Yacht Registration

The flag you choose can have a direct impact on your liability, taxes, privacy and enjoyment. Each flag state has the authority to enforce regulations over vessels on its register. This includes certification, safety, inspection and pollution prevention.

There can be benefits to offshore flagging, especially for charter yachts operating in EU waters.

The choices are many and the flag state should never be chosen in isolation of other considerations.

Dominion Marine Technical Services (DMTS) has assisted yacht owners with pleasure and commercial yacht registration for many years. Its team has the technical expertise and industry knowledge to identify the flag state that best suits your requirements. The owner's residence and tax status will be taken into consideration, as will the ownership structure and where the yacht will be sailing.

DMTS will only ever recommend a flag state that is recognised as complying with the relevant international standards.

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