SuperYacht Times logo Yachting intelligence promo small
Yachting Intelligence
Latest news
Advertisement

Bill signed to encourage superyacht tourism to California

Travel

A band of yachting businesses made progress with legislation to ease regulatory barriers against superyachts cruising to California, also known as Assembly Bill 2005, championed by Assemblyman Martin Garrick.

Under current law, non-commercial vessels greater than 300 tons have to comply with onerous and costly reporting requirements prior to entering California waters. Assembly Bill 2005 maintains the reporting requirement but allows vessels an expanded timeframe for compliance.

For the past several months, Todd Roberts, vice president of Marine Group Boat Works and acting on behalf of the San Diego superaycht industry, has made several trips to senate hearings stressing the importance of a bill like this for San Diego’s local economy and the impact superyachts make when they pull into our ports.

Those visits to Sacramento paid off. On September 26, Assembly Bill 2005 was signed by Governor Brown. While increased tourism is good news for the state as a whole, it’s specifically good for the superyachts coming this way for the Amerca’s Cup and/or looking for new destinations to cruise other than the Caribbean-to-Med circuit.

Marine Group Boat Works
Leah Yam
+1 619 427 6767
[email protected]
www.marinegroupbw.com

The SuperYacht Times iQ Report

SuperYacht Times - The State of Yachting 2020

Being the intelligence partner for the top shipyards and yacht brokers in the world, we have learned to analyse and track the market in great detail. Each year our leading market report is used by investors, CEOs, owners and other key decision makers to inform themselves on the state of the market and future developments. Find all the information you need on the market, fleet, construction book, ownership nationalities and much more in our report.


#weknow - do you want to know? Buy the report now for only €299!

Advertisement