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Malta Yacht Registration – Prices (in Euros)

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How long does it take to register under the Maltese flag?

If all documents are available, it takes about 2/3 days to get the provisional certificate.

What are the advantages of the Maltese flag?

  • Serious and internationally recognized shipping register.
  • European flag with a long maritime tradition
  • In just 2/3 days you will receive the provisional registration certificate so that you can start sailing.
  • Marriages can be made on Maltese ships

What are my commitments under the Maltese flag

  • Raise the Maltese national flag
  • Raise the flag of the country you are sailing in
  • Include your boat name and home port in letters on the back of the boat or on the sides if there is no space
  • The Maltese flag register must be renewed every 1 year
  • Be up to date with your tax payments (VAT, local taxes, etc.)
  • All local sea rules, speed, navigation areas, etc. continue to apply.

I am not a European.

You can still apply for Maltese registration, we can set up a Maltese company for you and you will become the owner of the Maltese company and the Maltese company will own the ship. Starting a Maltese company is a straightforward affair. There are no citizenship requirements for both shareholders and directors. Or another option that we can appoint a resident agent for you. For more information please contact us by email: [email protected]

Eligibility to participate

All types of vessels, from pleasure yachts to oil rigs, including vessels under construction, can be registered provided that they are 100% owned by any legal person or entity, regardless of their nationality or citizens of the European Union. Ships less than 6 meters in length cannot be registered with the Maltese International Registration. Starting a Maltese company is a straightforward affair. There are no citizenship requirements for both shareholders and directors.

Do I have to pay VAT?

Yes, VAT is a European tax and driving under any other flag does not exempt you from VAT. To apply for Maltese registration, proof of payment of VAT is required. If you are buying a new boat, this should be noted on the purchase receipt. If you are buying a used boat, the VAT should have been paid by the previous owner. When buying the boat, ask for proof of this VAT payment.

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