Hong Kong Boat Registration

  • Efficient: Quick registration process
  • Online Convenience: Entire procedure done online
  • Simplicity: Fast and straightforward process
  • Extended Validity: Registration valid for 1 year
  • Global Access: Open to any nationality
  • Commercial Use: Suitable for commercial yachts
  • Affordability: Low registration costs
  • Rental-Ready: Suitable for private yacht rentals
  • MMSI License Assistance Available
  • Inclusive: Sworn translation included in the price
  • Flexibility: No restrictions on ownership/crew nationalities


Hong Kong Yacht Registration

Yacht Registration under the Hong Kong Flag

The Hong Kong Shipping Register (HKSR) is a register of ships that are owned or operated by companies based in Hong Kong. It is recognized as one of the leading shipping registers in the world and is known for its high standards and efficient administration. The HKSR is overseen by the Marine Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government and operates under the Merchant Shipping (Registration) Ordinance.

Benefits of registering with the HKSR include:

As a member of the HKSR, ships can operate on international shipping routes.

The HKSR is recognized by international maritime organizations, including the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Paris MoU on Port State Control.

It has a well-established and efficient administrative process, allowing for quick and straightforward registration and renewal.

Ship owners and operators registered with the HKSR can benefit from Hong Kong's favorable tax regime.

HKSR provides technical support and advice to ship owners and operators, including on issues related to safety and compliance.

Documents required to register the boat:

  • A copy of the owner’s Identity, such as a passport or Hong Kong ID card.
  • A bill of sale or equivalent paperwork demonstrating that the applicant is the boat's legitimate owner.
  • A safety regulation compliance certificate, such as a safety survey certificate, issued by an acknowledged institution.
  • A current insurance policy that protects the vessel and its use in Hong Kong waterways.

How long it will take to register my yacht?

We can provide you the provisional registration within 5-7 days and you will get the original papers within 4-6 weeks.