Registration FAQs


When the vessel has been surveyed and all documentation has been received, registration is immediate.

It depends upon the size, type and whereabouts of the vessel. Please see the Fees and Charges page for more information

Douglas, Castletown, Peel or Ramsey.

We will accept scanned copies with an undertaking that the originals will follow.

Yes, title documents outside of the UK will need to be notarised.

Yes, vessel and mortgage registrations can be done outside of normal working hours by prior arrangement with a Registrar at no additional cost.

You can email or telephone +44 (0)1624 688500.

No, not for merchant vessels, pleasure yachts, commercial yachts or fishing vessels.

Yes, annual fees are payable for vessels registered on the 1st April each year and are non-refundable should the vessel leave part way through the year.

Please see our fees pages for the latest fees for Merchant Vessels, Commercial Yachts and Pleasure Yachts.

Yes, there are representatives in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Piraeus.

Yes, both “in” and “out” see RAN 06

Submit a letter signed by an authorised officer of the owning company if owned by a body corporate, or by the individual owner, requesting closure and we will issue a deletion certificate.

Yes, we issue a deletion certificate and we can also issue a “closed” transcript of register which is evidence that the vessel has been deleted from the register.

Yes, providing their own flag state cannot issue them.