“H&V Yachting helps you identify and manage the customs, VAT and tax issues stemming from cruising in the EU. We offer day-to-day support and long-term strategic planning. We are the only company on the market today able to offer such a comprehensive range of services”.
Fleet of over 100
in France and Monaco
Operating in MONACO, FRANCE, ITALY and SPAIN
HQ in yachting-
and Italian Tax
“Companies now need one point of contact for customs, VAT and fiscal matters. It optimizes results, time, costs and ensures key issues don’t fall between the cracks.”
Geraldine has been working in yachting for almost 20 years. Starting as general secretary for a french yachting association, Geraldine was immediately involved in the legal, fiscal and regulatory side of the business. She was tasked with coordinating advisory services to brokerage houses grappling with newly introduced regulations for large yachts. In 2013, after setting up a fiscal representation company, she worked for a services company focused on Customs formalities and regulatory compliance.
Understanding the market required a more comprehensive approach to fiscal and regulatory matters, Geraldine and Thibault established H&V Yachting in 2019. Strategically located in Monaco, H&V Yachting offers the full-range of fiscal, VAT and Customs services for yachts operating in the EU.
“Failure to coordinate tax, customs and VAT planning has led to escalating costs, delays and needless complications for superyacht owners”.
Thibault started working in yachting at a crucial time when new regulations came into effect. As fiscal representative, he had to figure out the long and short-term VAT, tax and customs implications for yachts operating in the EU and, after a tough five year learning curve, has become a recognized expert in the field.
With an MA in International Law, Thibault become Manager of Global Operations for SOS Yachting. His role quickly went beyond his job title since most of his time was spent providing customs, tax and VAT guidance to a wide range of yachting professionals .
Thibault realized the clients required comprehensive customs, fiscal and VAT planning and in 2019, together with Geraldine, set up the Monaco based H&V Yachting, a full-service company providing customs, VAT and tax services for yachts in the EU.
“I believe a strong team is essential to success in business. Although H&V Yachting was only set up in 2019, it has already made its mark thanks to its innovative business model, fast and focused response and the proven capability of the partners. I’m proud to be part of this team”.
Chris has been working in the maritime industry since 1999. After graduating in Accounting and Marketing Chris started his career at P&O Cruises. In 2004 he moved to Princess Cruises where he managed passenger immigration and customs. After seven years as Excursion Manager in charge of marketing and operations, he decided to quit commercial shipping for yachting.
Following the introduction of new VAT regulations in the EU, Easy Tax hired Chris to manage fiscal representation operations in France and Monaco. In 2015 he was appointed commercial director, a position he combined with a management position at Customs4Yachts.
Chris’ in-depth operational knowledge coupled with his business development experience make him the perfect fit for H&V Yachting.