- Language: English
- 448 Pages
- Published: March 2012
- Region: Global
The Law of Yachts & Yachting
- Published: May 2011
- Region: Global
- Informa Law
Written by a team of leading yachting practitioners and researchers, this book covers the legal issues arising during the life of a yacht from conception to the scrapyard. It is a practitioners’ book, to be used by lawyers and other professionals involved in all aspects of yachting, from design, construction, registration, financing and operation and many related issues.
The past 20 years has seen steady growth in the numbers and size of pleasure yachts and other leisure craft coupled with an explosion in the numbers of professionally crewed superyachts and megayachts, many of which are operated on a commercial basis for charter by the wealthy. Many of these vessels rely upon cutting edge technology, innovative design and state of the art communications systems. Built by a growing number of specialist yacht builders, managed, crewed and operated by superyacht professionals, the superyacht industry has in recent years evolved as a distinct and separate industry alongside mainstream shipping, but with subtle differences of approach and traps for the non-specialist.
Against this background, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of the many aspects of yachting law.
Contributors: Filippo Lorenzon, Caroline Wilson, Richard Coles, James Gopsill, Will Jamieson, Nigel Cooper, Richard Shaw. Prof. Mikis Tsimplis
Why should you buy The Law of Yachts and Yachting?
- This is the first and only practitioners' book on the area
- It covers all major aspects of yachting law, dealt with in a single book
- The Law of Yachts and Yachting is highly comprehensive - despite its main focus on contract law, it contains references to public law as well as to international law and practice
- References to International case law
Contributors: Filippo Lorenzon, Caroline Wilson, Richard Coles, James Gopsill, Will Jamieson, Nigel Cooper, Richard Shaw. Prof. Mikis Tsimplis SHOW LESS READ MORE >
Provisional list of contents:
1. Yacht design and its protection
2. Yacht-building contracts
3. Registration and the Large Yachts Code
4. Yacht safety: from plans to annual/special surveys
5. VAT and other tax matters
6. Yacht finance
7. Insurance legislation and contracts
8. Manning issues: employment contracts for skipper and crew
9. Yacht transfers: yacht carriage by sea and road – ‘ballast’ trips
10. Yacht brokers
11. Yacht chartering and the MYBA form
12. Mooring contracts
13. Yachting Racing Rules
14. Sale and purchase under the MYBA form
15. Accidents at sea: applicable instruments
16. Scrapping and recycling
Filippo Lorenzon is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Southampton and Director of the Institute of Maritime Law since March 2010. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at several overseas universities and international training centres. He has a LL.D. (Trieste, 1999) and a LL.M. (Soton, 2000) and is fully qualified as an Avvocato in Italy and as a (n.p.) Solicitor in England and Wales.
Filippo is one of the editors of Shawcross and Beaumont on Air Law, a Member of the ICC (UK) Committee on Transport and Logistics, the Italian Maritime Law Association (AIDiM), the British Maritime Law Association (BMLA), the European Maritime Law Organisation (EMLO) and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. Filippo has been working with leading maritime and commercial law firms, in London, Genoa and Venice, and regularly advises in his areas of expertise.
In the last year, Filippo was keynote speaker at a number of conferences: at the Cà Foscari University in Venice on ‘The role of ports in chartering and international trade'; at Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro and at Università degli Studi di Foggia in Italy on ‘Freedom of contract in the carriage of goods by sea and air'. Filippo has also spoken on the Rotterdam Rules for the Maritime Business Forum in London. Furthermore, he lectured at the International Foundation of the Law of the Sea (IFLOS) in Hamburg; at the Copenhagen Business School Blue MBA? and at the International Labour Organization Training Centre in Turin on international sales of commodities.