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Cayman Islands Yacht Registration - International Ownership

08 April 2013

The Maritime Administration of the Cayman Islands (MACI) have further strengthened their status as a truly international register by widening the approved list of countries whose citizens and companies are eligible to register a yacht in the Cayman Islands.

Traditionally the British Register of Ships and the crown dependencies and overseas territories forming the red ensign group were only accessible to non 'British' yacht owners if they made a company within a British jurisdiction to gain access to the flag.

In recent times many of the registers who together form the 'red ensign group' have widened their eligibility criteria to include not only British owners but owners in other jurisdictions in order to broaden the appeal of their register to attract new business.

Following the latest update to their legislation, the Cayman Islands register of ships is now accessible to yacht owners of fifty countries.

The following table provides a list of eligible countries:

1Argentina18Greece35Norway
2Australia19Hong Kong36Panama
3Austria20Hungary37Peoples Republic of China
4Bahamas21Iceland38Poland
5Bahrain22India39Portugal
6Barbados23Ireland40Romania
7Belgium24Israel42Singapore
8Brazil26Italy42Slovakia
9Bulgaria26Japan43Slovenia
10Canada27Latvia44Spain
11Cyprus28Liechtenstein45Sweden
12Czech Republic29Lithuania46Switzerland
13Denmark30Luxembourg47Turkey
14Estonia31Malta48United Arab Emirates
15Finland32Mexico49United Kingdom
16France33Netherlands50United States of America
17Germany34New Zealand

In addition to the countries listed in the above table the Cayman Islands register of ships is also accessible to yacht owners from the Overseas Territories and Associated States of each country including the following:

1Anguilla7Faroe Islands13Jersey
2Aruba8French Guiana14Madeira
3Azores9Gibraltar15Martinique
4Bermuda10Guadeloupe16Netherland Antilles 

5British Virgin Islands11Guernsey17Marshall Islands 

6Canary Islands12Isle of Man

In all cases where the owner of a Cayman Islands registered yacht is not resident on the island it is necessary for them to appoint and maintain at all times a representaive person in the Cayman Islands.

For further information on Cayman Islands yacht registration please do not hesitate to contact Oceanskies.

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@oceanskiesltd

17 February 2020 at 15:14

Today we have been in Viareggio with @azimutbenetti for the survey of their latest @Azimut_Yachts Azimut 27 Metri undergoing red ensign registration - pls contact us for a registration proposal or go to oceanskies.com to use our flag selector #yachtregistration pic.twitter.com/Y6TZ47WbEp

@oceanskiesltd

13 February 2020 at 19:29

Today we have been in Bordeaux with a very busy @Lagooncats for the tonnage survey of latest Lagoon 52F undergoing red ensign registr by Oceanskies - pls do not hesitate to contact us for a proposal or go to oceanskies.com to use our flag selector #lagooncatamaran pic.twitter.com/Od4Jcs7khU

@oceanskiesltd

11 February 2020 at 20:13

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