Law and Regulation
Wednesday March 29, 2017


italian flagAs part of its plans to overhaul the country's plight the Italian Government is planning to introduce a significant Berthing Tax for yachts and superyachts.

Beginning in May 2012, all yachts over 10 metres will, if ratified by government, be taxed on a daily basis.

Those of 24 metres and over will be taxed at a rate of €150 per day (€ 54,750.00 per year) if they stay at anchor off a port or tie alongside a dock inside one.  Yachts in dry dock will receive a 50% discount.

This measure is part of Decreto Legge 6 Dicembre 2011 n. 201, a draft Italian Statute currently under discussion before the Italian Parliament.

Nicknamed by Prime Minister, Mario Monti, during a recent speech as the "Save Italy" law, it forms part of a very extensive new tax regime whose efforts are to reduce Italy’s massive deficit.

Posted by Frances and Michael Howorth

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Questions of the Month

- Why an additional paragraph social media policy should be added to the crew contract ?

- Why many experienced captains are never given a chance to get a position on a 30+ m ?

- What is really covering your yacht crew member insurance ?

- During the season, is there enough time for safety drills and training ?

- Can Captains count on duty crew members at dock in case of emergency ?



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