Appoint a Representative Person


There is a legal requirement for a local representative to be appointed for all vessels over 24 metres registered in the Isle of Man.

If the vessel is owned by an Isle of Man Body Corporate, that entity can be appointed to provide this service. A number of local companies and individuals also currently offer this service (click here for full list). The fees that they charge depend upon the level of service requested by the ship owner/operator and should be negotiated with the Company providing the service.

Further details about the role of Representative Persons can be found in Registry Advice Note No.15.