Registration of ships and yachts is governed by the Merchant Shipping Act, 1992. Seychelles is member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth, the group of non-aligned countries, the Indian Ocean Commission, and the International Maritime Organization, and vessels flying the Seychelles flag benefit from friendly treatment worldwide.
Under Seychelles flag a Yacht / Vessel can only be registered either by following:
A Seychelles IBC can be incorporated and will act as ship owning company. The yacht could be owned by the IBC Company.
The present recognised and authorised Classification societies by the Seychelles Ship Registrar are listed below.
If the Yacht or vessel is not in Seychelles waters, it can be provisionally registered under a Seychelles flag at a diplomatic or consular representative abroad. It will later be permanently registered with the Seychelles Ship Registrar.
A ship is usually registered for an initial period of 90 days, extendable for another 90 days. Once all requires documents have been submitted the ship can be provisionally registered.
The following particulars will need to be presented for the provisional registration of a yacht:
After the 90-day period, or after the expiry of the extension of the registration certificate, the Vessel can be permanently registered at no extra cost. The vessel owner must submit the following statutory certificates and documents.
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