Register boat in Marshall Islands
Register your yacht under Marshall Islands Flag

Marshall Island Flag Registration

The Marshall Island registry is globally recognized, the Marshall Islands is an active member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), it has ratified and implemented all key international conventions and instruments. The Marshall Islands administration continually strives to promote the quality in its Registry and those operating under the Marshall Islands Flag achieve the highest ratings in the port State control (PSC). 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.

Private Yachts off less than 24 meters:

Private yachts 12 m or more but less than 24 m in LOA and under 20 years of age are no longer required to undergo a pre-registration inspection. However, the Administrator reserves the right to require such an inspection as deemed necessary.

Under the new rules, private yacht owners are required to complete MI-127PY, Declaration of Private Use – Not for Hire, acknowledging their responsibility to meet certain safety and environmental pollution prevention measures. However, all private yachts over 20 years of age will still be required to undergo a pre-registration inspection by either an Appointed Representative (AR) or Qualified Individual (QI).

Please note vessels less than 12 meters cannot be registered under the Marshall flag.

Which documents are required:

  • MI-127PY, Declaration of Private use - not for hire
  • List of proposed names
  • Application form
  • Proof of ownership, for example, Bill of Sale, builders certificate
  • Proof of insurance
  • Proof that the boat is free from liens and encumbrance
  • Tonnage and measurement certificate for yachts under 24 meters, issued by an OR or AR
  • All vessels must comply with the relevant national and international requirements.


Yacht owners are given a choice of either Bikini or Jaluit as the yacht’s home port.

Who are eligible to register with the Marshall Registration?

Yachts may be owned by a RMI corporation, general or limited partnership, limited liability company, or qualified foreign maritime entity.

How long is the registration period

    Yacht owners may register their yachts with the RMI under a one year program; however, an optional three-year program is offered for private yachts and PYLCs.

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:

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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