Ezio Dal Maso


Ezio started his career in yachting in Venice then moved to Paris where now leads the Stephenson Harwood yacht practice.

He specialises in transactional work and usually represent buyers, sellers and builders on all aspects of shipbuilding, as well as on the sale and purchase of second-hand yachts. He has extensive experience of negotiating with shipyards, designers and contractors throughout the world.

He also regularly advises financial institutions and investors in connection with pre- and post-delivery financings and general banking arrangements.

He is a regular contributor to webinars, articles and events on yachting and shipping finance.

Ezio speaks Italian, English and French. He is qualified in England and Wales and admitted to the French and Italian bars.


  • Advising a private client on the construction of a 58 meter superyacht with an innovative design and diesel-electric hybrid power built by Tankoa Yachts S.p.A, an Italian yard based in Genoa (Italy).
  • Advising a European client on the building contract for an about 45 meter sailing yacht with Vitters.
  • Advising a French client on the sale of a 50m motoryacht.
  • Advising the lender on the pre-delivery and Italian construction mortgage security relating to a 75 meter yacht to be built in Italy.
  • Advising a North European client on the purchase and lease financing of a Boat International award winner sailing yacht.
  • Assisting the owners on registration and chartering arrangements.
  • Assisting Italian yacht builders on financing their working capital needs during the construction of maxi-yachts.