The attached news article recently published in the UK Daily Telegraph fairly accurately sums up the damage caused by a combination of fuel duty and Social Security changes within France.

Whilst yacht owners may be considered fair game by authorities they tend to be yacht owners because they are astute when it comes to finance. The fallout from the changes impacts more upon the local workforce and economy and perhaps other countries should take note when they considering targeting the wealthy.

Voyonic Crewing Limited continue to work with their clients and other interested parties to fight the legislation and persuade the authorities to withdraw the legislation and if necessary carry out a full consultation before changing the rules again. The damage has been done for this season but there is still a chance to stop long term damage to the South Coast of France and its economy.