Richard Tilley, Sales Director of Sunseeker Spain, was delighted to hear the news that matriculation tax in Spain has been removed on charter vessels in Spanish Waters.

Richard, who is based at the Sunseeker London office in Mayfair comments; “this will encourage international charter vessels to head back to Spain and help improve the Spanish economy. Up until recently leisure boats over 15m used for charter have been obliged to pay a 12% tax PLUS a 21% VAT which has discouraged owners wishing to charter in Spanish Waters.”

Does this spell the end of Spanish matriculation tax?
Spanish matriculation tax has finally been wavered on charter vessels

After much debate and lengthy negotiations, the Spanish Marine Trade Association (ANEN) – to which Sunseeker Spain is associated – have convinced Spanish officials to finally make the change, which came into action this month.

Although this is comforting news to our international clients at Sunseeker, Spanish nationals who register their boats (over 8 metres) under the Spanish flag are still subject to matriculation tax. This is the next step for the ANEN to conquer…

Meanwhile, the news is set to have an extremely positive effect on boating in mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands, and we look forward to welcoming more boaters to Spanish waters.

For more information about chartering a Sunseeker motor yacht with the Sunseeker London Group of Companies, please contact the Charter Division – / +44 (0) 207 355 0980.

For further details on Sunseeker Spain, an award-winning member of the Sunseeker London Group, please use the below contact details:-

Sunseeker Spain HQ | Aeroclub 59 | 17487 Empuriabrava | Spain | +34 (0) 97 24 56 098 | |

Sunseeker London | 36 Davies Street | Mayfair | London | W1K 4NF | +44 (0) 207 355 0980 | |