Shipping, Aircraft and Space

The Isle of Man has a long established presence in the global shipping industry. Isle of Man companies are active owners and operators of some of the largest ships in the world and the Isle of Man shipping registry is recognised globally as setting a high benchmark for standards and efficiency. The Isle of Man is also home to many privately owned mega yachts, and there are a number of local specialist service providers who deal with yacht finance, crewing, chartering and operations.

The Isle of Man aircraft register is one of the fastest growing in the world with over 500 registrations from a standing start in 2007. The register is used by owners of private and corporate aircraft but is not open to commercial operators. Many of the aircraft registered are held in Isle of Man structures, and there is a sizable local sector which can provide the necessary financial and commercial advice.

The Isle of Man space commerce industry has attracted global headlines, with recognised players involved in the ownership and operation of satellites. One of the attractions is the absence of insurance premium tax in the Isle of Man which can result in material savings in operating cost over the lifetime of a space vehicle.

We provide audit, advisory and tax services to some of the key players in these industries.


Shipping, Aircraft and Space

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Our experts analyse every aspect of your business, providing real value and underpinning investor confidence. Whether fulfilling your obligation for a statutory audit, keeping up with corporate reporting, resolving complex accounting issues or transitioning to IFRS we can help.

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PwC is renowned for the depth and quality of its tax expertise. Our team in the Isle of Man works with a broad range of clients to achieve effective solutions by combining industry insight with technical expertise.

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With more than 25 years of experience in the Isle of Man market, solid credentials and a dedicated team of people combining deep industry knowledge and professional experience, we believe our consultants are best placed to assist you in driving your business beyond.

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Andrew Dunn

Andrew Dunn

Partner, PwC Isle of Man

Tel: + 44 (0) 1624 689694

Ferran Munoz-Lopez

Ferran Munoz-Lopez

Partner, Advisory Leader, PwC Isle of Man

Tel: +44 (0) 1624 689687