Yacht Agency and Fuelling - Channel Islands
Bachmann has been assisting visiting yachts to Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney and our other islands since 1974. Today we are a major international marine services provider, however, we have not forgotten how we started and we are still here to assist visiting yachts to our beautiful islands.
From our office just 300m from St Peter Port Harbour, our dedicated team of over 40 staff are here to help and look after all your needs as well as those of your guests and crew.
Guernsey and the other Channel Islands have so much to offer the visiting yacht. Guernsey is a Crown Dependency and as such is not part of the UK nor has it ever been part of the EU. This in its own right has many benefits; Duty-Free Marine Gas Oil, no VAT or other Government service taxes, fantastic transport links (daily flights to London, Southampton and Manchester) for a fast efficient crew change, daily ferry services to the UK and France, an understanding and helpful customs service and most of all a friendly and welcoming people.
Guernsey lies around 20 miles off the Normandy coast of France, a very short diversion from the main shipping lanes through the English Channel and is the most northerly island that can accept SupetYachts into its harbours. Being a self-supporting island community, we are experienced at being able to supply all your needs, including;
Customs and Immigration
It is our business to provide you with customized consulting services, for all Customs issues such as navigational laws, clearance, spares import and export, charter regulations advice, TPA (temporary importation) and much more. As Guernsey is part of the Common Border Agreement between the UK, Ireland IOM and the Channel Islands, guests and crew arriving or joining the vessel though Guernsey will have very little problems.
While there is no VAT or Duty on Marine fuel in Guernsey, a stop in Guernsey provides Customs Endorsed Channel Islands Arrival, being a confirmed exit from the EU/UK, as is required for renewing any EU Temporary Admission VAT waiver.
Guernsey has some of the finest restaurants in the British Isles and as such we are able to source the highest quality products from local vendors depending on their specialty and their pricing, saving you time and delivering the best products to your galley, in the best condition.
We work with the largest Guernsey-based fuel distributor, Rubis, who has one the largest global networks as "physical suppliers" in Marine bunkering. Together we are able to offer Superyachts some of the lowest fuel and lubricant prices across Europe .
Yacht Concierge Services
We want to make sure you get the most of your stay in Guernsey and will work around the clock to make sure you have everything need for your yacht, your guests and your crew. Whether you need the best table in the best restaurant, a guide to show you the history of our island or transport to the airport, just tell us what you need and we will take care of everything.
At Bachmann’s, we are entirely at your disposal. Our Concierge service exists just to enable you to get the maximum enjoyment and convenience out of your stay in Guernsey.
For further information, please contact Ben Mahy or one of the below:
Telephone +44(0) 1481 731059
24 Hour Port Agents
Telephone +44 (0)7781 404821