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Yacht Registration

  • Eligibility:

  • Vessels eligible for registration under the Malta Flag, must be wholly owned by:- either: Citizens of Malta and/or:   European Citizens having a Maltese resident agent   and/or:  Bodies corporate established under the subjects of the Laws of Malta  ...

    More Info >
  • International Owner:

  • • Statute of the owning company (applicable for Foreign Entities)  Original Memorandum and Articles of the owning company (i.e. the International Owner). A certified true copy will be accepted provided it is attached to a legal opinion stating that it is a true copy of the...

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  • Pleasure Yachts:

  • 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...

    More Info >
  • Commercial Yachts:

  • Not less than 15 and not more than 24 metres (Class 1) Provisional Registration: 1. Inspection Report issued by a recognised classification society or an approved Government Surveyor. 2. Radio Inspection Report completed by an authorized surveyor.  3. Information on...

    More Info >
  • Maltese Yacht Mortgage:

  • The main advantages of the Maltese legal regime of the mortgage of the vessel, established by the Merchant Shipping Act 1973 as amended in 1988, can be summarised as follows: Mortgage is an executive title under the Maltese Law and can be enforced upon default without the need for a...

    More Info >
  • Transfer of Ownership:

  • Requirements:- 1.  Minutes of Meeting  of the shareholders and/or director/s resolving the sale of the vessel.  2. A  Power of Attorney  authorising the signatory of the Bill of Sale.  3. The original  Bill of Sale . Please ensure that all the...

    More Info >
  • Deletion of Yachts:

  • When the owner of a Maltese registered ship wishes to affect a transfer to a foreign registry, an application to this effect should be sent to the Ship’s Registrar accompanied by the following documents. Special Power of Attorney authorising us to sign the necessary application...

    More Info >
  • Radio Licences:

  • Provisional Radio Licence: The following are required to be submitted before a yacht is registered provisionally under Malta flag:- Inventory of radio equipment installed on board Copy of the present radio licence Upon receipt of the above, MSD should be in a position...

    More Info >
  • Minimum Safe Manning:

  • Malta has adhered to the IMO Convention STCW 1978 and therefore vessels registered under Malta flag should comply with the requirements stipulated by this convention. There are no restrictions regarding the nationality of the Master or officers on Maltese registered vessels as long as they...

    More Info >
  • Flag State Endorsements:

  • The amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping 1978 require all officers serving on board ships going to sea and holding certificates of competency not issued by the flag Administration of the ship to hold an endorsement attesting...

    More Info >
  • Yacht Leasing:

  • The VAT Department in Malta has devised a structure that apart from offering a safe business solution to those individuals wanting to acquire a pleasure yacht with a VAT paid status, offers the added benefit of owning a Maltese VAT owned yacht under the Maltese flag through a Maltese company....

    More Info >

Yacht Registration

  • Eligibility:

  • Vessels eligible for registration under the Malta Flag, must be wholly owned by:- either: Citizens of Malta and/or:   European Citizens having a Maltese resident agent   and/or:  Bodies corporate established under the subjects of the Laws of Malta  ...

    More Info >
  • International Owner:

  • • Statute of the owning company (applicable for Foreign Entities)  Original Memorandum and Articles of the owning company (i.e. the International Owner). A certified true copy will be accepted provided it is attached to a legal opinion stating that it is a true copy of the...

    More Info >
  • Pleasure Yachts:

  • 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...

    More Info >
  • Commercial Yachts:

  • Not less than 15 and not more than 24 metres (Class 1) Provisional Registration: 1. Inspection Report issued by a recognised classification society or an approved Government Surveyor. 2. Radio Inspection Report completed by an authorized surveyor.  3. Information on...

    More Info >
  • Maltese Yacht Mortgage:

  • The main advantages of the Maltese legal regime of the mortgage of the vessel, established by the Merchant Shipping Act 1973 as amended in 1988, can be summarised as follows: Mortgage is an executive title under the Maltese Law and can be enforced upon default without the need for a...

    More Info >
  • Transfer of Ownership:

  • Requirements:- 1.  Minutes of Meeting  of the shareholders and/or director/s resolving the sale of the vessel.  2. A  Power of Attorney  authorising the signatory of the Bill of Sale.  3. The original  Bill of Sale . Please ensure that all the...

    More Info >
  • Deletion of Yachts:

  • When the owner of a Maltese registered ship wishes to affect a transfer to a foreign registry, an application to this effect should be sent to the Ship’s Registrar accompanied by the following documents. Special Power of Attorney authorising us to sign the necessary application...

    More Info >
  • Radio Licences:

  • Provisional Radio Licence: The following are required to be submitted before a yacht is registered provisionally under Malta flag:- Inventory of radio equipment installed on board Copy of the present radio licence Upon receipt of the above, MSD should be in a position...

    More Info >
  • Minimum Safe Manning:

  • Malta has adhered to the IMO Convention STCW 1978 and therefore vessels registered under Malta flag should comply with the requirements stipulated by this convention. There are no restrictions regarding the nationality of the Master or officers on Maltese registered vessels as long as they...

    More Info >
  • Flag State Endorsements:

  • The amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping 1978 require all officers serving on board ships going to sea and holding certificates of competency not issued by the flag Administration of the ship to hold an endorsement attesting...

    More Info >
  • Yacht Leasing:

  • The VAT Department in Malta has devised a structure that apart from offering a safe business solution to those individuals wanting to acquire a pleasure yacht with a VAT paid status, offers the added benefit of owning a Maltese VAT owned yacht under the Maltese flag through a Maltese company....

    More Info >