Yacht Registration in The Marshall Islands

Yacht Registration in The Marshall IslandsYacht Registration in The Marshall Islands has always been a viable, yet lesser known option compared to other jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands or other Red-Ensign countries. The Marshall Islands flag offers a host of advantages that are often, easy to miss. In fact, Marshall Islands registration is considered to be a "flag of convenience" as maritime vessels register there for its favorable tax environment and more operational freedom.

To start with, it's important to remember that a lot of jurisdictions that offer low upfront costs, usually have high associated costs or add-on costs that are not articulated straight off.

For example, Jurisdiction "A" offers yacht registration for $325, which seems like a great deal. However, Jurisdiction "A" also requires a survey for the yacht to be registered. The survey can only be done by a select group of service providers and can cost anywhere from $4000 - 6000. Suddenly, it doesn't seem as reasonably priced anymore!

The Marshall Islands flag, on the other hand, offers all costs upfront and registration is a relatively pain-free process. Also, the Marshall Islands registry is more than 40 years old and has a tremendous amount of experience in the yachting registration arena. Additionally, the Marshall Islands remains on the white list for Paris MoU - which is a great indicator of the legitimacy of the product. There is no requirement to bring the vessel to The Marshall Islands either.

Flagging your yacht in the Marshall Islands isn't the cheapest option, but you get what you pay for and what it does offer you is upfront costs and a process that very often does not require that a survey be done for recreational registration. Of course, when you use a professional service provider such as Yacht Registry, Ltd. this process becomes simple and streamlined. We take care of all the heavy lifting.


  1. We will review your vessel paperwork to make sure that you have all the relevant paperwork required for registration of the vessel.
  2. Should all supporting documentation in order, we will setup a Marshall Islands Company. The yacht to be registered will need to be "sold" to The Marshall Islands Company. We can provide guidance with this process as well.
  3. We will proceed with yacht registration. The entire process takes an average of 2-3 weeks and is largely dependent on how quickly we get responses/required documentation from you.

Important: Only yachts that have a length of 40 feet and above are eligible for registration in The Marshall Islands.

Sounds simple? Well, that's because we take care of all the details and paperwork, so that you can focus on sailing! Yacht Registration in the Marshall Islands is a fantastic option for those who wish to sail internationally and our 40 years of experience in the yacht registration arena says that we're a great bet. Get in touch with us here to know more.

Alternatively, if you wish to consider another option, we also offer International Yacht Registration for Langkawi, Malaysia.

Yacht Registration in The Marshall Islands vs. Langkawi

Marshall Islands Yacht Registration
  • One of the largest most prestigious yachting flags in the world
  • Designed to be used Internationally
  • White-listed in Paris MOU
  • Can be registered in the name of a Marshall Islands Company or Delaware Company
  • Yacht must have a length of 40+ feet
Prices start at $2800
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Langkawi Yacht Registration
  • Yacht can be registered in the name of an Individual OR Company
  • The Yacht does not have to visit Malaysian waters
  • Designed to be used Internationally
  • Tax benefits
  • White-listed in IMO
Prices start at $1082
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