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Belgian Yacht Registration

Register your boat under the Belgian Flag

Registration of boats under the Belgian flag used to be common practice. However, in September 2019 the government changed this by announcing that boat registration under the Belgian flag would only be available for Belgian citizens and companies. Now, if you want to register a boat under the Belgian flag, you must either be a Belgian citizen or have a Belgian company that you own at least 50% of.

Existing licenses will not be affected by this new rule until their renewal period expires. If you are a Belgian citizen, you can still contact us to deal with your boat registration.


Alternatively, we can also provide Polish (EU) flag registration if you are required to have a European Union flag that is valid worldwide. This registration is valid for the life of the boat and you do not need to renew your documents. There is no need for a yacht survey and if you provide the correct documentation the process can be completed within 7 days.

A Boat with a Belgian Flag
A yacht club in Belgium
Port of Antwerp

Why Belgian Flag?


What is yacht flag registration?
Yacht flag registration is the process of registering a yacht under the yacht flag of a specific country. This determines the yacht's compliance with certain legal and regulatory requirements and the yacht owner's rights over the yacht.
Why is yacht flag registration important?
Yacht flag registration determines the legal status of the yacht and the rights of the owner over the yacht. It also demonstrates the yacht's compliance with international maritime rules while cruising and may offer certain tax advantages or regulations to the yacht owner.
In which countries can yacht flag registration be made?
Yacht flag registration is generally available in many countries, but popular options include Malta, England, Poland, San Marino, and Switzerland.
Under what flag should the half be recorded?
Which flag to choose depends on factors such as the yacht's owner's residence, the yacht's size, its intended use, and the owner's tax status. By contacting VesselFlag, we can help you find out the most suitable flag for you.
How much does yacht flag registration cost?
The cost of yacht flag registration varies depending on the selected flag country, the size of the yacht, its specifications and other factors. However, there are usually costs such as an annual registration fee and application processing fee.
How long does yacht flag registration take?
Yacht flag registration time varies depending on the country of flag chosen and the application process. In some cases it may take a few days, in other cases it may take several months.
What are the documents required for yacht flag registration?
Required documents may vary by country, but generally an identity document that meets the legal requirements of the country in which the yacht will be registered, such as technical documentation, the yacht owner's identity document and proof of payment are required.
What should be taken into consideration after yacht flag registration?
Once the yacht flag is registered, it is important to update it regularly in certain processes and operate it in accordance with the legal requirements of the country in which the yacht is registered. In addition, international maritime rules and the regulations of the country where the yacht is registered must be followed in the navigation and maintenance of the yacht.
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