Bachmann Group Yacht Agency: Welcome to Guernsey!
Bachmann Group was founded in Guernsey in 1974 and remain based on the beautiful Channel Island to this day. For more than four decades, we have been offering services and assistance to the owners and crews of yachts that visit Guernsey and the nearby islands on Herm, Sark and Alderney.
The Channel Islands have much to offer to visiting yachts. Guernsey is a Crown Dependency which is not part of the UK or EU: this provides the island with an independent status that allows us to provide many advantages. These include freedom from VAT and government service taxes, the provision of helpful and understanding customs services and the ability to sell marine gas oil without the inclusion of tax duty.
Guernsey lies a mere 20 miles off the Normandy coast of France, just a stone's throw from the English Channel's major shipping lanes. The island is the most northerly that is able to receive superyachts into its harbours. Extremely well connected when it comes to transport links, Guernsey has daily flights to major airports and regular ferry services, allowing for fast, efficient changes of crew.
Lying just 20 miles off France's Normandy coast, the island is an extremely short distance from the major shipping lanes that run through the English Channel. Guernsey is in fact the most northerly island that has the capability to accept superyachts into its harbours. The island boasts superlative transport links, with daily flights to Manchester, Gatwick and Heathrow airports as well as regular ferry services to France and the UK: these amenities allow for the most rapid and efficient crew changes.
Located just 100m away from St Peter Port Harbour, the Bachmann Group headquarters is ideally placed to help visitors enjoy their stay here in a variety of ways. We offer a comprehensive suite of services to the owners, crews and guests of visiting yachts, including:
- Customs and Immigration. We can help you deal with things like navigational laws, clearances, imports/exports, charter regulations and temporary importation. Anyone joining a vessel through Guernsey will enjoy a fast and seamless experience.
- Provisioning. Often referred to as a 'gourmet's paradise', Guernsey has some of the finest restaurants in the world. We can source products of the very best quality from our network of local vendors and deliver them straight to your yacht.
- Bunkers. We have built strong working relationships with Guernsey-based fuel providers and can arrange to supply competitively-priced fuel to your vessel at your convenience.
- Concierge. We are passionate about providing you with the very best possible experience during your stay. Whether you need an experienced, knowledgeable guide around the island, guaranteed bookings at the best restaurants or simply transport to the airport, our team will work tirelessly to ensure your requirements are met and exceeded.