(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 remains open, 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.
All restrictions have now been lifted in the UK. However, with the virus still in circulation, we will continue to do keep some Covid protocols in place to keep both our staff and clients as safe as possible, including the wearing of masks on site. With the summer now here, we are delighted to be welcoming back our clients and carrying out real time yacht viewings. 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.
We are happy to no longer have the imposition of curfews here in France. However, sanitary passports (vaccine or covid test) are required in order to access culture and leisure venues holding over 50 people. From August, sanitary passports will also be required for visiting bars, restaurants, hospitals, trains, planes and some commercial centres.
We are enjoying a beautiful summer here on the Côte d’Azur, with new owners taking deliveries of their yachts as planned. 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.
Following some adjustments to existing restrictions, we have seen a decrease in Covid cases and hospitalisations here in Sweden. The vaccination program is going well, with the number of people vaccinated steadily increasing.
Our Sales Office is open to clients and we are enjoying the summer season. We recommend viewing yachts digitally before viewing in person and will employ Covid safe protocols for any live yacht viewings.
COVID cases have seen a large spike in the last weeks after the introduction of tourists, both national and international. The state of alarm has come to an end but some restrictions are still in place. Wearing masks outside is not mandatory as long as a social distance of 1.5 meters can be guaranteed.
From 24th July, those who are not from the same house hold will be banned from meeting indoors or outdoors between 01.00 and 06.00. Closing time for bars, restaurants, cocktail bars, games rooms and cafes will be 01:00, with a maximum of 4 people per table allowed inside and 8 outside.
Our offices continue to work with COVID-19 best practice, keeping safe distances, wearing masks and working behind Perspex screens. Free travel for clients remains our biggest issue for yacht sales. However yacht tours via video, Zoom, FaceTime etc are increasingly popular and we are delighted to offer this to clients who are unable to visit. We can also organise surveys and third party inspections.
Following a successful vaccine role out, we are delighted that life in Rhode Island is now getting back to normal. Restaurants are pretty much back to full capacity,with masks required only by unvaccinated people to be worn whilst moving around. The Berthon USA team are all now fully vaccinated which is a huge bonus, meaning we no longer have to mask-up. Whilst quarantine rules still remain in place between some States, the team are now allowed to travel. We can confirm that yacht viewings are firmly back on and we are looking forward to a splendid summer! For those of you unable to visit, we continue to conduct virtual viewings aboard our yachts.
With fair winds from the whole Berthon Team – who are keeping calm and carrying on! Please stay safe and well.