Requirements for registering a ship or a yacht in Malta
Requirements for provisional registration:
- An application for registration by the owner or an authorised representative accompanied; if required, by an application for a change of name.
- A copy of the ship’s International Tonnage Certificate, where applicable.
- Proof of qualification to own a Maltese ship; in the case of a body corporate, the memorandum and articles of association.
- A declaration of ownership made before the Registrar by the owner or an authorised representative.
- Evidence of seaworthiness; in the case of trading vessels, confirmation of class.
- Payment of initial and annual registration fees. Documents to be submitted during provisional registration.
- A builder’s certificate, if the vessel has not been registered elsewhere; Otherwise a bill of sale or any other document for registry.
- A cancellation of registry certificate from the last country of registry, showing vessel to be free from encumbrances or otherwise.
- A Certificate of Survey and a copy of the international Tonnage Certificate certifying that the vessel has been surveyed in accordance with Maltese regulations.
- Evidence that the vessel has been marked in accordance with the law.
- At least one crew list.
The following is a quick check list of information required:
1. PRESENT VESSEL NAME
2. IMO Number
3. PROPOSED NEW NAME
4. PROPULSION (SAILING, MOTOR, STEAM)
5. SERVICE / Pleasure/ Charter
6. WAS THE VESSEL EVER REGD UNDER A MALTA FLAG
7. COUNTRY OF PRESENT REGISTRY
8. CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY
9. CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY (for ISM – DOC PURPOSES)
10. CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY (for ISM – SMC PURPOSES)
11. CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY (for ISPS- ISSC PURPOSES)
12. PROPOSED DATE OF REGISTRY
13. PORT WHERE SHIP WILL BE ON TRANS OF FLAG
14. NUMBER OF SEAMEN for whom Accom. is arranged
15. GROSS TONNAGE
15.1 NET TONNAGE
16. LENGTH (ARTICLE 2(8))
17. BREADTH (ARTICLE 2(3)
18. DEPTH (ARTICLE 2(2))
19. NUMBER OF DECKS
20. NUMBER OF MASTS
21. DESCRIPTION OF STEM (RAKED, CURVED, PLUMB
22. STERN (TRANSOM, CRUISER, ELLIPTICAL)
23. HOW RIGGED(P/Y ONLY)
24. BUILD (CARVEL,CLENCHER)
25. FRAMEWORK (STEEL, GRP)
26. NUMBER OF BULKHEADS
27. NAME OF BUILDERS
28. ADDRESS OF BUILDERS
29. YEAR OF BUILD
30. NUMBER OF PROPELLING ENGINES
31. DESCRIPTION OF ENGINES
32. YEAR OF BUILD
33. NUMBER OF CYLINDERS IN EACH HEAD
35. NAME OF ENGINE MAKERS
36. ADDRESS OF MAKERS
37. NAME OF OWNERS (MALTESE COMPANY)
38. NAME OF MANAGERS (TECHNICAL – ISM)
39. ADDRESS OF MANAGERS (ISM)
41. FAX No .
43. AOH CONTACT PERSON
44. AOH TEL No.