Law and Regulation
Wednesday March 29, 2017


Croatia changes Charter Tax and RegulationsLast summer Croatia became a member of the European Union; the move has since triggered a number of changes to the country’s tax and legislation system

that have in turn affected the country’s yachting industry. Owners based in Croatia have been forced to put their vessels into free circulation. From its once attractive tax-free status, owners are now paying customs duties and VAT as defined by the EU Customs Union – set at a rate of 25% – 3% higher than neighbouring Italy.

Almost a year-on and further changes in Croatia to tax and legislation are effecting charter operations in the region, while Montenegro continues to offer a competitive outside-EU homeport solution for those looking to base themselves in or cruise the Adriatic. 

Here’s a breakdown of the current situation:


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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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