A guide to yacht and superyacht registration in Jersey

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As a well-known and popular flag choice for luxury yachts and commercial vessels, the island of Jersey offers numerous advantages for a registered vessel. Yachting Pages spoke to Jersey Ship’s Registry, who explained why it may be beneficial to register using the flag and how to go about it.

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A background to Jersey

Highly influenced by French culture, language and cuisine, Jersey lies in the Bay of Mont St Michel and is the largest of the Channel Islands. The sea has made Jersey what it is, contributing to the island’s identity, with a coastline that hosts many reminders of the ship builder’s yards from the past.

Jersey Ship’s Registry

The Jersey Ship’s Registry has been active for over 200 years and the first recorded vessel on the Register in 1803 was a foreign-built ship called ‘Nelson’, which was 82 feet in length with three masts and a figurine at the bow.

Since then, Jersey has developed a competent, well-regulated and expanding register, adapted to fast cruising yachts and high-powered motor vessels which have evolved from Brigantines and Cutters in the early years.

At present, Jersey has over 2,000 vessels on the register and these can be seen throughout the marinas and moorings anywhere from Acapulco to Zanzibar. Jersey itself plays host to a large number of these registered vessels within the three marinas which form part of St Helier harbour.

An established finance service

Jersey is also an established, respected and well-regulated offshore finance centre. Within this are the requisite maritime banking, administrative and legal expertise in company formation for the full ownership and management of vessels of all kinds. Thus a full service is available within the Island, including the on-going administration, vessel management and accounting for all types of pleasure and commercial yachts.

A member of the British Red Ensign Group

Registering with the Jersey flag will ensure all British Consular services and support will be available when abroad. As a member of the coveted Red Ensign Group (those British crown dependencies and overseas territories that have such registries), the Jersey Registry is monitored by the UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), who ensures their members’ corporate integrity and administrative competence. Their involvement, however, is not restrictive and aims to encourage and provide guidelines for all processes regarding registration.

Read more on the benefits of registering under a British Red Ensign flag.

An efficient registry

From 1st June 2004, the Jersey Registry has been governed in accordance with the Shipping (Jersey) Law 2002. The register specialises in pleasure and commercial yachts up to a limit of 400 tonnes gross, and Jersey Ship’s Registry pride themselves in registering on average 150 new vessels each year. In addition to new registrations, they also deal with between 800 and 1000 transactions regarding existing craft already on the register, so the efficiency and speed of turnaround is paramount to the popularity of the registry.

Eligibility

There is now a wider scope of eligibility for those wishing to register in Jersey. Broadly speaking, owners may be British, Commonwealth or EU individuals and companies, with their principal place of business in an appropriate jurisdiction. In order to have a bona fide link with the island, owners will need to nominate a representative person (or company) based in Jersey and a sample list of bodies prepared to offer this service is available.

Valid for 10 years

As long as ownership doesn’t change, the certificate of registry is valid for 10 years – where as other red ensign group registries are valid for only five years. Upon change of ownership the period commences again for another 10 years.

How to register

A number of steps will need to be followed in order to register, however the process can be completed by following the simple steps laid out by the Jersey Ships’ Registry.

For more information contact Jersey Ships’ Registry or visit their website at www.ports.je/shipsregistry , where links to downloadable forms, as well as checklists for how to register can be found.

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Yacht Registration - Jersey

Jersey is a category 2 Red Ensign flag and is suited to yachts up to 400 GT.  The principal port of registry is Jersey. 

Yacht Registration – Jersey

Jersey yacht registration.

The benefits include:  

  • membership of the Red Ensign Group (REG)
  • regulated by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  • linked with Jersey’s well-regulated offshore finance centre
  • VAT-free temporary importation into EU for non-EU residents
  • renewal every 10 years with no annual charge
  • commercial coding recognition (available from an authorised commercial coding surveyor)
  • social security insurance exemptions

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Jersey is a category 2 Red Ensign flag and is suited to yachts up to 400 GT.  The principal port of registry is Jersey.

United kingdom yacht registration

The UK is one of the world’s leading maritime locations and has 116 UK ports of registry.  This enables owners to secure their preferred yacht name.    The UK  register is regulated by the United Kingdom’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)

BVI yacht registration

The British Virgin Islands is a non EU jurisdiction for VAT and crew employment and is frequently chosen by owners wishing to benefit from temporary admission when visiting EU waters.  The Ports of Registry are: Road Town, White Bay and Gorda Sound.

cayman islands yacht registration

The Cayman Islands is a non EU jurisdiction for VAT and crew employment and is frequently chosen by owners wishing to benefit from temporary admission when visiting EU waters.  The Ports of Registry are:George Town, The Creek and Bloody Bay.

isle of man yacht registration

The Isle of Man is a category 1 Red Ensign flag and is one of the most popular flags for both commercial and pleasure yacht registrations.  The Ports of registry are: Douglas, Peel, Castletown and Ramsey

guernsey yacht registration

The Guernsey registry is also part of the Red Ensign group is open to pleasure yachts up to 150 GT.  The principal port of registry is Guernsey.

malta yacht registration

Malta is the 6th largest ship registry in the world and is one of the most popular EU flags for yacht registration with circa 800 yachts registered.  Yachts of any size may register for pleasure use and yachts of 15 metres or more can register for commercial use.  The sole port of registry is Valletta.

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Boat registration serves as a crucial measure to enhance safety, security, and the effective enforcement of marine regulations. The procedures and prerequisites for registration may differ based on the type and size of the boat, ensuring a tailored approach to meet the specific needs of varying vessels.

What are the main advantages of registering under the Jersey flag:

  • International Reputation: Jersey's flag is associated with a high standard of quality and adherence to international maritime regulations.
  • Tax Benefits: Registering a yacht in Jersey may offer favorable tax advantages and exemptions.
  • Efficient Registration Process: Jersey provides an efficient and streamlined registration process for yacht owners.
  • Legal Protections: Owners benefit from the legal protections and support provided by Jersey's well-established maritime legal framework.
  • Access to Expertise: The jurisdiction offers access to a pool of experienced maritime professionals and services.
  • Flexible Ownership Structures: Jersey allows for flexible ownership structures, accommodating the preferences and needs of yacht owners.
  • Global Recognition: A Jersey flag on a yacht enhances its global recognition and marketability.
  • Commitment to Safety: Jersey's commitment to safety standards ensures that registered yachts comply with rigorous safety measures.

What is the procedure to register a boat in Jersey?

The registration is easy and straightforward.

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

We can register your boat in Jersey 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 Jersey.

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 € 420,- 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 €420,- this is all-inclusive and a one-time fee with no renewal fee.

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Boat/Vessel Registration

If you own a sailboat over eight feet long or a boat/vessel with a motor (no matter the size), you must register it with DMV in order to legally operate it on California waterways.

To register your boat/vessel, you will need:

  • A completed Application for Vessel Certificate of Number (BOAT 101) form. 
  • If the original certificate is lost or damaged, complete an Application for Replacement or Transfer Title (REG 227) form to request a copy.
  • Applicable fees .
  • If you own a trailer for your boat/vessel, you need to register it separately .

You may also need:

  • To complete an approved boating safety course and obtain a California Boater Card if you plan to operate a motorized vessel on a state waterway.
  • Bill(s) of sale (if you bought your boat/vessel from a private party instead of a dealer). 
  • A Statement of Facts (REG 256) form, in case you do not have a copy of the bill of sale.

You can register your boat/vessel at any DMV field office , or mail your registration application and related documents to:

Department of Motor Vehicles PO Box 942869 Sacramento, CA 94269-0001

You may also need to pay the Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Fee and obtain a Mussel Fee sticker. Please see the Mussel Fee sticker request page for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any boat or vessel that you can use to transport yourself on water, such as a:

  • Sail-powered boat/vessel that is over eight feet long.
  • Vessel/boat with a motor (no matter how big it is).

If you bought your boat/vessel from an out-of-state seller, or if you recently moved to California, you need to register your boat/vessel with DMV within 120 days of bringing it into the state.

There are some boats/vessels that  do not  have to be registered:

  • Canoes, rowboats, or any boats/vessels that use paddles or oars
  • Sailboats shorter than eight feet long
  • Sailboards or parasails
  • A ship’s lifeboat
  • Seaplanes on the water
  • Boats that run on a track, such as amusement park rides
  • Floating structures that are tied to land and use power, water, and a sewage system on the shore.

Dinghies must be registered with DMV.

Houseboats that have a motor must be registered with DMV.

Commercial boats/vessels that weigh more than five net tons and are longer than 30 feet must be registered (documented) by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Yes. Any boat/vessel that travels or is moored in California waterways, including private lakes, must be registered with DMV.

  • A  documented boat/vessel  is registered with the U.S. Coast Guard and has a marine certificate. These boats/vessels do not have to be registered with DMV.
  • An  undocumented boat/vessel  is registered with DMV and does  not  have a marine certificate from the U.S. Coast Guard.

If you buy a new boat/vessel, it is automatically considered undocumented, so you have to register the boat/vessel with DMV before you can put it in California waters.

Your boat/vessel will get a vessel registration number (beginning with CF before the numbers) when you register your boat/vessel with DMV.

You have to display your vessel registration number on your boat/vessel. Make sure it meets the following requirements.

Your Vessel Registration Number must:

  • Be painted on or permanently attached to each side of your boat/vessel’s bow.
  • Be written in plain, vertical block letters and numbers that are more than three inches high.
  • Be properly arranged so you can read it from left to right.
  • Contrast with the color of the background so that it is easy to see and read.
  • Example A:  CF 1234 AB
  • Example B:  CF-1234-AB

In addition to your vessel registration number, you will also receive a registration sticker. You should attach it to the both sides of your boat/vessel, three inches apart from your vessel registration number.

Your registration sticker must be clearly visible at all times. Please do not place any numbers, letters, or devices near the registration sticker (other than your vessel registration number and Mussel Fee sticker (if required)).

Starboard and port sides of vessels. Arrows indicate where to place Mussel Fee and Registration stickers. On the starboard side of the hull the stickers are placed to the immediate left of the CF number. On the port side the stickers are placed to the immediate right of the CF number.

If you boat in California fresh waters such as the Delta, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and streams, you must purchase and display a Mussel Fee sticker next to your registration sticker. The Mussel Fee sticker matches the registration sticker by color and date.

You may purchase the Mussel Fee sticker online . The vessel registration/renewal and sticker transactions are separate. Once you receive your Mussel Fee stickers, place them on either side of the registration sticker as shown below.

Since 1972, all boats/vessels manufactured in the U.S. come with a Hull Identification Number (HIN).

The HIN must be:

  • Painted on or permanently attached to your boat/vessel so that it cannot be changed or removed.
  • Assigned and attached by manufacturers to commercially built boats/vessels.
  • Assigned by DMV for homemade boats/vessels.

If your California Certificate of Ownership is lost, stolen, or damaged, you can submit a completed Application for Duplicate or Transfer of Title (REG 227) form.

If you lost your sticker, you can submit a completed Application for Replacement Plates, Stickers, Documents (REG 156) form to replace the lost certificates and/or stickers.

You can then mail the forms to DMV or visit a DMV field office in person.

You must renew your boat/vessel registration by December 31 of every odd-numbered year (for example, 2013, 2017, etc.), even if you do not use your boat/vessel.

To remind you that you need to renew your registration, DMV will mail you a renewal notice 60 days before your registration expires.

Visit our online registration page to see if your vessel is eligible to be renewed online.

You can also renew your registration by phone (automated system), mail, or by visiting a DMV field office in person.

Phone:  1-800-777-0133 Mail: Vehicle Registration Operations Department of Motor Vehicles PO Box 942869 MS C271 Sacramento, CA 94269-0001

If you renew your registration by mail, please return the bottom portion of your renewal notice in the envelope provided with a check, cashier’s check, or money order to cover your fees .

If you do not receive or lose the renewal notice, you may contact DMV and pay your fees.

When you buy a boat/vessel from another person, you should also get the California Certificate of Ownership from the person who sold it to you. That person should sign/endorse the certificate on line 1. If there is a lienholder, you need their signature on line 2.

Once you have the California Certificate of Ownership, write your name and address on the back. Then you can submit the certificate to DMV along with the transfer fee, use tax, and any renewal fees that might be due.

If the boat/vessel has a trailer, you need to get the trailer title. If you cannot get a copy of the title, you can complete a Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) Certification and Application (REG 4017) form to transfer it into your name.

If you decide to sell your boat/vessel, you need to:

  • Give the Certificate of Ownership to the person who buys it. Make sure you sign the certificate on the front.
  • Contact the DMV within five days of the sale and fill out a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability (REG 138)  form.

You must provide the boat/vessel information (vessel registration number, HIN), the name and address of the buyer, and the sale date on the form.

  • Submit the form online or by mail.

If the boat/vessel has a trailer, give the titling and/or registration documents to the buyer and submit a separate  Notice of Release of Liability (REG 138)  form.

Additional Information

Boats and vessels registered in California are included in property taxes by the county tax collector, depending on where the boat/vessel is stored or moored. DMV might deny registration renewal or transfer if the county tax collector tells DMV that you have not paid your personal property taxes.

Vessel registration becomes invalid when a boat/vessel is:

  • Required to be documented by the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Transferred to a new owner.
  • Destroyed or abandoned.
  • No longer used primarily in California.

You must tell the DMV when a boat/vessel is:

  • Moved to a different storage location.
  • Documented through the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Destroyed, lost, or abandoned. Return the California Certificate of Ownership to DMV within 15 days.

Learn more about vessel registration transaction requirements by visiting the Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual .

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The British Register of Ships & The Red Ensign Group

A yacht owner is faced by a bewildering variety of shipping registers vying for the opportunity of registering their yacht.

There is however one register that stand out above all other flags as the best choice for nearly any yacht of any size and type – the British Register of Ships.

It is for good reason that the British Register of Ships is the number one internationally valid title register for yachts.

No other registry can offer the same combination of tradition, reputation, prestige and quality as the British Register of Ships.

The ‘Red Ensign’ flown by all British registered yachts is widely regarded as the flag of choice for the discerning yacht owner.

The British Register of Ships is divided into a number of separate shipping registries who collectively are known as the ‘Red Ensign Group’.

The Red Ensign Group is made up from the United Kingdom, the Crown Dependencies (Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey) and the UK Overseas Territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and the Turks & Caicos Islands).

Any vessel registered in the UK, a Crown Dependency or UK Overseas Territory, is a “British Ship” and is entitled to fly the Red Ensign.

The registries forming the Red Ensign Group are divided into two categories:

Category 1 registers are capable of registering yachts of unlimited tonnage and type. Registers are:

Bermuda; British Virgin Islands (BVI); Cayman Islands; Gibraltar; Isle of Man; and United Kingdom.

Category 2 registers are capable of registering yachts and pleasure vessels of up to 150 gross tons (GT). This limit can be extended to 400GT with an agreement in place with the UK. Registers are:

Anguilla; Falkland Islands; Guernsey; Jersey; Montserrat; St Helena; and Turks & Caicos Islands. 

Oceanskies specialise in the registration of yachts under the Red Ensign.

For further information detailing the advantages of the most popular individual Red Ensign Group registries for yachts please feel free to consult our guides on the following links:

  • Cayman Islands Yacht Registration
  • Guernsey Yacht Registration
  • Isle of Man Yacht Registration
  • Jersey Yacht Registration
  • United Kingdom (UK) Yacht Registration

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Change of Ownership, Amending Registration or Full Registration

​​changing the ownership of a vessel already registered at ports of jersey.

The vendor must complete a bill of sale and the purchaser must complete a declaration of eligibility.

If the vessel is to be company owned, a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation must also be provided by the new owner and an appointment of authorised officer form. These forms must be returned to the Ships’ Registry with the Certificate of Registry, a copy of your passport (if individual ownership) and the prescribed fee.

Following the death of a registered owner, contact the Ships’ Registry for personal service.

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Changing the name of a vessel

If you want to change the name of your currently registered vessel, you must complete an application form for change of name, and return it to the Ships’ Registry with the Certificate of Registry for amending and the prescribed fee.

Applying for a duplicate / replacement Certificate of Registry

If you have lost your Certificate or if it has become illegible, you may apply for a replacement by completing an application form and paying the prescribed fee.

If the vessel is owned by a company the form must be completed by the current nominated authorised officer.

Change an address / engine / authorised officer / representative person / managing owner / other particulars

You must complete the appropriate form and return it to the Ships’ Registry with the Certificate of Registry and the prescribed fee.

There is no charge for a change of address for individuals.

Apply for a transcript / copy of the register

Write, telephone, fax, or email the request to the Ships’ Registry, detailing the vessel’s name or official number with the prescribed fee and a return address for receiving the transcript.

Apply for a certified copy of a document

Contact the Ships’ Registry with the name of the document required and pay the prescribed fee.

Personally inspecting the register

The register is a public register and is available for inspection during normal working hours. A fee must be paid upon inspection.

Transfer port from / to Jersey

For transfer from Jersey, you must complete a request for transfer of port form and return it to the Ships’ Registry with the Certificate of Registry and the prescribed fee.

You must also contact the new REG port of registry in order to follow their requirements.

For transfer to Jersey, you must complete an application to register form, a declaration of eligibility form, and provide a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation if it is to be company owned.

You will also have to contact the current REG port of registry and ask them to send the relative information to the Ships’ Registry.

Transfers may be made within any of the REG registries:

  • Isle of Man
  • Cayman Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • Turks and Caicos

Keeping the registration of a vessel in another jurisdiction and registering in Jersey

This is only possible if someone else charters the vessel from you whilst you remain the legal owner.

This is known as ‘bareboat charter’ and to all intents and purposes the first registration is put into suspension.

The charterer registers the vessel in his own name and whilst on the Jersey register it will be subject to Jersey law. Contact the Ships’ Registry for further information.

Close a registration

You may request closure at any time by completing the request for closure form and returning it to the Ships’ Registry together with the Certificate of Registry for cancellation and the prescribed fee.

Apply for a closed transcript / certificate of deletion​

Anyone may apply for a closed transcript / certificate of deletion by contacting the Ships’ Registry and paying the prescribed fee. There is no specific form to request this.

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There is one week left though in the spring sea bass fishery, which closes on June 19 only to reopen on July 1 with a one-fish daily bag limit.

There hasn't been too much noise on the boats fishing ocean side for striped bass, but the fish are put grazing close inshore. The rocky bottom from Long Branch to Monmouth Beach has given up several nice bass. Chris, Beth, Elli and Charlie Jewell were wire-rod trolling bunker spoons in 40 feet of water off of Mantoloking when they connected with a 51-inch striped bass. The fish was released when they got it boat side.

Surf fishermen have had a slow and steady pick of stripers. The fish have been nosing around the Ocean County barrier islands all spring and Grumpy's Tackle in Seaside Park had reports of bass landed on jerk shad baits. Surf casters bumped into a few bass casting top plugs near the jetty groins off the Monmouth County beaches. The blues have also been in and out of the surf. Giglio's Tackle in Sea Bright had a report of bluefish hooked on a yellow Gibbs plug.

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Giglio's also weighed in a 6.8-pound fluke that measured 28 inches long. The fish was caught in the surf near the shop on a bucktail and teaser.

Pipe Dreamer wins Bluefin Open

Chalk up another big fish for Chip Caruso's Pipe Dreamer, which won the Mid-Atlantic with an 889-pound blue marlin last year. This weekend Caruso's crew landed a 224-pound bluefin tuna to win the Manasquan River Marlin & Tuna Club's Bluefin Open tournament. Caruso was on the reel for this one, which was captured on day four of the five day tournament. The big tuna was just two pounds off the record for the tournament.

The bluefin were at a premium because only seven, included a real small football that weighed 18 pounds were, caught by the tournament's 74 entered boats.

When Jersey Shore native Dan Radel is not reporting the news, you can find him in a college classroom where he is a history professor. Reach him @danielradelapp; 732-643-4072; [email protected].

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