YMCA Yachting is an independent consultancy company in the yachting sector, which provides its clients with maritime guidance, focused particularly on fiscal aspects, customs and excise.

With our extensive knowledge of yachting and our network of maritime professionals, partners and specialist lawyers, we help yacht owners and related parties to conform to European and notably French regulations.

Our unique expertise allows us to provide a tailored solution adapted to each yacht and owner with consideration to European and French regulations in the yachting sector.

Our final objective is to ensure that yachting remains a pleasure.

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Our team

For many years, YMCA Yachting has been the intermediary between the customs authorities, the administrative organizations and the yachting industry throughout France and also Europe.

For more than 20 years, the YMCA team have been highly sought after advisors in the world of yachting.


Amongst his responsibilities as the Operations manager, David will assist all yachting professionals to carry out import and export formalities for vessels willing to operate in EU waters and will provide assistance and mediation services during litigations with Customs authorities.

With a Master’s degree in Tax and Asset Management as well a Master’s degree in Private Law, he will provide consultancy services to clients in need.

He was working as an in-house lawyer in private banking before joining YMCA Yachting.

Caroline CARLIN

Caroline who has been part of the team for many years has acquired a strong experience in Customs and Tax. Even if Caroline started out in yachting with a penchant for performance sailing yachts, there is no secret that she has been seduced by luxury yachting! Caroline coordinates everything! She became a master of the art when it comes to filling out custom formalities. She is able to find a solution to any problem. Besides, her capacity to liaise with custom authorities ensures serenity for all our clients.  This is a woman of 1,001 skills, capable of handling, organizing and regulating every part of this company.


YMCA Yachting was created by Thierry Voisin who is now acting as Founder & Chairman, after transmitting his experience and knowledge to his team through the years.

Thierry Voisin was immersed in the world of yachting from a very young age. His career started at the heart of the family business at the Voisin shipyard at Villefranche sur Mer just next to Nice. After acquiring solid training and experience in the refit,
repairs and construction of yachts, he created his own company providing yacht charter, sales brokerage and management.