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 Union||EEA||British Overseas Territories||Other Countries|
|Bulgaria||Norway||British Antarctic Territory||Canada|
|Croatia||British Indian Ocean Territory||China|
|Cyprus||British Virgin Islands||Hong Kong|
|Czech Republic||Caymans Islands||Indian|
|Germany||St Helena, Ascension and Tristan Da Cunha||New Zealand|
|Hungary||South Sandwich Islands||Panama|
|Ireland||Sovereign base areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia||Russia|
|Italy||Turks and Caicos Islands||Singapore|
|Malta||United Arab Emirates|
|Poland||United States of America|
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.
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