Purchasing a new boat by Leasing, whether in Italy or other countries in the European Community offers sizable advantages, including economic ones.
One of these is lowering VAT from the standard 20% to the special rate of 6%, with a series of percentage discounts depending on the type and length of the boat.
Leasing is not an advantage when it comes to used boats, because if VAT is not applicable (and it rarely is), the rate should be increased by the tax, in turn, increases the cost of the operation.
When, however, the used boat being sold is already part of a leasing contract, the most convenient option is certainly to take over the existing contract rather than paying outright.
In many cases, the contract may be renegotiated to find the most suitable financial plan for the new shipowner.
There are, however, different ways to enjoy a Superyacht, and each of them offers advantages and different conditions.
A lease is not without its difficulties. You must adhere strictly to the terms of the lease regarding the use of the boat, its maintenance, and other terms of the contract.
Before choosing to buy or lease a boat, it’s essential to know the pros and cons of both methods of owning the watercraft of your dreams.