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Isle of Man Yacht Registration

Introduction

The purpose of this guide to highlight the many advantages of the Isle of Man Register of Ships and to introduce the comprehensive range of Isle of Man yacht registration services that we provide.

About the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency located in the Irish Sea situated between England and Ireland.

About the Isle of Man Ship Registry

The Isle of Man Ship Registry is a Category 1 British Red Ensign Group member able to register vessels of unlimited type and size. It is the flag of choice for many large shipping corporations operating all vessel types to very exacting standards. 

Port of Registry

There are four Isle of Man ports of registry, namely:

The Flag (‘Ensign’)

Isle of Man registered vessels can fly either an undefaced red ensign or a red ensign defaced with the “triskelion” which is represents the ‘Three Legs of Man’ and is island’s national symbol.

The Certificate of British Registry

Upon completion of registration formalities an Isle of Man registered yacht is issued with a Certificate of British Registry.

Eligibility – Yachts

The Isle of Man will accept private pleasure yachts of any size and commercial yachts over 24 metres in loadline length that are based and operated anywhere in the world.

Eligibility – Owners

The Isle of Man Register of Ships is an international register meaning that the register is not just restricted to Isle of Man citizens or Isle of Man registered companies.

In fact all British citizens and companies may register a yacht in the Isle of Man in their own name as well as citizens and companies from countries listed in the following table:

European UnionEEABritish Overseas TerritoriesOther Countries
Austria Iceland Anguilla Australia
Belgium Liechtenstein Bermuda Bahamas
Bulgaria Norway British Antarctic Territory Canada
Croatia   British Indian Ocean Territory China
Cyprus   British Virgin Islands Hong Kong
Czech Republic   Caymans Islands Indian
Denmark   Falkland Islands Japan
Estonia   Gibraltar Liberia
Finland   Montserrat Marshall Islands
France   Pitcairn Islands Monaco
Germany   St Helena, Ascension and Tristan Da Cunha New Zealand
Greece   South Georgia Pakistan
Hungary   South Sandwich Islands Panama
Ireland   Sovereign base areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia Russia
Italy   Turks and Caicos Islands Singapore
Latvia     South Africa
Lithuania     South Korea
Luxembourg     Switzerland
Malta     United Arab Emirates
Poland     United States of America
Portugal      
Romania      
Slovakia      
Slovenia      
Spain      
Sweden      
The Netherlands      
 

Summary of Features & Benefits of Yacht Registration in the Isle of Man

Isle of Man Yacht Registration By Oceanskies

Oceanskies provides a fixed fee yacht registration service to all yacht owners wishing to take advantage of the benefits of Isle of Man registration for their yacht.

The registration service results in Oceanskies taking responsibility for the entire registration process on behalf of the owner.

Our fees include all registry fees and disbursements providing the internationally recognised Isle of Man Certificate of British Registry and a lifetime radio licence allocating the vessel’s call sign and MMSI number.

Example Pricing

Our fixed fee yacht registration package for the Isle of Man  registration of any  private yacht under 24 metres in registered length lying within the EU costs only £2,250.00 in year one and then £650.00 per annum in second and subsequent years and includes:

Crew Employment & Payroll for Isle of Man Registered Yachts

Through Oceanskies Crew Limited we are able to provide crew payroll outsourcing services from for crew working onboard Isle of Man registered vessels.

This service is a very popular ‘bolt on’ service for our clients as it simplifies the employment of the crew of their Isle of Man registered yacht.

The yacht owner engages Oceanskies Crew Limited to employ and pay the crew of their vessel through a crew services agreement. As employers, Oceanskies Crew Limited issues the crew with contracts in line with the Marine Labour Convention guidelines, pays them, issues payslips, sea service testimonials etc.

For further information please refer to the crew employment and payroll section of our website at the following link:

Other Isle of Man Yacht Registration Services by Oceanskies

Oceanskies are able to provide a range of stand alone fixed fee additional registration services including:

Next Steps

Please do not hesitate to contact for a free no obligation proposal for any of our Isle of Man yacht registration services or any general yacht registration query that you might have.

 

Relevant Guides

Cayman Islands Yacht Registration
Guernsey Yacht Registration
Isle of Man Yacht Registration
Jersey Yacht Registration
Malta Yacht Registration
United Kingdom (UK) Yacht Registration
Polish Yacht Registration
Swiss Yacht Registration

Who to Contact

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28 June 2022 at 13:05

Today we have been in Fano at the Adriatic delivery centre for @pershingyacht where have this awesome Pershing 8X undergoing British flag registration with Oceanskies. #ferrettigroup #pershingyacht #yachtregistration #tonnagesurvey #yachtsurvey #yachtcrew #crewemployment pic.twitter.com/bRI8fi7f3F

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26 June 2022 at 22:45

A massive thank you to our fellow sponsor @HattiersRum for an awesome rum tasting and the @GuernseyYC for hosting a great bbq this evening after the first day of racing at the inaugural @SpiritYachts regatta being held in Guernsey this week #SpiritYachtsRegatta @LocateGuernsey pic.twitter.com/v1DRj1kZFv

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26 June 2022 at 11:36

Oceanskies are delighted to be a sponsor of the inaugural @SpiritYachts at @gsyharbours in @VisitGuernsey this week and a great pleasure to attend the regatta briefing & welcome drinks sponsored by @LocateGuernsey & to watch the start the 1st race #Guernsey #yachts #sailing pic.twitter.com/Uw3WoapcpI

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25 June 2022 at 14:29

We have been in a hot and sunny Turkey over the past few days visiting various client vessels undergoing British flag registration with Oceanskies including an X-Yachts XC-42, Technohull performance RIB and a Seawind 1260 #yachtregistration #tonnagesurvey #yachtsurvey #yacht pic.twitter.com/zV1vaultz7

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23 June 2022 at 12:53

A great evening yesterday at Nineteen Golf at the St. Pierre Park Hotel for the second year of the Sure Guernsey Business Golf League. A big thank you to Sure for their hospitality with x3 £500 charity donation prizes on offer. #Oceanskies #Golf #golflife #Guernseypic.twitter.com/vGrgAiqD8jj

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21 June 2022 at 19:18

It was a great pleasure to visit the very busy delivery centre for @Amel_Yachts in La Rochelle, France earlier today where we are registering a superb new build Amel 50 with the British flag with the @UKShipRegister #yachtregistration #tonnagesurvey #yachtcrew #crewemployment pic.twitter.com/Dp1O3vaWus