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British Virgin Islands Yacht Registration

Register your boat under the British Virgin Islands Flag

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) ship registry has a well-known reputation in the maritime world. As a member of the Red Ensign British Registration Group, any ship registered in the BVI has official status as a British Ship and is granted the privilege of flying the Red Ensign Flag. This means your ship will be protected by the protection of the Royal Navy and British Diplomatic/Consular support.

The BVI operates as a British Port of Registration and all ships registered there are considered British designated ships and fly the BVI Naval Flag (British Red Flag with BVI crest). The BVI is among a select group of Caribbean destinations that enjoy the benefits of being part of the United Kingdom’s Red Ensign Registration Group and now operate to the highest standards of a world-class British Port. In this way, the BVI stands out as having an internationally respected Category 1 ship registry.

British Virgin Islands Ship Registry: Power and Prestige on the Seas

We offer expert support regarding boat registrations to customers from all over the world. We provide registration services in many different jurisdictions, including the British Virgin Islands (BVI). As you can see below, we can register a boat owner from the UK, EU and EEA as a private owner, or we can create a BVI company that will own the ship on your behalf (and you own the BVI company). This BVI company installation can be done for a flat fee of $1625 and can be completed in just a few days. The total BVI company renewal fee, including state taxes, is $1050 after the first year. The renewal fee for boats up to 24 meters is 550 USD all-inclusive, and for boats over 24 meters it is 750 USD all-inclusive.

A Bay in the Virgin Islands
A British Virgin Islands Flag Registered Yacht
Virgin Islands Bird's Eye View

Why the British Virgin Islands 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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