Boat and Yacht Registration in 12 Countries

We can register and flag your vessel in Malta, Delaware, Cayman Islands, BVI, Holland, Belgium, United Kingdom, Poland, Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Panama, Gibraltar & Langkawi

Boat & Yacht Registration in all jurisdictions and Radio / MMSI Registrations

We are the market leader in boat registrations around the world. Our clients want to register boats, jet ski’s or mega yachts. Some clients have an easy choice while others have a complex question as they employ crew or use there vessel for commercial activities. We can help you figure out where the best jurisdiction would be to register your yacht as there are many choices.

Where to register your boat?
When you purchase a motor or sailing vessel it is very important to decide on the best suitable country to register your yacht. There are many different countries that offer a favorable registration but each of them has pros and cons. It is important that you understand these before deciding on where to register. When you decide on a country to be registered, the vessel is subject to the laws of the country of registration. It is therefore important that the boat registration country you have registered in, offers the conveniences that you need.

The first thing to understand is that under which flag you sail has nothing to do with your nationality!
Most of the registrations we offer are available to any nationality. In some cases we need to put the ownership of your vessel in a new dormant company (that you own) in order to comply with the rules but this is only an advantage, as these companies also offer you protection from liability and have several other advantages.

Private use versus commercial use
It is also important to know that some countries have an easy registration for private use vessels but not for commercial vessels. We can currently register your boat for commercial use in Poland, Langkawi, Gibraltar, Panama, Cayman Islands, the United Kingdom, British Virgen Islands (BVI) or Malta.

We register boats in many jurisdictions
Let us register your boat in the country that is best suited for your vessel. We currently offer registrations in Poland, Holland, Cayman Islands, British Virgen Islands (BVI), Langkawi, Panama, Gibraltar, Belgium, Delaware, Malta, and the United Kingdom. Have a look at our detailed guide to get an idea which country is best for you or if you need advice, contact us by phone, WhatsApp, real time chat or email.

Let us take care of your mandatory Radio & MMSI license from 149 Euro / $169 USD
We can register your vessel but we also take care of your MMSI & radio license. In most jurisdictions that we register boats it is fairly simple to obtain a MMSI & radio license but in some the red tape is not worth it.

In those countries we can provide you with same-day delivery of an MMSI radio license in order to use an MMSI, ATIS, and Callsign for your vessel. This official radio license, that will be issued by the UK Telecom Authorities, will license you to use a VHF, AIS, and EPIRB on your boat AND IT DOES NOT MATTER UNDER WHICH FLAG YOU ARE REGISTERED. The license will be valid for 10 years as long as you don’t have changes in your equipment!

See here for more information on MMSI / Radio license options



 

Poland

Express Service 2 Days

From469 EUR

  • Provisional registration in 2 days
  • Valid around the world
  • Official Flag Registration
  • Possible for all nationalities
  • No yacht survey needed
  • No Maritime restrictions
  • Includes all translations
  • Valid for Life!
  • Price includes all maritime fees
  • Personal, bareboat & commercial use
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Delaware (USA)

From185 USD

  • Registration in 3 days
  • Price includes all maritime fees
  • Valid around the world
  • Official Flag Registration
  • Possible for all nationalities
  • 24 hour - LLC setup possible
  • No yacht survey (if under 24m)
  • No Maritime restrictions
  • Includes all translations
  • Valid for 1 or 3 years
  • Personal use registration only
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Langkawi

Langkawi

From728 USD

  • Valid for life of boat
  • Price includes all maritime fees
  • Valid around the world
  • No survey in most cases
  • Can register remotely
  • Low setup cost
  • Fast setup time (5 days)
  • Register as private or entity
  • UK LTD. or Delaware LLC. entity possible
  • Good reputation / White listed IMO
  • Easy renewals
  • Personal, bareboat & commercial use
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United Kingdom

From549 GBP

  • Valid around the world
  • Official Flag Registration
  • Possible for all nationalities
  • Registration from 3 days
  • Register as person or entity
  • Includes LTD. setup cost if needed
  • No Maritime restrictions
  • Flag jurisdiction with good reputation
  • Valid for 5 years
  • Personal, bareboat & commercial use
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British Virgin Islands

From1250 USD

  • Valid around the world
  • Official Flag Registration
  • Possible for all nationalities
  • Mortgage protection for lenders
  • Register as person or entity
  • British consular and navy assistance
  • No Maritime restrictions
  • Flag jurisdiction with good reputation
  • White listed on IMO
  • Personal, bareboat & commercial use
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Gibraltar

From£1150 GBP

  • Price includes all maritime fees
  • Valid Worldwide
  • 24 hour registration possible
  • Tonnage survey can be done anywhere
  • No company formation needed
  • Mortgage protection for lenders
  • Under British maritime protection
  • Flag jurisdiction with good reputation
  • Outside of the EU VAT zone
  • Personal, bareboat & commercial use
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Cayman Islands

From1499 USD

  • Valid around the world
  • Tax free offshore jurisdiction
  • No nationality restrictions of crew
  • Mortgage protection for lenders
  • Reputable flag jurisdiction
  • British consular and navy assistance
  • Offices around the world
  • Flag jurisdiction with good reputation
  • White listed on IMO
  • Personal, bareboat & commercial use
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Panama

From$995 USD

  • Valid world wide
  • All nationalities available
  • Register as private or company
  • No survey needed
  • MMSI radio license incl.
  • Registration for 2 years
  • Register in 24 hours
  • No VAT on the purchase of yacht
  • NO maritime restrictions
  • No survey needed (up to 20yrs old)
  • Personal, bareboat & commercial use
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Malta

From780 EUR

  • Valid around the world
  • Official Flag Registration
  • Possible for all nationalities
  • Registration from 2 days
  • No tax on income or crew
  • No Maritime restrictions
  • Flag jurisdiction with good reputation
  • Valid for 1 year - easy renewal
  • Mortgage protection for lenders
  • Personal, bareboat & commercial use
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Netherlands (ICP national reg.)

From299 EUR

  • Only available for Dutch residents
  • Price includes all maritime fees
  • Proof of boat ownership only
  • Low registration cost
  • Registration in just 3 days
  • No yacht survey needed
  • No Maritime restrictions
  • No VAT payment proof needed
  • Valid for 2 years
  • Valid for some EU countries
  • Personal use only
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Netherlands (International Reg.)

From1699 EUR

  • Available for all nationalities
  • Valid for Life
  • Express service 1 to 3 weeks
  • No annual boat taxes
  • Valid worldwide
  • Cadastre registration
  • High reputation IMO
  • Low annual costs
  • Microdots available
  • All translations included
  • Personal & bareboat use
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Belgium

From275 EUR

  • Only available for Belgium residents
  • Valid around the world
  • Official Flag Registration
  • Registration in just 1 to 4 weeks
  • No yacht inspection needed
  • No Maritime restrictions
  • No VAT payment proof needed
  • Valid for 5 years
  • Register as Belgium company or person
  • Easy renewal every 5 years
  • Personal, bareboat & commercial use
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Marshall Islands

  • Low registration cost
  • Valid Worldwide
  • White listed with good reputation
  • No tax on profits from the operation
  • Available for all yachts over 12 M
  • Around the clock maritime support
  • Maritime offices around the world
  • Mortgage protection for lenders
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Cook Islands

  • Low registration cost
  • Valid Worldwide
  • Entitled to British consular support
  • No survey if under 24 M
  • Fast 3 day registration
  • No company formation needed
  • Under British maritime protection
  • Fees include MMSI and call sign
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Tuvalu

  • Provisional registration in 24 hours
  • Available to all nationalities
  • IMO white listed with good reputation
  • Valid around the world
  • No tax on profits or dividends
  • Available for bareboat charters
  • Available for commercial vessels
  • Mortgage protection for lenders
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St Vincent

  • Available to all nationalities
  • IMO white listed with good reputation
  • No tax on profits or dividends
  • Valid around the world
  • Available for bareboat charters
  • Available for commercial vessels
  • Mortgage registration possible
  • Vessel age be less then 18 years
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Cyprus

  • No tax on profits from operation
  • No income tax on wages of crew
  • Possible for all nationalities
  • Favourable tonnage tax scheme
  • No stamp duty on ship mortgage
  • Maritime offices around the world
  • Mortgage protection for lenders
  • Official EU flag registration
  • Personal, bareboat & commercial use
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Seychelles

  • Available to all nationalities
  • Usually setup with Seychelles IBC
  • No tax on profits or dividends
  • No tax payable on the salaries
  • Valid around the world
  • Not available for commercial vessels
  • Mortgage registration possible
  • Vessel age be less then 15 years
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Boat Registration Guide - Where To Register You Boat

The first thing to understand is that under which flag you sail has nothing to do with your nationality! Most registrations we offer are available to any nationality. In some cases, we need to put the ownership of your vessel in a new dormant company (that you own) in order to comply with the rules but this is only an advantage, as this company ownership also offers you liability protection as well as other advantages.

The Polish flag is probably our best value flag as the registration process is simple, inexpensive & fast. There are no surveys to be done, if your vessel is under 24 meters. The best part is; you get the registration for life, so no more renewals! Since Poland is a full European Union member, this flag document is accepted anywhere in the world and comes in 4 languages. We can get your provisional registration in 2 days and it is valid immediately. We take care of the whole process for you and translate all your current boat papers into Polish, as part of our fee. Our all-inclusive fee is from €469 and it is available for all nationalities (available for private use & bareboat charters)
For details read Polish Flag Registration

The Delaware (USA) registration is very straight forward as well with minimal paperwork, inexpensive, no survey needed and can be obtained within 2 to 3 days. It is valid around the world and is highly recommended. Our all-inclusive fee is from $199 and it is available for all nationalities (available for private use)
For details read Delaware (USA) Flag Registration

The Langkawi (Malaysia) registration. This registration is quickly becoming one of the most sought after flag registrations. The reason is simple; it is a red ensign flag, inexpensive, no surveys are needed and can be obtained in a couple of days. It is issued as a flag with a good reputation and is becoming the flag of choice for a lot of vessel owners. Our all-inclusive fee is from $728 and it is available for all nationalities (available for private use, commercial & bareboat charters)
For details read Langkawi Flag Registration

The United Kingdom (UK) registration entitles you to fly the red ensign flag which is held in high regard within the maritime community. The paperwork is straight forward and the flag is valid for 5 years and offers a very easy renewal process. The registration is similar in the UK for both private use as well as for commercial use and the fees are the same. The United Kingdom does require a survey but this survey can be done in your own home country. Our all-inclusive fee is from £549 and it is available for all nationalities (available for private use, commercial & bareboat charters)
For details read our UK Flag Registration

The Dutch (Holland) ZEEBRIEF official registration is a real flag registration that is accepted worldwide. This registration requires a surveyor of the Dutch maritime authority to visit your boat wherever it is located. (You pay for these travel cost separately) However, while you arrange for this survey, we can get you a provisional registration that is fully valid in 1 to 3 weeks. Our all-inclusive fee is €1699 and it is available for all nationalities (available for private use & bareboat charters)
For details read Dutch (Holland) ZEEBRIEF Registration

The Dutch (Holland) ICP registration. As per January 1, 2021 the Dutch ICP will only be issued to residents of Holland. All existing licenses that are currently valid for 2 years will not be effected by this new law until they are due for renewal. The Dutch ICP is actually a document of ownership but in that capacity, is accepted in most European countries when arriving in a port and handing over your documents. The country’s in Europe where the Dutch ICP is not accepted are Spain, Italy and Portugal. The Dutch ICP document can be obtained in 3 days, so it is ideal if you are Dutch and just bought a boat in another country and need to bring it home to where you live within Europe. Our all-inclusive fee is €299 (available for private use)
For details read Dutch (Holland) ICP Registration

The Panama registration is the largest in the world. The paperwork is straight forward and the flag is valid for 2 years with an very easy renewal process. The good news is that Panama does NOT require a survey. Our all-inclusive fee is from $995 and it is available for all nationalities (available for private use, commercial & bareboat charters)
For details read Panama Flag Registration

The Gibraltar registration entitles you to fly the red ensign flag which is held in high regard within the maritime community. The paperwork is straight forward and the flag is valid for 5 years and offers a very easy renewal process. The registration is similar in Gibraltar for both private use as well as for commercial use and the fees are the same. The Gibraltar registration does require a measurement & tonnage survey (very basic) but this survey can be done in your own home country. Our all-inclusive fee is from £1150 and it is available for all nationalities (available for private use, commercial & bareboat charters)
For details read Gibraltar Flag Registration

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) registration entitles you to fly the red ensign flag which is held in high regard within the maritime community. The paperwork is straight forward and offers a easy renewal process. The BVI does require a survey & tonnage certificate but this survey can be done in your own home country. Our all-inclusive fee is from $1250 and it is available for all nationalities (available for private use, commercial & bareboat charters)
For details read BVI Flag Registration

The Cayman Islands registration entitles you to fly the red ensign flag also which is held in high regard within the maritime community. The paperwork does require a survey & tonnage certificate but this survey can be done in your own home country. Our all-inclusive fee is from $1499 and it is available for all nationalities (available for private use, commercial & bareboat charters)
For details read Cayman Islands Flag Registration

The Belgium registration. As per September 1, 2019 the Belgium registration will only be issued to residents of Belgium or companies owned for at least 50% by Belgium citizens. All existing licenses that are currently valid for 5 years will not be effected by this new law until they are due for renewal. Our all-inclusive fee is from €699 (available for private use, commercial & bareboat charters)
For details read Belgium Flag Registration

The Malta flag is also available for any nationality but is used more by boat owners with larger yachts or for commercial operations as the fees are a bit higher than most other jurisdictions. Our all-inclusive fee is from €780 and it is available for all nationalities (available for private use, commercial & bareboat charters)
For details read Malta Flag Registration

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