Saffery Trust yacht management services anchored in 160 years of heritage

18 May 2023

The expansion of Saffery Trust’s service offering to include yacht management services has resulted in an influx of enquires from clients seeking a “one-stop-shop”, independent service.

The “Tier One Independent Trust Company” began offering yacht management services earlier this year, following the addition of Associate Director, Natasha Bunting, to the firm’s Cayman team. The service builds on the firm’s 168-year heritage, which includes four decades in international jurisdictions.

With over 15 years’ experience supporting yacht owners and captains, Natasha allows her clients to enjoy the freedoms of the open ocean, without being tethered by administrative demands. Drawing on her extensive network of expert intermediaries in the shipping arena, Natasha prides herself on being a first port of call for her clients, consistently delivering a first-class service in not only meeting, but exceeding expectations.

Saffery Trust’s yacht management services are tailored to meet individual client needs and include vessel reservation, transfer and transmission of ownership, deletion, demise charter, change of registered details, Cayman Island endorsement and minimum safe manning.

Guernsey and Cayman Director, Lisa Vizia, said the firm’s distinctive independent ownership structure benefits clients seeking a multi-jurisdictional, first-class service. 

“Our clients, and their assets, are becoming increasingly globalised and diversified. High-net-worth individuals and families are often time poor, so the ability to provide bespoke services across a broad range of asset classes and jurisdictions is a key consideration when choosing a corporate trustee.

 “Natasha’s experience and exceptional reputation within yacht management and corporate services makes her a fantastic addition to the Saffery Trust team. Each of our highly qualified professionals across our offices in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates bring something unique to the table, and it is no surprise that we are already seeing enquiries from clients looking to Saffery Trust for yacht management services.”