Ocean Blue Legal

Are you looking for first-class and personalised service in the highly niche and complex area of yachts and superyachts? At Ocean Blue Legal, we are committed to providing hands-on personal service, tailored to meet the needs of our individual clients.

We personalise our approach, to steer our clients through diverse legal and commercial challenges, to ensure they can overcome any obstacles that may arise.

Yachts and superyachts are valuable assets, subject to ever-changing laws and regulations. We understand how important it is to have someone who not only understands our client’s goals, but who can assist in protecting their interests and ensure a smooth, trouble-free transaction.

At Ocean Blue Legal we have a commercial mindset and we appreciate the need to provide prompt, pragmatic advice. We aim to find cost-effective solutions, that best suit our client’s needs.


Emma has extensive international experience advising and consulting to a variety of participants in the yacht and superyacht industry around the globe.

She is well versed in the law pertaining to yachts and superyachts and can provide specialist advice and consultancy services on all aspects of yacht-related legal issues, including the unique peculiarities of Australian law and simply privately sailing, chartering or employing superyacht crew in Australia.

A Member of the Superyacht Group Great Barrier Reef, Emma has a broad legal practice that focuses on marine transactional work, including; yacht sale and purchase, yacht chartering and general yacht contracts, new build transactions, yacht registration and general regulatory issues, employment, insurance and general ownership of yachts and superyachts.  


General superyacht and yacht regulatory Advice

Great Barrier Reef Compliance

Import, Customs and Tax

Foreign and Australian Registration

Cross Border Transactions

Drafting and negotiating Terms of Contract

Sale and Purchase

Construction Contracts

Repair and Refit

Project Management Agreements

Charterparty Agreements including Demise Charters

Crew Agreements and employment issues

Offshore Delivery

Confidentiality Agreements

Marine Insurance