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Jersey Yacht Registration

With over 2,000 yachts on its register the British Channel Island of Jersey is one of the most popular ports of registry for yachts in the world.

Oceanskies is a Channel Island based yacht documentation agency that is responsible for a significant percentage of yacht registrations in Jersey and the purpose of this guide to highlight the many advantages of the register and to introduce the Jersey yacht registration services that we provide.

About Jersey

The Island of Jersey is part of the British Isles. Jersey is located in the English Channel in the Bay of St Malo. The Island is an independent jurisdiction and is governed by its own ‘Parliament’, the States of Jersey but is dependent on the British Crown for the administration of foreign affairs and defence. It has become an established international finance centre, with a secure base built on political stability, low taxation and a firmly established fiscal and regulatory environment.

The British Register of Ships in Jersey

The Jersey Register of British Ships is a British ‘red ensign’ register administered by the States of Jersey. The register operates autonomously with regulatory oversight provided by the United Kingdom’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

History

The Jersey Registry of Ships has been active since 1803 when the 82ft sailing vessel “Nelson” was registered. 

Port of Registry

The principal Port of Registry is Jersey. This means that the word JERSEY appears on the stern of all Jersey registered vessels, (not St. Helier, which is the Island’s capital and main harbour).

The Flag (‘Ensign’)

Owners of Jersey registered yachts have the choice of flying a standard undefaced plain red ensign or the Jersey red ensign which is the red ensign defaced with the Jersey Arms.

The Certificate of British Registry

Upon completion of registration formalities a Jersey registered yacht is issued with a traditional A3 sized Certificate of British Registry more commonly described as the vessel’s ‘Blue Book’. The Certificate of British Registry is valid for ten years from the date of issue.

Eligibility – Yachts

Jersey will accept private pleasure yachts and commercial yachts up to 399 GT that are based and operated anywhere in the world.

Eligibility – Owners

Jersey is an international register meaning that the register is not just restricted to Jersey companies or Jersey citizens. Companies and citizens who are part of the Commonwealth, European Union, British Isles, Crown Dependencies or Overseas Territories can qualify for registration, including:

Anguilla China (and Hong Kong) Iceland Malyasia Singapore
Argentina Croatia India Maldives Slovakia
Aruba Cyprus Ireland  Malta Slovenia
Australia Czech Republic Isle of Man Mauritius South Africa
Austria Denmark Israel Monaco South Korea
Bahamas Estonia Italy Jamaica Netherlands Spain
Bahrain Faroe Islands Jamaica Nevis Sri Lanka
Barbados Finland Japan New Zealand Surinam
Belgium France Jersey Nigeria Sweden
Belize Germany Kenya Norway Switzerland
Brazil Gibraltar Lativa Panama UAE (United Arab Emirates)
Bulgaria Greece Liberia Poland UK (United Kingdom)
BVI (British Virgin Islands) Guernsey Liechtenstein Portugal  USA (United States of AMerica)
Cayman Islands Haiti Lithuania Romania  Vanuatu
Canada Hong Kong Luxembourg  Saint Vincant  
Canary Islands Hungary Madeira Seychelles  

 

Summary of Features & Benefits of Yacht Registration in Jersey

Jersey Yacht Registration By Oceanskies

Oceanskies is based in the Channel Islands and provides a fixed fee yacht registration service to all yacht owners wishing to take advantage of the benefits of Jersey 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 Jersey Certificate of British Registry valid for ten years and a lifetime radio licence allocating the vessel’s call sign and MMSI number.

Example Pricing

Our fixed fee yacht registration package for the Jersey  registration of any  private yacht under 24 metres in registered length lying within the EU costs only £2,500.00 for ten years and includes:

Crew Employment & Payroll for Jersey Registered Yachts

Through Oceanskies Crew Limited we are able to provide crew payroll outsourcing services from the Channel Islands for crew working onboard Jersey registered vessels.

This service is a very popular ‘bolt on’ service for our clients as it simplifies the employment of the crew of their Jersey 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 Jersey 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 Jersey 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!
UK Yacht Registration for Swiss Yacht Owners
Port State Control & Choice of Yacht Registration

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
Polish Yacht Registration
Swiss 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
Brexit & Yachts - Frequently Asked Questions
UK (OFCOM) Ship Radio Licences for Foreign Registered Yachts A Warning!
UK Yacht Owning Companies A Note of Caution!

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

Yacht Agents

Guernsey & Jersey - Channel Islands Yacht Export & Delivery
Guernsey Berthing Guide
Malta - European Yacht Importation by Oceanskies

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