Vanuatu is an up and coming Super yacht Charter Destination.
As of March 25, 2014, the law officially allows Super yachts to charter here in Vanuatu!
Vanuatu Charter Legislation Click here to see the law. ( just the relevant page)
Extraordinary Gazette No. 8 of 2014 (dated 25 March 2014) Click here for the full Gazette.
Super Yacht operating in Vanuatu_v2 Here are the latest Dated April 1st it gives instructions as to how things will operate.
Thank you very much to the AYSS community of Agents, Captains and others. The agents from Tahiti, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Australia have helped this change come about. They have been open with us with their charter policies – either existing or desired, numbers of boats, money spent and issues related to charter. Captains of visiting yachts have shared with us their experiences with charter agents and various destinations. All this information has been invaluable in this process of compiling a very convincing argument to the officials over the past 4 years to bring about this change. Thank you AYSS.
Given that this is new legislation, the exact specifics of this legislation will be an ongoing discussion between the the agent, the Vanuatu Government and the Yacht who is chartering. We believe we are your best choice to assist given our continued very close relationship with the Government officials and our involvement with over 75 visiting Super yachts to Vanuatu since we opened our doors in 2009.
We strongly believe more yachts will be a benefit to the local industry and the local people. We look forward to assisting the upcoming legal charters in Vanuatu.