Frequently Asked Questions

See our most common questions related to the Malta boat registration.


Malta maritime authorities will accept private pleasure yachts of any size and commercial yachts over 15 meters not older than 20 years old.

Any European citizen or company can register their vessel in Malta.

Yes in Malta you can register the mortgage of the vessel, because the Malta register of ships provides proof of tile and this enables you to register a mortgage.

The port of registry will be Valetta, this means that Valetta will appear on the stern on all Malta registered vessels.

- The Maltese registration is valid world wide and belongs to the prestigious red ensign flag
- Available for all European citizens and company, if you are from outside the EU, we can easily set up a company in Malta for you.
- The Vat is lower than in most other EU countries
- Ability to obtain a provisional registration to cover vessel for navigation immediately after purchase
- The registration document comes in English so widely understood
- Available for commercial use
- No minimum manning policy for private yachts
- Malta has no nationality restrictions for crew giving yacht owners flexibility in whom they employ as crew onboard their vessel

No, Survey and tonnage and convention certificates may be issued on behalf of the Malta government by the following recognised organisations: American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, China Classification Society, ClassNK, DNV-GL, Korean Register of Shipping, Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, Polish Register of Shipping, Registro Italiano Navale and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.

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