(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)
0044 (0)1590 679 222
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80
0046 304 694 000
The Berthon Sales Group is open for business, working within the market place and observing COVID-19 best practices for the safety of our clients and our staff.
As an international brokerage sales group, offering a truly local and personal service in all our locations, below is a short description of the restrictions in operation in each of our offices. We will be updating this information regularly.
In locations where yacht viewings are permitted, you and your party will be asked to wear facemasks, which we will provide for you. We will observe reasonable distancing throughout the yacht inspection.
With the Omicron variant now in circulation, it is now mandatory in the UK for us to wear face masks in shops and on public transport. We continue to keep Covid protocols in place to keep both our staff and clients as safe as possible, including the wearing of masks on site. We are open 7 days a week to carry out yacht viewings, and do so observing normal protocols. We ask that you wear a face mask below decks and observe normal social distancing rules. However, for those still unable to visit or travel, FaceTime viewings remain a popular alternative and we are always here to support and chat to our clients via phone, email, WhatsApp, Skype, and so on. We remain open for business and always welcome the opportunity to chat about yachts.
Sanitary passports (vaccine or covid test) are now required in France to access culture and leisure venues, as well as to visit bars, restaurants, hospitals, trains, planes and some commercial centres.
Summer has been beautiful and busy here on the Côte d’Azur, with all planned deliveries of yachts to new owners now completed. Yacht viewings for those who can reach us can take place, whilst respecting social distancing protocols of course (limited numbers of people on-board, wearing masks etc.), and virtual viewings via FaceTime are always possible. We are of course available and delighted to chat to our clients about boats via phone at any time.
Most Covid restrictions have now ceased in Sweden. However, vaccination certificates are now required to access sport or music venues welcoming more than 100 visitors. The recommendation remains for non-vaccinated persons to avoid crowded venues and events.
Our Sales Office is open to clients and we are enjoying the Winter season. We welcome clients for real time viewings but recommend viewing yachts digitally before viewing in person.
A decrease in Covid cases across the Balearic Islands and specifically in Mallorca has allowed for a relaxation in restrictions. Wearing masks either outside or in enclosed public spaces is no longer mandatory as long as 1.5m social distancing can be maintained. Hospitality venues (bars, restaurants, clubs, etc.) must close no later than 2 am and a maximum of 8 people can share a restaurant table.
Our offices continue to work with COVID-19 best practice, keeping safe distances, wearing masks and working behind Perspex screens. We are happy to conduct yacht viewings with Covid best practices. However, for those who continue to find travel difficult, we are happy to offer virtual yacht viewings also. We can also organise surveys and third party inspections.
With the new Omicron variant in circulation, we are not sure when and if the USA will shut down travel again. Masks are still being requested in stores, banks and indoor environments. And in some states, proof of vaccination is required to enter a restaurant as well as many of the private clubs. There is not the shutdown that there was in early 2020, but we are still having supply chain difficulties. We are happy to conduct Covid safe, real time yacht viewings as well as virtual viewings for those unable to visit.
With fair winds from the whole Berthon Team – who are keeping calm and carrying on! Please stay safe and well.