A company can be set up in various ways for tax and financial liability purposes depending on the corporate law of its jurisdiction.
There are also many types of company, each different in the way that they are structured and administered.
Our latest slideshow below provides an overview of the different company types found in the Isle of Man (as well as some other jurisdictions, albeit some with some differences).
At Sentient International, we have the knowledge and experience in setting up a range of corporate structures in a variety of jurisdictions, each one tailored to the individual needs of the client to ensure that they are fit for purpose and yield success.
Cybercrime is undoubtedly one of the fastest-growing crimes in the world and it continues to impact individuals and businesses across all industries, around the globe.
Staying protected from cyberattacks is challenging, and it is difficult to keep up when cybercriminals are persistently looking for new ways to expose security risks.
That said, there are a number of cybersecurity tips and best practices that you can implement, which can help protect you and your business from falling victim to a cyber-attack.
Take a look at this infographic for some further guidance.
Business is easier when things are going to plan – right? But, what happens when things don’t go as planned? 🤔
One of the most important tasks as a business owner/manager is in mitigating risk and thorough continuity planning to reduce subsequent financial and operational impacts.
Our latest slideshow looks at the fundamental building blocks involved in Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning.
Let’s break it down. 🧱
Continued and consistent growth within its aviation industry has transformed Malta into a European aviation hub.
As the body that oversees air transportation, @TransportMalta offers a wide range of services to aircraft operators, financiers, owners and their representatives.
To find out more, check out our latest video.
The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry was created to support the business aviation industry both on the Isle of Man and internationally.
The award winning registry has built a sterling reputation and has registered over 1000 aircraft since its establishment back in 2007.
Our video provides a comprehensive overview of the services they offer and the advantages of registering your aircraft with the ‘M’ prefix.
Superyachts are not just one of the most luxurious methods of travel, they are one of the best ways to experience some of the world’s most exotic and secluded destinations.
These magnificent superstructures are built with the most lavish range of facilities and amenities and often individually designed to suit their owners and guests.
Whether you are an avid explorer, adrenaline junkie, prefer hot or cold destinations, or love all things water sports – there is a superyacht out there for you.
Here is our A to Z of ‘Superyachts to Suit your Personality’.
Magna Grecia is a newly refitted 63.8m long superyacht, which is perfect for Arctic and off the beaten track adventures. Following a 24-month refit, this luxury expedition yacht now has a fresh, modern and elegant exterior with an impressive expedition style tri-deck, steel hull and helipad.
It also has a cinema with a lit up bar area, a dining room, master suite with private balcony, and a large office with a library; all equipped with Hermes furniture.
Her toy collection is aimed at exploration and includes three tenders, meaning you can go on a private expedition any time you wish.
Bold by name, bold by nature. The 85.3m expedition superyacht was built by Australian shipyard, Silver Yachts.
Its rugged military-style exterior and James Bond-esque interior of grey tones, oak panelling and chrome features give the ultimate bold first impression.
It has exceptional exterior and interior spaces including a large upper deck, winter garden, enclosed dining area, helicopter hangar and gym. There is a large outdoor cinema and integrated screen as well as a large outdoor integrated laser show should you want to take centre stage.
White Rabbit is an 84m trimaran luxury yacht that was designed by Sam Sorgiovanni and built in the North West bay of Australia by Echo.
Since her launch in 2018, she has won an award for Best Naval Architecture and was also a finalist for the Best Exterior Styling award in the 2019 World Superyacht Awards.
The interior has a charming yet contemporary feel with pieces of art and plenty of natural light in the main cabin thanks to its expansive windows.
A sweeping staircase takes you up to the main deck where you can relax in a more intimate atmosphere in the sky lounge. There is also a grand piano and enough room to host a dockside event for up to 200 people, be it a wedding or a birthday party.
Khalilah is a spacious 49m superyacht designed and built by Palmer Johnson, which has continued to turn heads since she hit the water in 2015.
She has an all-carbon structure, contemporary Asian inspired interior, vast array of on board facilities, and a sleek Cordova Gold finish – now if that’s not what dreams are made of, we don’t know what is.
Khalilah has a wealth of different spaces, perfect for entertaining family and friends. Relax in the Jacuzzi or chill at the beach club, or take advantage of the impressive water toy collection comprising jet skis, water skis, wakeboards, kayaks, paddleboards and towable toys, should you feel the need for speed – on this yacht, you will never be short of things to do.
Sea Owl, a custom 62m superyacht designed by Dutch shipyard Feadship and British design studio Winch Design, just exudes charm. Her shiny jade-green hull and oyster-white superstructure are stunning but the custom design does not stop there.
The incredible one-of-a-kind interior design takes its inspiration from several fairy tales and scholarly books with a myriad of Brazilian mahogany, soft furnishings and a spectrum of colour.
The magically themed rooms, Caribbean-inspired upper saloon and magical murals that flow throughout the vessel, are nothing short of mesmerising.
It is the perfect superyacht for families looking to explore real and imaginary worlds.
Helios is a 59.1m timeless superyacht built by Oceanco, which was delivered in 2001.
Her interior design is an inviting palette of tasteful neutral shades complimented by lightwood throughout to create a modern space. The light and airy interior is emphasised more by the deep blue colour on her striking hull.
Helios is perfect for families or large groups looking to have a fun time. She comes equipped with an incredible water toys collection, including a 40m custom-made slide that cascades down the side of vessel from the top deck and a large climbing wall – yes a climbing wall in the water.
She also has three of the latest Seabobs and a selection of Sea-Doos.
Eclipse was delivered in 2010 and was built by world-renowned German yacht builder, Blohm & Voss. At an incredible 160m, she was built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure to help her glide through the water effortlessly.
The interior was styled by Terence Disdale, an English design house, and exudes a truly glamourous atmosphere.
Materials used include stone, shell, fossilised wood, beautiful mosaics, and bronze metal panels accompanied by a palette of neutral tones to create a calming effect.
Impressively, she has two swimming pools, several hot tubs, a disco hall, two heli-pads, a three-man submarine and six yacht tenders. This yacht exceeds all expectations!
Ocean Paradise is an award winning 55m motor yacht by Italian shipyard, Benetti.
A unique, sleek and contemporary design can be witnessed throughout and is not so much of a floating hotel but more of an on-water paradise, offering both tranquillity and fun to its guests.
Inspired by Zen gardens, the spacious interior was designed by Mauro Izzo who has stylishly blended a mix of light woods and floor to ceiling windows to not only provide unobstructed views but to let in an abundance of natural light.
It also features an incredible panoramic sundeck with a waterfall jacuzzi for the ultimate relaxation experience.
Alfa Nero is an 82m superyacht which has been making an incredibly loud impression since being built back in 2007.
Custom-built by Oceanco, she is a unique masterpiece comprising spectacular engineering, elegant craftsmanship and a spacious layout equipped with state-of-the-art systems. It is no wonder that she has won many design awards for her innovative approach.
Donning an interior of pale colours with pop art inspiration throughout, she also boasts a number of features including a beauty salon, spa, dining saloons, substantial terrace and pool floor that transforms into a dance floor.
On the top deck there is a gym with 180 degree windows to offer spectacular views whilst you partake in your morning workout.
Sunrays is an 85m yacht that was built by Oceanco back in 2010.
She is known for her elegant, sleek lines and striking turquoise exterior.
She has a ‘dagger’ motif reinforcing her strength and power inspired by Bjorn’s mirage concept.
The interior design was taken on by Terence Disdale Design who exceeded expectations through his use of rare finishes such as leathers, suedes, crushed shell and stunning hand carved doors.
There is plenty to keep you busy and entertained with its dancefloor, luxury spa, gym, beach club, beauty salon and top deck jacuzzi.
She also has an extensive collection of action packed sea toys offering you your own private water playground.
Namaste is a reasonably new 38m yacht that was built by Italian shipyard, Sanlorenzo, in 2019.
Her exterior is a stunning modern design with clean timeless lines and a subtle elegance. Albeit not the largest superyacht, she exudes sophistication.
Her modern interior spans over two levels and includes a mix of luxurious cabins, spacious decks, a jacuzzi and a sky lounge with panoramic views that offers plenty of opportunities to relax and dine alfresco.
The Italian design and well thought out layout of this vessel makes it perfect for relaxing, socialising and entertaining with family and friends.
Guilty may not be the biggest superyacht at only 35.3m in length but she is most definitely the loudest. Her striking exterior is a mirage of yellow, pink, and blue geometric shapes which look even more incredible when reflecting off the ocean.
The unique exterior design was created just for her by famous American artist Jeff Koons, and was inspired by naval camouflage.
The interior offers a complete contrast with all things white, its modern fixtures and fittings, and rooms filled with artwork from an abundance of famous artists.
Adastra is a tri-marine superyacht recognised for its futuristic and spaceship look that has left people wanting to see more.
Her deck and superstructure are made of carbon fibre, which is incredibly light making her perfect for exploring, island hopping and even venture into shallow bays.
The interior is a stunning take on Scandinavian chic with light honey oak wood, white woven fabrics, and a soft palette of blue and white to provide its guests with a light and airy living space. The aft deck has a number of large sun beds and an alfresco dining area.
This yacht is perfect for someone who is looking for something a little out of the ordinary.
Built by Italian yacht builder, Viareggio SuperYachts (VSY), 72m Stella Maris was delivered in 2013.
Her radical exterior was designed by Espen Oino International and comprises a steel hull, aluminium superstructure and features some of the most evolutionary technical achievements.
Her bold hull colour and grey tones are a definitive balance of innovation, technology, and comfort.
Her interior was designed by Michela Reverberi with the aim of bringing the outside in. Floor to ceiling windows flood the main cabins with natural light to provide a greater sense of space.
There are twin spa pools, a sauna, gym, hamman and spacious sun deck to relax. She is also the first superyacht to have a two-level vertical garden, making it the perfect environment for any nature lover.
Lady Moura was launched back in 1990. At 104m, she was known as one of the most expensive and innovative yachts in the world – undoubtedly setting the standards in yachting at that time.
Designed by Luigi Sturchio, her seven decks and expansive layout inside and out, makes her impressive to look at.
She can entertain 27 guests across 13 staterooms, a beach club, swimming pool, cinema, gym, two medical centres and uniquely, her own bakery – not something you see often on a superyacht!
She also carries many tenders and toys to entertain guests including her limousine tender so that you can arrive ship to shore in style.
Saluzi is 69m of colourful exterior design that sets a truly magical tone wherever it’s going. Ultimately designed for young at heart guests, she features a playful yet striking blue and pink design down her side.
The interior is like a chic floating beach-house teaming bright, bold and uplifting tones with eye-catching pops of colour from its fabrics and Original Li Jiwei artwork.
At sea, she can entertain up to 32 guests across her five decks featuring jacuzzis, an open-air cinema, six VIP suites, a piano bar lounge, karaoke bar and chic city rooftop bar – perfect for watching an evening’s sunset. When in port, she makes for the perfect event venue, catering for up to 250 guests.
JoyMe is a 50m superyacht, which was custom designed by Philip Zepter Yachts in Croatia. This tri-deck superyacht boasts a striking exterior developed by the Standby Studio and Marijana Radovic, using a special paint scheme of red and white, which highlights the vessels length and creates a truly dynamic and quirky impression.
She offers a truly unique yachting experience where each room on board evokes a different emotion or feeling through its vibrant décor inspired by pop art.
This stylish yacht has lots to offer its guests, including a sky lounge, hammam spa, fitness centre, Finnish spa and numerous water sport facilities… oh and a freestanding roll-top bath in one of its large bathrooms!
81m ROMea was launched in 2015 by esteemed German shipyard, Abeking & Rasmussen, and is an award-winning superyacht that offers some of the most unforgettable and luxurious charters in the world.
Her high-end interior was designed by Terence Disdale and is a blend of bronze, steel, glass, exquisite stonework and luxurious leather, complimented by neutral tones, bespoke contemporary furniture and original artwork throughout.
Her lower level features a dedicated ‘Wellness Zone’, a sleek black grand piano on the bride deck bar area and two movie theatres – there’s romance written all over her.
Tranquillity is a prestigious 91.5m superyacht that was constructed by Dutch builder, Oceanco.
Launched in 2014, she was awarded ‘Yacht of the Year over 82m’at the Superyacht Awards that same year and also has Ice-Class E, allowing her to explore most parts of the globe with ease.
Her sensational interior was created by Winch Design and has a subtle oriental influence which comprises a beautiful blend of bleached oak, bamboo, marble and gold leaf to create the ultimate relaxing atmosphere.
Among her special features is a gym with a sea terrace, a plunge pool and a Pilates studio floor that can be lowered to sea-level to create a heavenly indoor-outdoor atmosphere.
Sailing Yacht A is a unique 142.8m sail-assisted motor yacht that was built by German shipyard, Nobiskrug, in 2017.
Her unique and almost futuristic looking exterior was designed by Philip Starck – it features clean lines to the point you barely notice windows or hatches.
At a staggering 91m high, its tallest sail has an elevator inside.
She can carry an impressive 54 crew members over her eight decks which also boast a number of luxurious on board facilities including a unique one foot glass underwater observation pod in the keel of the vessel. This is the yacht for you if you like to make a statement!
Aviva is a multi-award winning 98.4m motor yacht built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2017.
Her strong steel hull lines, defined superstructure and two-tone exterior make her distinguishable and unique.
She also has an electric propulsion system making her eco-friendly compared to many of her counterparts, with a significant reduction in fuel usage on board.
The interior is split over an impressive four decks and offer an unmatched luxury environment. She has a full-sized padel tennis court that can also be used as a football pitch, one of the largest gyms to be built on a yacht, a beach club and stunning underwater lights that light her and the surrounding ocean up at night.
She boasts eight elegant suites that can accommodate up to sixteen guests and the capacity to carry up to 35 crew.
Flying Fox is an incredible multi-award winning 136m motor yacht that was built by German shipyard, Lürssen.
She catches eyes everywhere she goes with her six decks that tower an impressive 32 metres above the waterline. She is a truly unique vessel with a curvy dove grey exterior, light wood decking and twin helipads.
Inside she boasts a pristine neutral contemporary interior that offers a wealth of spacious living areas and features a movie theatre, beach club, gym, professional dive centre, 12m transverse pool and full exterior cooking station. There is also a luxury spa that spans over two floors and includes a cryosauna – now that’s different!
DB9 is an impressive 52.3m open yacht that was built by American shipyard, Palmer Johnson. Her sporty lines, sweeping curves and champagne exterior offer a completely unique and dynamic design that is sure to always stand out in a crowd.
Italian designer, Nuvolari Lenard, designed her interior into a stylish haven of clean lines, neutral tones, warm fabrics and exquisite furnishings.
She boasts a fabulous open-air cinema on the sundeck, a grand piano in the salon and three separate pool areas, including an in infinity-edge Jacuzzi on the sundeck. She also has a swim platform and overflowing toy box perfect for any water lover.
119m Motor Yacht ‘A’ was built in 2008 by Blohm and Voss and is considered one of the most characteristic luxury yachts in the world.
Her unique look was designed by Philippe Stark who took inspiration from the movement of waves and reflections of whales in the water.
Her interior is a masterpiece using wood furnishings and natural light to create a truly relaxing atmosphere.
Amongst her many impressive features are a helipad, three spa pools and a stern hatch that open up as a huge swimming platform over the sea.
The extreme design and length of this yacht will undoubtedly change the way we look at yachts forever.
Liberty is a 50m motor yacht built by Italian yacht builder ISA. Her dramatic dark grey hull and white exterior was inspired by the ocean and evokes a sense of power and sophistication in every aspect of her design.
The interior was designed by Rene Van Der Velden with each living space designed around nature.
Inspired by the ocean, each luxurious stateroom has a different theme of sea creatures and include seahorses, sharks, starfish, tortoises, shrimp and coral. What more can make you feel like you’re bobbing along on the bottom of the beautiful briny sea.
Christina O is one of the most iconic motor yachts ever launched, but started her life in World War II as a Canadian frigate.
The exterior stands out like no other due to its distinctive clipper bow, long smooth rounded white structure and trademark yellow funnel.
Her expansive interior and most recent refit has taken her back to her former glory, defining a new level of exclusivity. Boasting four magnificent salons, a dining area for 40 people, a beauty parlour, three cocktail bars and a famous swimming pool that can be converted into a dance floor – this classic vessel is perfect for anyone who loves to entertain.
As the governing body that oversees transport in Malta, TransportMalta is responsible for the regulation, control and administration of maritime related matters including, but not limited to, the manning and certification of crew, vessel registration and surveys.
To find out more about the Malta Ship Register, their services and the benefits they provide, check out our video.
The Isle of Man Ship Registry has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading registers of ships and superyachts, operating efficiently and consistently to exceed the standards expected of a modern flag state, to provide services which add real value to their clients in a rapidly changing global maritime environment.
Watch our video to find out more about the Isle of Man Ship Register and why is should be on your list of jurisdictions for vessel registration.
The mission of the Isle of Man Government’s Department for Enterprise is to create an environment for businesses in the Isle of Man, through innovation and collaboration, where the economy thrives.
The Department for Enterprise offer a range of business support schemes for businesses as they start, grow and invest in their enterprise in the Isle of Man.
Watch our videos to find out more.
The Financial Assistance Scheme provides a range of grants and soft loan support for New start-up businesses, Isle of Man businesses looking to expand and Businesses relocating to the Isle of Man.
The purpose of Micro Business Grant Scheme is to help foster local enterprise, help individuals take their first steps into self-employment and to assist in the creation and growth of small, viable, quality businesses on the Isle of Man.
The Business Improvement Scheme is designed to help businesses become more effective and efficient by engaging with external technical consultants to complete a range of business improvement projects.
The main purpose of the Enterprise Development Scheme is designed to help grow the Island’s economy and create jobs on-Island, by providing funding for businesses entering or in their commercial phase.
As the Isle of Man Government looks to expand the Island’s workforce to help to grow the economy and generate additional tax revenue, the Employee Relocation Incentive aims to encourage expansion by recognising the additional costs in recruiting off-island employees.