Yacht Management with diYachting


Grabau International are delighted to offer a comprehensive range of yacht management, charter and ownership structure advice via our strategic partner diYachting.

About diYachting

diyachting team

diYachting was founded in 2001, by Matt & Liz Abbiss as a natural progression from their well-established charter management business diYacht Charter. Having owned and operated a number of well-known charter yachts named ‘DISCO INFERNO’ including most recently a CNB60, Matt who is a qualified Captain, RYA Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor with over 200,000 nautical sea miles, 12 ARC transatlantics as skipper, 5 Fastnet races and over 30 prestigious regattas trophies under his belt, combined his passion and extensive experience in yachting with his academic background in law and prior business in banking & life assurance to offer a complete range of management services to yacht owners that uniquely ranges from the basics to complete ‘turn key’ solutions.


diyachting management

diYachting offer a complete range of yacht management services to owners 55 – 80ft yacht. They can handle all aspects of the management or just selected aspects as required. Their services include MCA coding, MLC compliance, British Registration (including the provision of a local representative for those that aren’t British citizens), VAT import advice, and also crew provision including payroll & contracts. diYachting’s services can be engaged on annual, monthly or one-off contracts.


diyachting maintenance

diYachting have been organising the maintenance of yachts for over 15 years and offer a variety of tailored packages as well as standalone products allowing owners to keep their yacht in top condition year round. diYachting are an authorised CNB service centre and also work with many other builders to access any required parts and ship them directly to the boat, as well as being able to access most other marine manufacturers and obtain necessary parts at short notice. In addition to ongoing maintenance and repair, diYachting can also advise and install a number of custom improvements such as onboard WiFi networks,, Sonos and Bose music systems, TVs, Quooker boiling water taps, Carbonautica Carbon steering wheels and gangways, electric furling shore power cables and vinyl hull wraps for looking for a quick and simple colour change. For yachtsmen contemplating a more substantial refit, diYachting can project manage everything from full-scale refits to annual winter haul outs.


diYachting charter

Over the past 15 years, diYachting have gained an exceptional reputation for the provision of first class luxury charters. Via their in-house charter brokerage, they specialise in fully-crewed yachts from 55 to 80 feet and now offer a charter portfolio of over 40 luxury yachts worldwide. diYachting offer a Central Agency package to those yachts with full-time crew and have an Occasional Charter package for yachts without crews, thereby allowing those yachts without full-time crews access to the lucrative luxury charter market. diYachting are also able to offer their clients all the necessary advice when it comes to the rules and regulations a charter yacht owner needs to comply with including the new EU rules on VAT on charter fees, along with offering guidance, advice and solutions for those looking for VAT efficient ownership.


For more information about how diYachting can assist with your yacht ownership plans, please contact us or complete the contact form below.

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