Yacht Registration under the Marshall Islands Flag


Register your yacht under Marshall Islands Flag



Existing non Marshall Company
Marshall Islands Yacht Registration
USD $350
USD $550
USD $750
USD $300
USD $1300
USD $3250
(Our Service Fee)
(Registration Fee)
(Tonnage Tax)
(MMSI License)
(KYC verification/documents)
(Total Fee)
    • Price includes all maritime fees
    • Valid around the world
    • No survey in most cases
    • Can register remotely
    • Fast setup time
    • UK LTD. or Delaware LLC. entity possible
    • Good reputation / White listed IMO
    • Easy renewals

New Company Setup
Marshall Islands Yacht Registration
USD $350
USD $550
USD $750
USD $300
USD $300
USD $2250
(Our Service Fee)
(Registration Fee)
(Tonnage Tax)
(Setup UK LTD or USA LLC)
(MMSI License)
(Total Fee)
    • We setup a UK LTD or Delaware LLC for you
    • Price includes all maritime fees
    • Valid around the world
    • No survey in most cases
    • Can register remotely
    • Fast setup time
    • UK LTD. or Delaware LLC. entity possible
    • Good reputation / White listed IMO
    • Easy renewals

Marshall Islands Boat Registration

The RMI Maritime Registry program was setup by the Marshall Islands Government in 1988 and has now become the second largest registry in the world in terms of gross tonnage. The registry is run very professional, with its headoffice in Washington, DC and a network of 28 worldwide offices with more than 400 employees. The RMI maritime registry plays a significant role in at the International Maritime Organization (IMO with a permanent representative.
The Marshall Islands Registry is the only major open registry to be included on the White Lists of both the Paris and Tokyo MoUs and to hold Qualship 21 status with the US Coast Guard for four consecutive years.

Why is the Marshall Islands boat registration so popular?

The RMI registry is very popular with private yacht owners as they do not need an expensive survey to register their vessel (if it is classed, under 24 meters and less then 20 years old). Also, any vessel registered under Marshall Islands flag can easily obtain a US cruising permit which allows a vessel to go in and out of US ports without having to sign in with port authorities. The registration of private yachts is limited to those of 12 meter (m) or more in length overall (LOA).

What is considered a private yacht in the Marshall Islands?

Private yachts are defined as yachts not carrying passengers for hire, not engaged in trade or commerce, and used solely for the pleasure or recreational purposes of its owner. Private yachts of 12 m and more but less than 24 m in LOA and/or hull length (LH), and under 20 years of age, benefit with reduced registration procedures, processing times, and a competitive flat fee for registration. The same will apply to tenders from 7 m and more but less than 24 m in Length of an RMI registered yacht.

Who can own a Marshall Islands flagged yacht?

Ownership of an RMI registered yacht can be either through a Marshall Islands company or thru a foreign company that will be registered in the the Marshall Islands. This means that you have the choice of setting up a new Marshall Islands company to own your vessel or you can use an existing company to continue ownership. We can setup a UK LTD or a Delaware LLC to own your vessel for a flat fee of $300,- USD.

How much does it cost to register a boat in the Marshall Islands?

There is a total of $1650,- USD in fees to register under RMI flag (see details below) if you already have an existing company that owns your vessel. If you need a new company to be setup in order to own your vessel, we can do this for a fee of $300. Either way, we handle the complete registration of your vessel in the Marshall Islands for a flat service fee of $350,- USD. This fee will save you a lot of time and errors and includes everything including overnight courier fees.

Private Yacht less than 24 meters in LOA
  • Registration Fee (includes Permanent Certificate of Registry) US$550
  • Tonnage Tax US$750

What paperwork is needed to register a private yacht under RMI flag?

    1. Original Application for Registration, duly acknowledged or notarized (MI-101U)a copy is acceptable for registration with original to follow. Copy must be kept onboard.
    2. Original or Certified True Copy of Power of Attorney or Corporate Resolutions: Authority of Agent/Officer.
    3. Copy of Third Liability Insurance.
    4. Copy of Bill of Sale.
    5. Copy of National Tonnage Certificate (NTC) or other evidence of Gross and Net Tonnage, i.e. Builders Certificate, Certificate of Registry from Previous Registry, Confirmation from a Naval Architect.
    6. Copy of Protocol of Delivery and Acceptance, (if available).
    7. Copy of Non-Registration Letter or deletion certificate from previous registry, (if applicable).

Can I get an MMSI radio license for my Marshall Islands flagged boat?

Yes, we can apply for a MMSI radio license for your vessel even without taking any radio course. The temporary urgent radio MMSI license is US $100 and the permanent 4 year license is $200,-.

The MMSI license can be renewed after 4 years for a fee of $125,- USD.

Marshall Islands Yacht Registration or register in Poland (see bottom of page)

We can register your boat in Marshall Islands or in 20 other flag registration jurisdictions. As the largest flag registration company we have a lot of experience in the registration of yachts in Marshall Islands.

When registering your boat it is important to first discuss with a boat registration specialist the best place to do this. This choice will depend on a number of factors including; type of use (private, bare boat or commercial), size and tonnage of your boat, private or corporate owned and even if the VSAT has been paid (if in Europe).

Start by contacting us and give us a short explanation of your personal circumstances. We can then advise you on where to register your boat. Your nationality does NOT matter as there are many “open” register countries that will accept boat owners from any country!

One recommendation is: register your boat in Poland from € 469,- and it is valid for life (no renewal cost) Do you need a European Union flag registration that is valid around the world and is available to all nationalities? We can provide you with a Polish (EU) flag registration. This registration is valid for the lifetime of the boat and therefore you will not need to renew your paperwork. The Polish Registration is an actual vessel flag registration and is valid around the world with no limitations.

The whole process is very simple, as you do not need a yacht survey and we can arrange a fully valid provisional registration in 2 days. The cost is from €469,- this is all-inclusive and a one-time fee with no renewal fee.

You can read all details here: https://www.polish-yacht-registration.com/

Flag Country Comparison Table
  USA (Delaware) United Kingdom Poland
How fast can it be done? 3 Days 3 Days 2-3 Days (Provisional)
Available for all nationalities Yes Yes Yes
Validation Period 1 or 3 years 5 years For life
Flag certificate Yes Yes Yes
Ownership registration Yes Yes Yes
Survey mandatory No Yes No
Valid worldwide Yes Yes Yes
Suitable for commercial yachts No Yes Yes
Price from 185 USD 549 GBP 469 EUR
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