The Greek government has announced that charter yachts are allowed to cruise to the Greek islands and marinas across the country are already fully operational. International commercial flights will resume on June 15th with more flights being added by July 1st. Restaurants and bars have been welcoming guests since May 25th. Great news to start the week with. Stay tuned for fantastic yachts and destinations in Greece to come. Contact Neo Yachting to find out more!
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Croatia Opens for Yacht Charters!
Croatia is now open to yacht charters and we’ve selected some amazing destinations perfect for your visit. Vis is a historic and beautiful island. Out of all the Croatian islands, Vis is the furthest from the coast and the most enigmac. It once was a Yugoslavian military base. This isolation helped preserved the island from development, leaving it underpopulated for many years and managing to keep its old & irresistible Mediterranean charm. Contact Neo Yachting to find out more and book your Croatian yacht charter today!
Neo Yachting Team Back in the Office!
We are happy to announce that the Neo Yachting team is back in the office! We are still fully available via phone, email and are able to host meetings via video conference should there be a need. We are back to conducting business in the usual manner.⠀ Our top priority is ensuring your safety, health and wellbeing, and we are ready to assist you with any questions you may have. We hope to help you with your yacht projects soon!
Easing the Spanish Lockdown
Great news! The Spanish government has recently announced their plan on easing their lockdown, and as of June 8th, charter activities may resume without limitations except for geographical restrictions and enhanced sanitary measures. From June 22nd, no restrictions will apply. Just in time for the summer season, so the Balearics can be considered for summer charters. A great opportunity to enjoy Spain and what better way of spending your summer holiday than on board a yacht with your family and friends?!
MYBA Charter Show
Even though the MYBA Charter Show was cancelled this year due to the current circumstances, MYBA just confirmed that the show will go on next year from 26th ti 29th of April. The Neo Yachting team is looking forward to attending and if you have any questions about this or would like to attend, feel free to contact us to find out more.
Palma International Boat Show Cancelled
The Palma International Boat Show, which was initially postponed from its original April 29-May 3, 2020 dates to June 4-7, has now been cancelled. It will be held once again in late April-early May in 2021. “In light of our responsibilities with regard to the current circumstances, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Palma International Boat Show. The organizers have decided that it would not be possible to hold the event while ensuring optimum safety conditions for both exhibitors and visitors.” The Neo Yachting team is looking forward to attending next year!
MIPIM will happen again in Cannes next year!
MIPIM, which usually happens in March every year, is transforming in 2020 into a two-day, Paris-based gathering of real estate and innovative technology leaders in September and a new online experience, MIPIM Connect, available year-round. The next edition of MIPIM in Cannes will take place March 16-19, 2021. MY INDULGENCE OF POOLE is available for the event next year. She is conveniently berthed in Cannes. Contact Neo Yachting to find out more.
Flat-rate VAT reduction on charters is allowed again in France & Monaco
As published on the ECPY website, the provisions of the BOFIP (Bulletin Officiel des Impôts) as of 29 January 2020, which put an end to the flat-rate VAT reduction system, have been canceled by a new BOFIP ref 30 march 2020, which allows the flat-rate reduction, applicable under the former BOFIP, to apply after 31 March 2020.
This is confirmation of the unofficial announcement made a few days ago. This decision, which is linked to the economic context created by the COVID-19 health crisis, will certainly be re-examined when the crisis is resolved.
Until then, all charters starting in France or Monaco that go into international waters can benefit from the 50% VAT reduction.
No Penalty on Charter Cancellations due to Covid-19
We understand that the ongoing spread of COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is presenting increased challenges when planning ahead, but a lot of owners are considering adding a special addendum to the MYBA Charter Agreement to enable charter clients to continue to plan their summer holidays without the risk of penalties should their charter booking be affected by this issue.
With this in mind, and with what we know today, this can be a great opportunity to book a charter with peace of mind that being on board a private yacht is probably the safest option health-wise for the coming summer holidays.
Yachts continue to be considered one of the most hygienic and safe placesas they are an easier controlled environment. The crew are diligently maintaining their high standards to ensure every yacht is thoroughly cleaned and sanitised prior to, throughout, and after each trip. In addition, the air is purified on most yachts and cleanliness is at a much higher standard than anywhereelse.
Our top priority is ensuring safety, health and wellbeing, and we are ready to assist you with any questions you may have. We also take this opportunity to wish you and your family to stay safe during this time.
Neo Yachting is now a member of the GYA
The Greek Yachting Association serves as liaison between the yachting industry, government and the public. By coordinating common positions from its members input, the Association acts as a single voice to the EU, national government agencies and regulatory bodies whose regulations and standards impact the yacht charter industry. As the voice of the yachting industry, GYA communicates with all key decision makers.
This membership means that Neo Yachting has now an official source of expertise, knowledge and professional resources in Greek waters!