Poland has made a considerable effort in recent years to update the country’s registration system for yachts which has resulted in the country becoming one of the leading EU flag state jurisdictions for the registration of yachts under 24 metres in length.
Oceanskies is a yacht registration and documentation agency specialising in the registration of yachts in various key jurisdictions including Poland.
The purpose of this guide to highlight the many advantages of the Polish yacht register and to introduce the Polish yacht registration services that we provide.
Poland is now among the fastest-growing economies in the European Union (EU). The economy of Poland is the sixth largest in the European Union and the largest among the former Eastern Bloc members of the EU.
The REJA 24 registration system is an innovative electronic registration system developed by Government of Poland to provide a fast and economical way to register yachts under 24 metres in loadline length.
The main Polish ports of registry are as follows:
Upon completion of registration formalities a Polish registered yacht is issued with a Certificate of Polish Nationality. The Polish Certificate of Nationality has no expiry and is therefore valid until the vessel is sold or there is a material change in its particulars.
Radio licences for Polish registered vessels are issued by the Office of Electronic Communications (Urząd Komunikacji Elektronicznej).
Radiolicences are valid for ten years.
Note that a Polish registered vessel must hold a Polish radio licence as opposed to a radio licence issued by any other radiolicensing authority – for example a radio licence issued by the UK radiolicensing authority OFCOM is not valid for use on a Polish registered vessel.
The REJA 24 system will accept private yachts and commercial yachts up to 24 metres in loadline length that are based and operated anywhere in the world.
The REJA 24 will accept ownership by any individual regardless of their nationality or residemce.
The REJA 24 will accept ownership by any company or corporation regardless of their country of incorporation.
This results in the REJA 24 system being a truly international registration system.
To charter a commercial yacht under the Polish flag the vessel must hold a valid Karta Bezpieczeństwa Jachtu Morskiego (Yacht Safety Certificate).
The first step of the certification process is the performance of a technical inspection. For yachts under 15.00 metres in length the inspection is carried out by the Zespół Techniczny Polskiego Związku Żeglarskiego (Offshore Technical Committee of Polish Yachting Association) or for yachts over over 15.00 metres in length by the Polski Rejestr Statków (Polish Register of Shipping).
The yacht must then be equipped depending vessel length and sailing area as detailed in the relevant merchant shipping legislation, (namely 'Obwieszczenie Ministra Gospodarki Morskiej i Żeglugi Śródlądowej z dnia 1 września 2016 r. w sprawie ogłoszenia jednolitego tekstu rozporządzenia Ministra Transportu, Budownictwa i Gospodarki Morskiej w sprawie bezpiecznego uprawiania żeglugi przez jachty morskie Dz.U. 2016 poz. 1557').
All yachts to be commercially registered must undergo a final Port State Control inspection to confirm compliance with the applicable regulations.
Oceanskies provides a fixed fee yacht registration service to all yacht owners wishing to take advantage of the benefits of Polish registration for their yacht.
The registration service results in Oceanskies taking responsibility for the entire registration process on behalf of the owner rsulting in the provision of the lifetime Certificate of Polish Registry and a Polish radio licence valid for ten years allocating the vessel’s call sign and MMSI number.
Fixed fee package for Poland registration of any private yacht under 24 metres in registered length lying anywhere in the world:
Only GBP 500.00 for lifetime of ownership
+ Optional Polish Radio Licence GBP 150.00
Oceanskies are able to provide a range of stand-alone fixed fee additional registration services including:
Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free no obligation proposal for any of our Polish yacht registration services or any general yacht registration query that you might have.
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