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Guernsey & Jersey Yacht Registration

Guernsey & Jersey Yacht Registration

1 Jan 2021


  • Non-EU jurisdictions for both VAT and crew employment.
  • No tax on any profits earned.

Ports of Registry

  • No chain of title required for Guernsey registration – only a Bill of Sale with Deletion Certificate – British entities only qualify as registered owner.
  • No annual tonnage tax. 10 year Certificate of Registry renewal.
  • Jersey requirements same as UK for 5 year chain of title – Renewable 3 month Provisional Certificate of Registry available – EU/Commonwealth companies or persons are qualified for registered ownership.
  • Guernsey Representative required for yacht over 24m. Jersey Representative if owned by company of different jurisdiction.
  • Names approved by Registrars direct.
  • Guernsey can accept yachts up to 150GRT and charter yachts up to 24m.
  • Registrar only approves markings.
  • Jersey can accept Private Pleasure yachts up to 399GRT and charter yachts up to 24m/150GRT under Small Yacht Code (may apply on tonnage not length depending on the yacht) .
  • Easy name reservation procedure.
  • Simplified form of measurement for yachts under 24m.