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Our Services - Yacht Registration

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Oxtons has considerable experience in dealing with all aspects of yacht registration from in build registrations, transfer of port, the registration of charges, renewals and deletions.   


We specialise in all flag registrations from Red Ensign flags, US, EU and non-EU which are held directly by owners or via their corporate owning structures to safeguard their prized assets.

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Superyacht Registration

We specialise in the registration of yachts of all sizes and types.  

The choice of registry is a key are of consideration for owners as this decision determines the the nationality of the the yacht and the laws and regulations that will apply to its operation.  

We provide clear advice to owners to help them make an informed decision over flag of choice and port of registry.

isle of man yacht registration

The Isle of Man is a category 1 Red Ensign flag and is one of the most popular flags for both commercial and pleasure yacht registrations.  The Ports of registry are: Douglas, Peel, Castletown and Ramsey

cayman islands yacht registration

The Cayman Islands is a non EU jurisdiction for VAT and crew employment and is frequently chosen by owners wishing to benefit from temporary admission when visiting EU waters.  The Ports of Registry are:George Town, The Creek and Bloody Bay.

United Kingdom Yacht Registration

The UK is one of the world’s leading maritime locations and has 116 UK ports of registry. This enables owners to secure their preferred yacht name.   The UK register is regulated by the United Kingdom’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)

Jersey Yacht Registration

Jersey is a category 2 Red Ensign flag and is suited to yachts up to 400 GT.  The principal port of registry is Jersey.

Guernsey Yacht Registration

The Guernsey registry is also part of the Red Ensign group is open to pleasure yachts up to 150 GT.  The principal port of registry is Guernsey.

Malta Yacht Registration

Malta is the 6th largest ship registry in the world and is one of the most popular EU flags for yacht registration with circa 800 yachts registered.  Yachts of any size may register for pleasure use and yachts of 15 metres or more can register for commercial use.  The sole port of registry is Valletta.

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Bespoke Yacht Services Tailored For Your Individual Requirements

Yacht Purchase & Sale

Oxtons is well positioned to assist owners in facilitating their yacht purchase.  From survey, MOU, MOA, ownership structuring, registration and ongoing operations, we are well positioned to assist clients throughout the whole life cycle of their yachts.

yacht EU importation

If you are buying your yacht from a non-EU shipyard or seller then you will need to consider your entry into the EU and import the yacht at a suitable location where the process can be facilitated quickly and easily..

If you are buying your yacht in international waters then you may need to re-import her but this will depend on the flag, where you intend to re-enter the EU and the intended use of the yacht

yacht management

We can support private and charter yachts with operational management services. Outsourcing requirements such as yacht expense payments, yacht accounting, cash cards, financial reporting, VAT administration and compliance, crew employment and payroll, yacht insurance and flag registration gives owners specialist expertise when they need it most. 


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Pricing Structures For Your Every Need

We offer a wide and competitive range of fixed fee pricing packages to suit yacht owners needs.  For more details, please contact one of our specialist team members for further guidance.

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queens house, queens avenue, douglas, isle of man im1 4DA
+44 1704 321005