Malta Yacht Registration Process
Malta offers numerous potential benefits and appealing incentives to yacht owners who register their vessels under the Malta flag. Any type of marine vessel, be it large cruise lines, super tankers or private yachts may be registered in Malta. Yachts, depending on their intended use, can be registered under the Maltese flag, as either private pleasure yachts or as a commercial yacht.
Whether your yacht is private or commercial, the process for registering a yacht in Malta is very straightforward and simple, and there are various advantages which the yacht owners could avail of.
STEP 1: Provisional Registration
Maltese Flag Yachts are first registered provisionally for six (6) months for the finalisation of the documents. Once all the required documentations are provided and the applications are submitted to the Authority for Transport in Malta, a non-operational Provisional Certificate Malta Registry is issued if fees are paid. Once evaluated, the Authority for Transport in Malta submits the necessary documents to the classified society for the issuance of the relative safety certificates, Certificate of Survey and International Tonnage Certificate.
STEP 2: Permanent Registration
After the provisional period, the Authority for Transport in Malta may require additional requirements depending on the type of vessels for the issuance of the permanent Certificate of Malta Registry. The Certificate is annually renewable from the date of registration.