TO FIXED PITCH, RE-MODIFICATION OF AFT GARAGE TO FIT 2 SPECIAL TENDERS, MODIFICATION OF 2 TENDERS TO FIT , EXTERNAL PAINT WORK, AIKONA DECKING OF THE NEW GARAGE, NEW TEAK DECK AFT BATHING PLATFORM
  • 42M CLASSIC MOTOR YACHT PACHA: BLASTING OF OUTER BOTTOM, STEEL REPAIRS TO RIVETED OUTER BOTTOM TO ABS CLASS, COMPLETE HULL PAINT JOB, COMPLETE SUPERSTRUCTURE PAINT JOB
  • 50M MOTOR YACHT MARCELITA: EXTENSIVE MODIFICATIONS AND REPAIRS TO MOST OF THE SHIP SYSTEMS INCLUDING BOW THRUSTERS AND STERN THRUSTER, VENTILATION AND AIR MANAGEMENT OF ENGINE ROOM AND TUNNELS, INSTALLATION OF STORM GUARDS, MODIFICATION OF TENDER LAUNCH AND GARAGE, EXTENSIVE PAINT WORK, AIR CON MODIFICATIONS, REFRIGERATION MODIFICATIONS AND RENEWALS, WATERMAKER SYSTEM RECTIFICATION, BOILER SYSTEM RE DESIGN, JACUZZI RE PIPING, WINCH RE MODIFICATION, ALL WORKS TO RINA CLASS
  • 55M MOTOR YACHT FEADSHIP SAMAX: SEVERAL AREAS OF PAINTWORK ON THE HULL.
  • 26M MOTOR YACHT KALANI: FULL PAINT JOB INCLUDING CONSTRUCTION OF FULL THERMO COVER WHILST AFLOAT - A FIRST OF ITS KIND IN MALTA
  • 27M CLASSING SAILING YACHT BERNICE: FULL HULL PAINT JOB
  • 27M JONGERT ANNABEL: HULL PAINTING, MECHANICAL REPAIRS, REPLACED ANCHOR WINCH WITH HYDRAULIC MODEL
  • 19M JONGERT ANNABEL: COMPLETE HULL AND SUPERSTRUCTURE PAINT JOB INCLUDING STEEL RENEWALS
  • 24M MOTOR YACHT MRS ROBINSON: COMPLETE HULL PAINT JOB USING ROLLER AND BRUSH
  • 55FT SWAN SAILING YACHT NAUTA D: COMPLETE PAINT JOB OF HULL , SUPERSTRUCTURE AND SPARS
  • 35M HIGH SPEED MOTOR YACHT SUN ARK: DRY-DOCKING ARRANGEMENTS – HULL PAINT WORK – INTERIORS REFIT
  • 28M MOTOR YACHT MINDA: DRY-DOCKING FOR STEEL RENEWALS
  • 42M MOTOR YACHT FIVE FISHES: CONSTRUCTION OF THERMOCOVER OVER ENTIRE YACHT
  • 22M OYSTER YACHT NO REHEARSAL: CONSTRUCTION OF THERMOCOVER OVER ENTIRE YACHT
  • 35M BENETTI MOTOR YACHT IF: COMPLETE REFIT INCLUDING DRY-DOCKING FOR ABS SURVEY

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Founded in 1976 by the late Roland Darmanin Kissaun and with over 38 years of experience, S&D has gained an international reputation within the yachting industry and presently has 7 dedicated teams, namely: agency, corporate services, yacht repair services, chandlery, brokerage and charter, product distribution, glass coating and Tunisia Yacht Services.

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Profile: S & D Yachts Ltd was established in 1976 by the late Roland Darmanin Kissaun, known as a one of the pioneers instrumental in the growth of yachting as a successful industry in Malta. In the last 40 years, S & D Yachts Ltd, has gained the respect and recognition from international firms as an accomplished service provider to the superyacht and yacht industry. The company has also established a company in Tunisia supplying duty free fuel and other services to superyachts. The company is managed by Peter Fiorini Lowell and Mark Darmanin Kissaun, a professional and dynamic duo, who together with their teams are growing the company from strength to strength. Their commitment to delivering a top quality service to their high end clientele with dedication, reliability and efficiency is the corner stone of their success.

S & D Yachts Ltd is also one of the leading yacht brokers in Malta with many repeat customers that benefit from the comprehensive knowledge of understanding the clients’ needs and finding the right solution through perseverance and personal attention. The company has the sole agent for sailing yachts Dufour, and provide the full service of new yacht purchase including yacht delivery. S & D Yachts Ltd owns Roland Marina in Ta’ Xbiex, a serviced marina with a capacity of 145 berths. S & D Yachts Ltd offers a one stop shop with a 24/7 assistance and support available by the friendly and knowledgeable staff. No issue is too big to solve or too small to be overlooked.

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The sweetest driver and the most amazing relaxing time. We didn't have to worry about anything. Really throughly enjoyed our time. We drove to San Francisco to a wedding, my aunts and uncles are older and it's hard for them to see in long drives outside of our city. This was a treat! It was around 30+ of us. Super friendly customer service, everything was easy and smooth. The bus was clean as a whistle and we were able to play our own music. Bluetooth connected, waters and a TV! We brought our own snacks and a little bit of wine, we had a blast.

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Yacht Management Company Ltd v Gordon – where does the Employment Tribunal have territorial jurisdiction?

Posted: 21/03/2024

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that it has territorial jurisdiction to hear claims brought by a seafarer, despite the fact that the seafarer’s employer did not carry out any business in the UK, and that she worked on a vessel that did not enter a UK port or UK waters at any time during her employment.

In Yacht Management Company Ltd v Gordon , the claimant, Ms Gordon, was employed by Yacht Management Company Ltd (YMC Ltd) from 25 March 2019, until she was dismissed in October 2021, purportedly by reason of redundancy.

Following her dismissal, Ms Gordon brought various claims against YMC Ltd in the Employment Tribunal (ET) under the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) and the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010).

YMC Ltd sought to have Ms Gordon’s claim struck out on the basis that the ET did not have territorial jurisdiction to hear Ms Gordon’s claim. In order for seafarers to be able to rely on British statutory employment rights, there must be ‘sufficient connection’ between the circumstances of the seafarer’s employment and British employment law.

In this case, YMC Ltd was registered in Guernsey, did not carry out any business in the UK, did not have any place of business or any berths within the UK, and the vessel on which the claimant worked never entered a UK port or UK territorial waters.

However, despite these factors, the EAT upheld the tribunal’s finding that there were ample facts to support its conclusion that there was a sufficient connection between Ms Gordon’s employment and British employment law. The factors included the location of the bank account into which Ms Gordon’s salary was paid (Great Britain); the fact that she accounted to HMRC for tax; the governing law of the contract, which was expressed to be England and Wales; and, importantly, the fact that the tribunal concluded that Ms Gordon’s duties began and ended in Great Britain.

This ruling underlines the importance of the longstanding principle that a seafarer’s ‘base’ (being the place where they begin and end a ‘tour of duty’) should be treated as their place of employment, not the location of the ship on which they work.

The complication in this case was the fact that the vessel on which Ms Gordon worked never entered UK territorial waters – it set sail from Lemwerder in Germany, where the vessel was situated during Ms Gordon’s employment. It follows (YMC Ltd argued) that all of Ms Gordon’s tours of duty commenced and ended in a location other than Great Britain.

However, the tribunal disagreed. It concluded that Ms Gordon’s duties began and ended in Aberdeen, this being the place where she commenced her various journeys to join the vessel and to which she returned after her tours of duty. The EAT upheld this finding and allowed Ms Gordon’s claim to proceed.

Importantly, the EAT also highlighted the distinction between ‘territorial jurisdiction’, which concerns the territorial reach of a particular statute such as the ERA 1996 and the EqA 2010, and ‘international jurisdiction’, which concerns whether a particular jurisdiction is the appropriate forum to hear a claimant’s claim.

Both matters are relevant to the question of whether a claim can be heard in a British employment tribunal. However, in this case, no submissions appear to have been made by YMC Ltd as to whether, having regard to international law, the British ET was the appropriate forum to determine Ms Gordon’s complaint. The EAT therefore surmised that international jurisdiction was not in dispute, despite the fact that there was an absence of any form of business connection between YMC Ltd and the UK.

This case is consistent with the finding of the EAT in the earlier case of Windstar Management Services Ltd v Harris UKEAT/0001/16/LA. However, a fundamental point which arises in maritime cases where the vessel on which work is to be performed is regulated under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), is that crew cannot be admitted to such a vessel to commence their duties of work until such time as they have provided the master of the vessel with their MLC required documentation (their signed seafarer employment agreement, and up to date certificates (including current medical certification)).

If crew members do not have these documents upon seeking to join the vessel, they cannot work on the vessel – port state authorities can impound vessels where there are such documentation irregularities.

On this basis, it is difficult to understand how the crew can be found to have commenced their work prior to being able to embark on the vessel. Moreover, it leads to the seemingly absurd result that each crew member on a vessel will likely have a different base (unless they all live together), as a result of mere happenstance arising from where they live.

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First charter flight with US citizens fleeing Haiti lands in Miami

FILE - A man enters the U.S. embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, March 10, 2024. A charter flight carrying dozens of U.S. citizens fleeing spiraling gang violence in Haiti landed Sunday, March 17, 2024, in Miami, U.S. State Department officials said. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph. File)

FILE - A man enters the U.S. embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, March 10, 2024. A charter flight carrying dozens of U.S. citizens fleeing spiraling gang violence in Haiti landed Sunday, March 17, 2024, in Miami, U.S. State Department officials said. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph. File)

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MIAMI (AP) — A charter flight carrying dozens of U.S. citizens fleeing spiraling gang violence in Haiti landed Sunday in Miami, U.S. State Department officials said.

More than 30 U.S. citizens were on the government-chartered flight, officials said in a statement. It arrived in the Miami International Airport after the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince earlier this month urged U.S. citizens to leave “as soon as possible” as chaos grips Haiti.

Passenger Avlot Quessa, who lives in Boston, traveled from the center of the country to board the charter flight after going to Haiti last month for was supposed to be a weeklong trip to visit his mother.

“It’s just terrible ... The suffering, you can only imagine,” Quessa told the Miami Herald of the nearby Caribbean nation. “Haiti is my homeland and it’s very stressful to see the homeland going through this act of violence, destruction ... and they are our neighbors.”

National Police stand guard outside the empty National Penitentiary after a small fire inside in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Haiti, Thursday, March 14, 2024. This is the same facility that armed gangs stormed late March 2 and hundreds of inmates escaped. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)

Haiti’s main airport in Port-au-Prince remains closed following gang attacks that have raged through Haiti in recent weeks, pushing many people to the brink of famine. Government and aid agencies this weekend reported looting of aid supplies as the situation worsened.

The State Department announced Saturday that it would offer limited charter flights for American citizens from the less chaotic northern city of Cap-Haïtien.

Officials said they could not provide ground transportation to Cap-Haïtien and that U.S. citizens should consider the charter flights “only if you think you can reach Cap-Haïtien airport safely.”

“We encourage U.S. citizens still in Haiti who seek to depart to contact the Department of State using the crisis intake form on our website if they have not already done so,” the agency said.

People taking the U.S. government-coordinated flights must sign a promissory bill agreeing to reimburse the government.

Another passenger on Sunday’s flight, Marie Lucie St. Fleur, 69, of West Palm Beach, said she feels most at home in Haiti and it pains her to see what her homeland is enduring.

“I don’t feel well at all. I would like to live in my country and I can’t,” she said while sitting in a wheelchair.

The State Department said government officials in Miami were helping the newly arrived evacuees to determine their next steps.

The U.S. military last week flew in additional forces to bolster security at the U.S. Embassy, which is in a neighborhood largely controlled by gangs.

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