British Virgin Islands (BVI) Yacht Registration
The BVI is a self-governing British protected territory and a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations.
The British Virgin Islands are members of the British Red Ensign Group and operate as a Category One Red Ensign (British) Registry and is able to register all types of yachts, including mega yachts and super yachts up to 3000 gross tons (GT) and general cargo ships of unlimited tonnage.
The role of the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR) is to implement the Maritime policies of the Government covering shipping operations, safety of life at sea, security and the prevention of, and response to, pollution from ships.
The VISR also enforces the regulations applicable to Virgin Islands vessels wherever they may be, and for all vessels navigating in the territorial waters of the Virgin Islands.
The Port of Road Harbour is the BVI port of registry.
The BVI still produces the original-style A3 Certificate enclosed in the hardback cover (‘blue book’).