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United Kingdom (Part 1) Flag REGISTRATION

The UK Part 1 Yacht Registration is the most prestigious and widely used yacht registration, rated AA class by almost every maritime authority in the world!

With Special Prices for You
Prices Starting from €900
CONTINUITY
5 YEARS
SURVEY OBLIGATION
There are up to 24 meters
REGISTRATION PROCESS
3 days (Express service)
prestigious flag
Membership of Paris Mou, Tokyo Mou and Red Ensign Group
RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT IN EU/EEA
Citizenship or opening a company is required

UNITED KINGDOM (PART 1) YACHT REGISTRATION

Register your boat under the UNITED KINGDOM Flag

UK yacht registration is a great option for boat owners who want to sail around the world and enjoy the benefits of sailing under a respected flag. Part 1 registration is relatively simple and inexpensive and offers a range of flexibility.

IMPORTANT - If your boat is longer than 24 meters you must have the mandatory ITC69/coding certificate. If you are not a UK resident, you must have a UK registered agent.

What is UK Yacht Registration (Part 1)?

The UK Yacht Register (Part 1) is a register for boats wishing to sail under the UK flag. This registry is valid worldwide and provides you with a number of benefits.

Advantages of UK Part 1 Registration:

  • Opportunity to sail anywhere in the world: With Part 1 registration you can sail anywhere in the world.
  • A respected flag: The British flag is one of the most respected flags in maritime history and gives you prestige in international waters.
  • Easy registration: The Part 1 registration process is relatively simple and fast.
  • Low costs: Part 1 registration is relatively inexpensive compared to some other flag registrations.
  • Flexibility: Part 1 registration is available for both private and commercial vessels.
Birleşik Krallık yat kaydı bayrağı
British Red Ensign Flag
İngiltere Londra Gateway
England London Gateway
İngiltere Southampton Limanı
England Port of Southampton

Why the United Kingdom(Part 1) Flag?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does it take to register?
The normal procedure takes about 3 weeks. In addition, we also offer an "Ultra Fast" procedure where the yacht will be registered within 3 business days.
What documents are required to register?

For boats built before 16 June 1998:

  • Copy of sales invoice, sales contract or invoice
  • Photocopy of identity document or passport, if the owner is a company, we need company formation documents.
  • Photo of the engine showing the engine number
  • If the boat is longer than 14 meters, one of the following measurement documents is required: manufacturer's certificate, tonnage certificate, survey report or yacht manual, etc.

For boats built after 16 June 1998:

  • Copy of sales invoice, sales contract or invoice
  • Photocopy of identity document or passport, if the owner is a company, we need company formation documents.
  • Photo of the engine showing the engine number
  • Body number photo
  • CE plate photo
  • If the boat is longer than 14 meters, one of the following measurement documents is required: CE certificate, manufacturer's certificate, tonnage certificate, survey report or yacht manual, etc. If you are unable to provide us with these required documents, we can assist you in the process of obtaining them for you for most boats.
Can I still use a British Part 1 registration after Brexit?
You can continue to use your British Part 1 registration after Brexit. There are no restrictions for cruising in the EU.
How long is British flag registration valid?
British flag registration is valid for 5 years. The renewal process requires less paperwork and we will contact you 6 months before the deadline to assist you.
Can my boat have any name?
You can register the boat with any name you want, it is also possible to register the boat without a name.
Can you use your boat for personal use, bareboat charter or commercial purposes with UK Part 1 registration?
Yes, with UK Part 1 registration, you can use your boat for personal use, bareboat charter, or commercial purposes. The procedure and required documents are the same for all three categories.
What are the maritime requirements for British flag registration?
  • The boat owner is obliged to ensure that the issued official number, registration certificate and registered tonnage are marked on the boat.
  • The name and also the preferred port should be clearly marked on the stern of the boat.
  • In addition, the owner must confirm that the boat has been properly marked by returning the approved engraving and marking note within 3 months.
The documents required for UK Part 1 registration are:
  • Letter of Authorization (we will prepare this)
  • Your boat must have a unique name. Once you have received your registration request you will need to provide 4 unique names so UK authorities can check availability.
  • A tonnage and measurement certificate (not older than 1 year) is mandatory but can be made in your home country. Just make sure it is done by one of the authorized sailors. Authorized shippers are: (ABS Europe Ltd), Bureau Veritas (BV), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Germanischer Lloyd (GL), Lloyd's Register (LR), Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK), Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
  • Copy of your passport
  • A copy of the radio call signal (if available)
  • Certificate of deletion (if previously registered)
  • Sales Invoice Copy
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