Emily Morris has joined the Yacht Management department within the Sarnia Yachts UK team based in Southampton. Her primary focus will be Yacht Registration and yacht certification/document compliance.
Emily’s career includes ten years at the Cayman Island Shipping Registry (“CISR”) office in Southampton, so she brings a wealth of knowledge around registration processes and yacht compliance. Emily’s role is to support the Ownership, Management & Crew arms of the business to ensure all yachts for which Sarnia Yachts carries one or more responsibilities for, are compliant at all times.
Tim Joyce, Sarnia Yachts CEO commented “Emily is a great addition to our Yacht Management business. To have someone who knows the inner workings and documentary requirements of one of the most successful non-EU Flag states for yachts, enhances and complements all the services we are able to provide to our clients, whether that is a one-off Yacht Registration or wider ongoing services. Emily’s knowledge and understanding is transferable to all the other flag states that Sarnia Yachts registers and maintains yachts at for our clients.”
Emily will be working closely with Bruce Maltwood who can advise clients where best to register their yachts. The factors in the choice of flag are complex. These might include; ownership, operation, UBO residence, construction of yacht, ability to meet the commercial codes of certain flag states, VAT, safe manning requirements and crew social security to name just a few. Choosing the wrong flag state can limit operational flexibility at best or worse have a negative financial impact for the owner.