5 key points to take into consideration while Chartering in Spain.
Passenger yachts allowed to charter in Spain
EU flagged yachts can charter in Spain while non-EU flagged yachts can only charter in the Balearic Islands and, if Red Ensign Registries, also in Barcelona.
You must have a local charter license - Barcelona isn't the same as Balearics, for example.
SPAIN: Charter 'license procedure' simplified and unified
On May 27th, 2019 the General Directorate of Merchant Marine signed Service Instruction number 7/2019 allowing commercial 'passenger yachts’ (able to accommodate more than 12 guests) be used in Spain for recreational purposes, such as charter activity.
Spanish matriculation tax - formal complaint before the EU Commission
From long, the Spanish National Yachting Association (ANEN) have been complaining on the abundant criteria disparities among the different harbor master offices in order to issue their clearance (misnamed ‘charter license’) for yachts to authorized for charter in Spain, especially foreign flagged yachts.
SOS Yachting Breakfast Conference - MYBA Charter Show, Barcelona
Our Spanish tax advisor, Miguel Ángel Serra, partner at Albors Galiano Portales and legal and tax advisor to the Spanish Association of Nautical Companies (ANEN), announce last March 14, 2019 in the VII ANEN National Congress held in Palma, the intention of ANEN, together with the Spanish Large Yachts Association (AEGY), to file a complaint before the European Commission in relation to the Spanish matriculation tax.
SOS Yachting at the MYBA Charter Show Stand #73
SOS Yachting are pleased to announce the breakfast conference:
“Chartering in the Med: the latest Fiscal and Customs news”, an event within the official program of the MYBA Charter show.
SOS Yachting Spain at the Palma Superyacht Show #SY26
SOS Yachting will be present during the MYBA Charter Show as previous years. From April 30th until May 3rd you will find us at the stand 73. Meet all our operations managers from our four offices available to organise meetings with you and your team throughout the show.
SMARTBOOK 2019 LAUNCH @ MYBA CHARTER SHOW APRIL
SOS Yachting will also this year participate to the 7th edition of the Palma Superyacht Show from 27th of April to 1st of May. You will find us at stand #SY26 in the Varadero Area.
SPAIN: SOS Yachting Spain among the speakers at “The Future of nautical taxation” at Barcelona Boat Show
The fourth edition of the Smartbook will be launched during the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona between the 30th of April – 3rd of May. Please pop by our stand to pick up your copy.
SPAIN: Spain allows yachts under T.A to perform charter activity
Alessia Manfredi, Operations Manager of SOS Yachting Spain and Miguel Ángel Serra, SOS Yachting fiscal advisor, were among the speakers at conference “The future of nautical taxation. Challenges and opportunities” organized by ANEN during the Barcelona Boat Show.
On 10th of October 2018 the Department of Customs and Duties of the Spanish Tax Agency published an information note clarifying that a yacht under TA can operate commercially in Spain, without prior import and release for free circulation in the UCT.