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April 2024 – The Triton Nautical News “Safeguarding Art During a Yacht Refit”


Bellissima CEO Quoted in The Tritan’s article “Safeguarding Art During a Yacht Refit”

Handling fine art during a yacht refit presents challenges, requiring careful planning and coordination. Captains must decide whether the art stays on board or is removed, considering factors like vessel location, owner details, and refit duration. Susan McGregor, CEO of Bellissima Fine Art & Services, emphasizes the importance of planning ahead in this process, stating, “The most important thing is to really plan ahead. It’s not the first thing people think about, but it’s usually the first step in the refit process.” McGregor highlights that art is sensitive to its environment and should be stored securely.

Moving art during a refit involves considerations such as specialist storage options ashore, climate control, security, and insurance. McGregor recommends professional handling and storage to mitigate risks, especially for high-value art. The full article also touches on legal and regulatory aspects, including tax implications, cultural heritage considerations, and insurance coverage for fine art during refits. Read Lauren Beck’s article “Safeguarding Art During a Yacht Refit” at The Triton’s website

Bellissima provides installation, packing, custom crating, shipping and storage of fine art and furnishings. For more information, contact us.

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