Malta Yacht Registration
The Republic of Malta is situated in the centre of the Mediterranean, south of Sicily, east of Tunisia and north of Libya.
Malta gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 and became a republic in 1974. Since 1964 it has been a member of the United Nations and in 2004 it joined the European Union.
Maritime Malta has also developed a very strong legal and regulatory
platform that has enabled the Malta flag to become a reputable
international yacht register which is now established as one of the largest and fastest growing in the world.
Vessel registration under the Malta flag and the operation of Maltese ships
is regulated by the Merchant Shipping Act of 1973, a law based in the main
on United Kingdom legislation but subsequently revised and amended in
1986, 1988, 1990, 2000 and 2010. The main legislation is supplemented by
a comprehensive set of rules and regulations.
The register is able to accept yachts of all sizes operated for both commercial or private use.