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Yacht Registration

Pleasure Yachts

Provisional Registration:

Requirements:-

1. Power of Attorney, unless authorised through the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company (if Maltese Company) or through the Declaration of Resident Agent (if Foreign Body Entity).

2. Application for Registry:- 

Please complete the application form containing information of the vessel.

• Click here for specimen for Maltese Owning Company

• Click here for specimen for Foreign Entity

• Click here for specimen for European Citizen Owner

3. It is advisable to apply for the reservation of the vessel’s name prior to registration. The name may be reserved for a period of 3 months upon payment of €25.00. Your request in this regard would be required.  

4. Encumbrances. Please advise whether the vessel is being sold free from encumbrances or otherwise. 

5. Tonnage Certificate. A copy of the International Tonnage Certificate if length is over 24m.

6. Kindly confirm if yacht is equipped with Radio Equipment.

7. Settlement of yacht registration fees. 

8. Specific Instructions to Register:

Upon receipt of all above together with your specific instructions to register the yacht, we should be in a position to proceed with provisional registration. 

Please bear in mind that if registration of the yacht takes place prior to the delivery, registration can be declared as being null and void resulting in bankers (in case of mortgages) requesting re-registration; thus incurring registration fees all over again.

Permanent Registration:

Having received the above information/documentation, a provisional certificate will be issued for a period of six months with a possible maximum extension of another six months (upon receipt of 1, 2, and 3 below). We would like to inform you that in order to maintain registry and to proceed with the permanent registration of the yacht, the following documents are required within the prescribed time allowed (from provisional registration date).

1. Deletion Certificate (in original) from last port of registry (within one month). 

2. Ship’s Carving and Marking Note (within one month). This is issued by the Merchant Shipping Directorate (formerly Malta Maritime Authority) upon provisional registration and should be endorsed by a recognised surveyor or a Maltese consul. In case of yachts 24 metres and over, the Merchant Shipping Directorate (formerly Malta Maritime Authority) will issue a new Carving and Marking Note, if the net tonnage is different from the NT on the previous tonnage certificate when the I.T.C. (item 4 below) is issued on behalf of the Malta Government.

3. Bill of Sale in original (within one month - which has to be dated between the date of the formation of the company and the date of filing the declaration of ownership). 

4. Tonnage Measurement Certificate of Survey (within six months) issued on behalf of the Malta Government. If yacht is over 24 metres a separate International Tonnage Certificate and Certificate of Survey are required.

5. The return of the original Provisional Certificate of Registry

The Registrar may, for good cause, allow an extension of the prescribed time allowed by another month for items (1), (2) and (3) above and by another three months for items (4).

After receipt of the above documents the Permanent Certificate will be issued.

Government (Merchant Shipping Directorate (formerly Malta Maritime Authority)) Fees

Fees Payable upon Provisional Registration:

Yacht Basic Registration Tax

Refer to Table A

Yacht Initial Tonnage Tax

Refer to Table B

Yacht Annual Tonnage Tax

Refer to Table C

 

 Fees payable on the anniversary of registration i.e. after the lapse of 12 months (to be paid on the anniversary of registration and each year thereafter):

Yacht Basic Annual Tax

Refer to Table A

 

Yacht Annual Tonnage Tax

Refer to Table C

 

 

Table A - YACHT BASIC REGISTRATION/ANNUAL FEE

YACHT BASIC FEE for pleasure yachts less than 24m and less than GRT 50  €25 
YACHT BASIC FEE for pleasure yachts less than 24m and of GRT 50 and over  €150 
YACHT BASIC FEE for pleasure yachts of 24m length overall and over  €255 

 

 

 

 

Table B - YACHT TONNAGE TAX (on registration)

YACHT INITIAL REG for pleasure yachts less than 24m length  €115
YACHT INITIAL REG for pleasure yachts of 24m length overall and over   €0.25 per ton*

 

 

*subject to a minimum of €187.50

 

Table C - YACHT TONNAGE TAX (annual)

YACHT ANNUAL REG for pleasure yachts less than 24m length and less than GRT50  €175 
YACHT ANNUAL REG for pleasure yachts less than 24m  €200 
YACHT ANNUAL REG for pleasure yachts of 24m length overall and over  €0.40 per  ton**

 

 

 

 

**subject to a minimum of €400

Yacht Registration

Pleasure Yachts

Provisional Registration:

Requirements:-

1. Power of Attorney, unless authorised through the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company (if Maltese Company) or through the Declaration of Resident Agent (if Foreign Body Entity).

2. Application for Registry:- 

Please complete the application form containing information of the vessel.

• Click here for specimen for Maltese Owning Company

• Click here for specimen for Foreign Entity

• Click here for specimen for European Citizen Owner

3. It is advisable to apply for the reservation of the vessel’s name prior to registration. The name may be reserved for a period of 3 months upon payment of €25.00. Your request in this regard would be required.  

4. Encumbrances. Please advise whether the vessel is being sold free from encumbrances or otherwise. 

5. Tonnage Certificate. A copy of the International Tonnage Certificate if length is over 24m.

6. Kindly confirm if yacht is equipped with Radio Equipment.

7. Settlement of yacht registration fees. 

8. Specific Instructions to Register:

Upon receipt of all above together with your specific instructions to register the yacht, we should be in a position to proceed with provisional registration. 

Please bear in mind that if registration of the yacht takes place prior to the delivery, registration can be declared as being null and void resulting in bankers (in case of mortgages) requesting re-registration; thus incurring registration fees all over again.

Permanent Registration:

Having received the above information/documentation, a provisional certificate will be issued for a period of six months with a possible maximum extension of another six months (upon receipt of 1, 2, and 3 below). We would like to inform you that in order to maintain registry and to proceed with the permanent registration of the yacht, the following documents are required within the prescribed time allowed (from provisional registration date).

1. Deletion Certificate (in original) from last port of registry (within one month). 

2. Ship’s Carving and Marking Note (within one month). This is issued by the Merchant Shipping Directorate (formerly Malta Maritime Authority) upon provisional registration and should be endorsed by a recognised surveyor or a Maltese consul. In case of yachts 24 metres and over, the Merchant Shipping Directorate (formerly Malta Maritime Authority) will issue a new Carving and Marking Note, if the net tonnage is different from the NT on the previous tonnage certificate when the I.T.C. (item 4 below) is issued on behalf of the Malta Government.

3. Bill of Sale in original (within one month - which has to be dated between the date of the formation of the company and the date of filing the declaration of ownership). 

4. Tonnage Measurement Certificate of Survey (within six months) issued on behalf of the Malta Government. If yacht is over 24 metres a separate International Tonnage Certificate and Certificate of Survey are required.

5. The return of the original Provisional Certificate of Registry

The Registrar may, for good cause, allow an extension of the prescribed time allowed by another month for items (1), (2) and (3) above and by another three months for items (4).

After receipt of the above documents the Permanent Certificate will be issued.

Government (Merchant Shipping Directorate (formerly Malta Maritime Authority)) Fees

Fees Payable upon Provisional Registration:

Yacht Basic Registration Tax

Refer to Table A

Yacht Initial Tonnage Tax

Refer to Table B

Yacht Annual Tonnage Tax

Refer to Table C

 

 Fees payable on the anniversary of registration i.e. after the lapse of 12 months (to be paid on the anniversary of registration and each year thereafter):

Yacht Basic Annual Tax

Refer to Table A

 

Yacht Annual Tonnage Tax

Refer to Table C

 

 

Table A - YACHT BASIC REGISTRATION/ANNUAL FEE

YACHT BASIC FEE for pleasure yachts less than 24m and less than GRT 50  €25 
YACHT BASIC FEE for pleasure yachts less than 24m and of GRT 50 and over  €150 
YACHT BASIC FEE for pleasure yachts of 24m length overall and over  €255 

 

 

 

 

Table B - YACHT TONNAGE TAX (on registration)

YACHT INITIAL REG for pleasure yachts less than 24m length  €115
YACHT INITIAL REG for pleasure yachts of 24m length overall and over   €0.25 per ton*

 

 

*subject to a minimum of €187.50

 

Table C - YACHT TONNAGE TAX (annual)

YACHT ANNUAL REG for pleasure yachts less than 24m length and less than GRT50  €175 
YACHT ANNUAL REG for pleasure yachts less than 24m  €200 
YACHT ANNUAL REG for pleasure yachts of 24m length overall and over  €0.40 per  ton**

 

 

 

 

**subject to a minimum of €400