Marshall Islands, Liberia, Panama, Malta, UK

Yatservis carries out the Flag State Registration procedures for your yacht.

We can register the newly purchased or new-built boat for you and choose the Flag State together.

If you want or have to change the flag of your current boat, Yatservis is at your service. We carry out foreign flag registration together and help you keep the records and fulfill the procedures.

Yatservis also acts as an intermediary for the company transactions required for your boat’s foreign flag and for you to establish it in that country.

Do you want to sail comfortably in international waters near or far away and enter ports and marinas without any problems?

If you are tired of unnecessary procedures, taxes and information pollution in technical matters, you can get advice from Yatservis.

Many flags, including the American Flag, impose periodic entry requirements into their waters. In fact, you must be a citizen of that state.

We can select the Flag State that does not require entry into its own waters and carry out all its operations on your behalf.

A foreign flagged yacht can stay in Turkey for 5 years. At the end of 5 years, it is necessary to visit a foreign port at least once. Yatservis can make this journey for you with its experienced captains.

Yacht registry, also known as a yacht register or yacht registry database, is a formal record maintained by a government authority or an authorized organization that documents ownership, registration, and other pertinent information about yachts and vessels. Here’s a breakdown of what it typically involves:

Ownership Information: The registry includes details about the owners of the yacht, such as their names, addresses, and contact information. This information is crucial for establishing legal ownership and for communication purposes.

Vessel Details: The registry contains comprehensive information about the yacht itself, including its make, model, dimensions, hull identification number , registration number, and other identifying characteristics. This information helps distinguish one vessel from another and aids in identification and tracking.

Registration Documents: Yacht registries issue registration documents, certificates of ownership, and other legal documents that confirm the vessel’s registration and ownership status. These documents serve as proof of ownership and are often required for international travel and customs clearance.

Flagging: Yacht owners can choose to register their vessel under the flag of a particular country, which determines the vessel’s legal jurisdiction and regulatory requirements. The choice of flag state may be influenced by factors such as tax considerations, regulatory frameworks, and operational preferences.

Compliance and Regulations: Yacht registries ensure that registered vessels comply with relevant regulations, safety standards, and environmental requirements. They may conduct inspections, audits, and surveys to verify compliance and address any deficiencies or non-compliance issues.

Taxation and Duties: Yacht registries may be involved in the assessment and collection of taxes, duties, and fees related to yacht ownership and operation. They provide guidance to yacht owners on tax liabilities, exemptions, and incentives based on the vessel’s registration status and jurisdiction.

Security and Enforcement: Yacht registries play a role in maintaining maritime security and enforcing laws and regulations related to maritime activities. They collaborate with law enforcement agencies, coast guards, and international organizations to prevent illegal activities such as piracy, smuggling, and human trafficking.

Data Management: Yacht registries manage a database or electronic system that stores and maintains records of registered vessels and their associated information. This system facilitates efficient access to information, updates, and transactions related to yacht registration and ownership.

Overall, yacht registries serve as vital repositories of information and facilitate the legal and regulatory framework governing yacht ownership, operation, and international travel. They provide a platform for yacht owners to establish legal ownership, ensure compliance with regulations, and navigate the complexities of international maritime law.