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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.

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:

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.

Yacht Registration

Yacht Registration - An Introduction
The British Register of Ships & The Red Ensign Group
The UK Ship Register (Part I) v. UK Small Ships Register SSR (Part III)
Registration of Yacht Tenders
The Yacht Radio Licence – A Guide To Licensing, Call Signs, MMSI Numbers & More
The Carving & Marking of Yachts – A Guide
Delaware Yacht + Vessel Registration – A Warning!
Netherlands / Dutch ICP Yacht Registration – A Warning!

Yacht Registries

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

Yacht Operation

EU VAT & Yachts – Frequently Asked Questions
Temporary Admission (Temporary Importation) for Yachts in Europe
The Charter of Yachts in the European Union
Cruising Licences for Yachts in the United States
Yacht Leasing In Malta

Yacht Survey & Certification

The Tonnage Measurement Survey
Rules for the operation of Private Pleasure Yachts under the British Flag
Rules for the Charter of Yachts Under 24 Metres under the British Flag
Rules for the Charter of Yachts Over 24 Metres under the British Flag
The Intended Pleasure Vessel Code (IPV Code)
Rules for the Charter of Yachts under the Malta Flag
Marshall Islands – Yacht Engaged In Trade (YET) Dual Private & Commercial Charter Yacht Registration

Yacht Agents

Guernsey & Jersey: Channel Islands Yacht Export & Delivery
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@oceanskiesltd

24 January 2020 at 20:06

Join us for the final weekend of the 2020 edition of @nonstopboot BOOT Dusseldorf to discuss our yacht registration and crew payroll services… #Oceanskies #bootduesseldorf #duseldorf #boot2020 #bootdusseldorf #dusseldorfboatshow..pic.twitter.com/dMsmf8YeAUAU

@oceanskiesltd

21 January 2020 at 18:19

The first four days of the 2020 edition of @nonstopboot BOOT Dusseldorf have flown by.... Please do not hesitate to contact us to meet up to discuss our yacht registration and crew payrollinstagram.com/p/B7l2ydWlcLf/…y4xR

@oceanskiesltd

18 January 2020 at 15:44

The 2020 edition of @nonstopboot Dusseldorf Boat Show is open! Duncan is in Germany for the duration of the show and will be joined by Ryan later this week – please do not hesitate to contact us to meet up to discuss our yacht registration and crew payroll services… #boot2pic.twitter.com/n0DTuruHNTuHNT