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Yacht Registration - United Kingdom

United Kingdom Yacht Registration

 

The UK is one of the world’s leading maritime locations and has 116 UK ports of registry.  This enables owners to secure their preferred yacht name.    The UK  register is regulated by the United Kingdom’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) 

Yacht Registration – United Kingdom

United Kingdom Yacht Registration

  • The UK is a neutral, politically stable sovereign state amongst the top performing flags on the Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU ‘White Lists’ for port state control
  • Government funded, operated, backed and staffed ship registry
  • Regulated by the United Kingdom’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)
  • Neutral port of registry marked on the vessel holding the reputation of a quality register that is familiar to port and customs authorities around the world
  • High service levels driven by a customer first service ethos resulting in quick turnaround of applications
  • Wealth of experience with thousands of vessels of all types and sizes current on the register
  • Competitive registry fees with no tonnage tax or other annual ship registry fees for yachts
  • European time zone
  • UK registration is valid internationally and documentation issued in English so widely understood.
  • Ability to obtain a provisional registration to cover vessel for navigation immediately after purchase
  • Part I of the register provides proof of title and enables the owner to register a mortgage on the vessel
  • Certificate of British Registry is valid for five years and at the end of the five years the process for renewing the registration for a further five years is very easy
  • British Consular services and support are available to UK registered vessels when sailing internationally
  • Yachts can be coded and operated as commercial charter yachts on the register
  • UK has minimal nationality restrictions giving yacht owners flexibility in whom they employ as crew onboard their vessel
  • UK registered yachts are entitled to diplomatic protection and consular assistance

United kingdom yacht registration

The UK is one of the world’s leading maritime locations and has 116 UK ports of registry.  This enables owners to secure their preferred yacht name.    The UK  register is regulated by the United Kingdom’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)

cayman islands yacht registration

The Cayman Islands is a non EU jurisdiction for VAT and crew employment and is frequently chosen by owners wishing to benefit from temporary admission when visiting EU waters.  The Ports of Registry are:George Town, The Creek and Bloody Bay.

isle of man yacht registration

The Isle of Man is a category 1 Red Ensign flag and is one of the most popular flags for both commercial and pleasure yacht registrations.  The Ports of registry are: Douglas, Peel, Castletown and Ramsey

jersey yacht registration

Jersey is a category 2 Red Ensign flag and is suited to yachts up to 400 GT.  The principal port of registry is Jersey.

guernsey yacht registration

The Guernsey registry is also part of the Red Ensign group is open to pleasure yachts up to 150 GT.  The principal port of registry is Guernsey.

malta yacht registration

Malta is the 6th largest ship registry in the world and is one of the most popular EU flags for yacht registration with circa 800 yachts registered.  Yachts of any size may register for pleasure use and yachts of 15 metres or more can register for commercial use.  The sole port of registry is Valletta.

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We offer a wide and competitive range of fixed fee pricing packages to suit yacht owners needs.  For more details, please contact one of our specialist team members for further guidance.

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