About us

The Marshall Islands Yacht Registry has gained increased recognition throughout the yachting community as a result of its more efficient registration process, which includes a yacht owner’s ability to register a private yacht under either a one-year or three-year program.
The Marshall Islands Registry is ranked as the third largest open registry in the world and private/commercial yachts comprise 24% of the Marshall Islands fleet in terms of vessel count.

With an offices in major maritime cities around the world, the Marshall Islands is able to provide same-day service to the yachting community, regardless of location and time zone.


  • White listed with good reputation
  • No tax on profits from the operation
  • Available for all yachts over 12 M
  • Around the clock maritime support
  • Maritime offices around the world
  • Mortgage protection for lenders


  • Types of vessels that may be registered under the RMI flag include: tankers, cargo ships, containerships, passenger vessels, MODUs, tugs, yachts, fishing vessels and other ocean-going vessels
  • Vessels should be under 20 years of age at time of registration. A waiver of the age requirement may be granted depending upon a satisfactory evaluation of the condition, seaworthiness and usage of the vessel
  • Ownership must be in the name of a RMI National, Corporation, General Partnership, Limited Partnership (LP), Limited Liability Company (LLC) or Foreign Maritime Entity (FME) qualified in the RMI


All commercial vessels are required to be classed by a Classification Society that is recognized by the Maritime Administrator. The following are currently recognized: ABS, BV, CCS, NK, CRS, DNV GL, IRS, KR, LR, PRS, RINA AND RS.

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