The requirements to complete the registration of the vessel will vary depending on the type of registration that is applied for (e.g. pleasure, commercial, bareboat charter) and the dimensions of the yacht. Typically yachts of over 24 meters in lengh will be required to present extra documentation and surveys to the respective Shipping Registry.
Generally, the procedure and requested documents would include the following requirements:
- The proposed name for the yacht is cleared with the Port of Registry.
- The yacht must have a Certificate of Survey carried out by a recognized classification society (e.g. Bureau Veritas, RINA, YBDSA, Det Norske Veritas etc).
- For new yachts, a Builders Certificate must be produced and for a pre-owned yacht a notarised Bill of Sale (both in order to prove title or ownership over the vessel).
- If the vessel has been previously registered, cancellation of registration will be required and the original deletion certificate will need to be submitted to the Registry together with the application forms for the re-registration.
As Registration Agents, RegisterAYacht.com can attend to all these matters to ensure that the correct procedures are followed and the correct forms are submitted for registration purposes.