Monday, April 6, 2009
Tough times for the yachties...
Pirates...or poor fishermen?
Seychelles deploys troops after pirate attacks
Somali pirates take French yacht, hijackings surge
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Who is the next one and what will be the consequencies on the charter business?
Following the French and the Dutch authorities, Bulgaria's National Revenue Agency (NRA) said it will investigate the purchase of more than 230 yachts in an effort to root out fraud and boost tax collection...
In the USA, a proposal by New York Governor David Paterson to include a five percent tax on boats over US$200,000 did not make it into the final budget. Paterson and leaders in the New York legislature have finalised the 2009 state budget without the luxury tax on boats.
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"Bull", the Leopard 27m lying in Port Gallice that belongs to Bernie Maddoff was seized by French investment firm Meeschaert.