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Malta Yacht Registration

Malta Yacht Registration

1 Jan 2021


  • EU jurisdiction

Port of Registry

  • Full EU status
  • Port of registry is ‘Valetta’
  • Open to non Maltese owners but Maltese resident agent required
  • Vessels under construction may be registered
  • Initial 6 months provisional registration prior to full registration
  • Original title documentation and deletion certificate required from last flag (if applicable) for full registration
  • Annual renewal of Certificate of Registry
  • Commercial yachts must comply to the Maltese commercial code
  • Full tonnage/safety survey with engine room dimensions required – ITC69 for yachts over 24 meters
  • Radio installation form to be completed and signed by authorised surveyor with copy of EPIRB test report etc

When considering which flag to use for say a Maltese ownership, documentation required and fees to register a yacht at Malta can be higher than many other jurisdictions.