See our most common questions related to the Guernsey boat registration.
All nationalities are being accepted for the registration.
Boat can be owned by a single person, or a vessel may distribute up to 64 shares among itself. Shares may be owned singly or in blocks of up to 64 shares. One share or block of shares may be jointly owned by a maximum of five individuals.
Once the Registry has approved the required papers, official marking guidelines will be released. The boat must be marked with the following information: the official number (given by the Registry), or gross tonnage, the boat's name, and the port of registry.
The Registrar will schedule an inspection if the ship is in Guernsey when the marking is complete. If not, you must provide the Register with photographic confirmation.
If the Registrar is convinced that the yacht has been marked in accordance with Registry regulations, the Certificate of British Registry, also known as the "blue book," will be provided.
You can get the provisional in 5-7 business days.
It is valid for 10 years; we will provide you easy renewals as well.
Documents are accepted in English language. If any paperwork is not in English, they will need to be translated by a qualified translator and notarized. (We'll handle the official translation.)
The GUERNSEY flag and the Red Ensign flag of the UK
Yes, we do.
Yes, both recreational and commercially registered boats in Guernsey require inspection to ensure compliance with safety regulations and standards.
Recreational boats must undergo an initial inspection before they can be registered and subsequently undergo periodic inspections.
Commercially registered boats must also undergo inspections to ensure compliance with safety regulations and standards.
Yes, we can.
Kindly provide us the following documents to apply for your MMSI license:
Yes. We can help you with modifying the owner of the Gibraltar flag. Kindly provide us the following documents:
We can help you with cancelation of the Gibraltar flag, you would need to send back the registration document to our office address.
Recreational sailing licenses are required for those who wish to sail for personal use, such as for pleasure or sport.
Commercial sailing licenses are required for those who wish to operate a boat for commercial purposes, such as for transporting passengers or goods.
Yes. Private yachts with a maximum gross tonnage of 150 and yachts with a length under 24 meters may also be registered for charter use.
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