Harneys Bermuda

Yacht Services

As an established leader in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands private wealth sector, Harneys regularly uses its expertise to assist clients with the purchase, financing and registration of yachts and other large vessels.

We ensure that each step of the process adheres to regulatory guidelines, from establishing a corporate ownership structure in the BVI to providing the required documentation for the registration, transfer or finance of any vessel.

Harneys has decades of experience within the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands, allowing us to truly maximize the benefits of the jurisdiction’s Shipping Registry.  

Harneys’ staff understands each procedure, making the entire process straightforward and quickly accomplished. We provide advice to purchasers, sellers and lenders, in addition to the following services:

  • establishing an ownership structure;
  • preparing documents for, and registering, a yacht;
  • dealing with financing, deeds of covenants, mortgages and discharges;
  • registering ship’s mortgages and other security interests;
  • providing statutory local representative person;
  • dealing with other compliance matters such as radio licenses.
We are a leader in our industry with a growing international footprint.
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Gonzalo Jalles

Regional Managing Director

Gonzalo Jalles is regional managing director, head of fiduciary and new services at Harneys Fiduciary in the Cayman Islands. 

send an email +1 345 949 8599

Lawrie Kearns

Director of Private Wealth

Lawrie is head of the private wealth team at Harneys Fiduciary and has extensive experience acting for high net worth individuals on a wide variety of commercial and private trust, estate planning and asset protection issues.

send an email +1 284 852 4339

Elkie Rose


Elkie advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law including the formation, maintenance and dissolution of Cayman companies, investment funds and segregated portfolio companies.

send an email +1 345 815 2925

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  • British Virgin Islands
    T: +1 284 494 2233
  • Cayman Islands
    T: + 1 345 949 8599
  • Montevideo
    T: + 59 82 518 2238
  • Sao Paulo
    T: +55 11 3434 6596
  • London
    T: + 44 (0) 203 752 3600
  • Cyprus
    T: + 357 25 820020
  • Hong Kong
    T: +852 5806 7800
  • Tokyo
    T: +81 3 5219 1233
  • Singapore
    T: +65 6800 9830
  • Shanghai
    T: 86 13918598782
  • Bermuda
    T: +1 441 405 1500