Registration of a vessel for a period of one year580 €
Registration of a boat for a period of one year with an LLC1.400 €
Radio License MMSI issued by the United Kingdom310 €
Radio License MMSI issued by the United Kingdom550 €

Boat Registration in Delaware

 

Delaware Yacht Registration - available for ALL nationalities!

Many Europeans and South Americans have discovered that by registering your ship in Delaware, you can avoid the red tape of their own country of origin. We can register you in only 5 days if you use our expedited service or if you are not in a hurry, we can do it in 2 weeks.

Yes, you can register a boat in Delaware (USA) and your boat papers will be valid in any country in the world. This means for example that a European, who registers his ship in Delaware, can visit any European port with these documents. We also have many South Americans who prefer to sail under the American flag in international waters.

The best part of Delaware registration is the minimal paperwork involved and the speed to install it. Simply send us a notarized deed of sale (see details below) and fill out our online form and you're ready to go. If you need your paperwork quickly, we can do it in 5 days!

What about European VAT? 

If you have proof that VAT has been paid on your vessel in any European country, you do not have to leave European waters at all, even though you are registered in Delaware.

Register as a private or business owner

You can register your boat in two ways; the owner being a private individual from any country or you can choose to register your boat under a holding company. If you choose to register under a holding company, we will set up a Delaware LLC for you. We can set up the LLC for you within 48 hours for a fee of €820 and you will only have to pay the low annual maintenance fee of €600 after the first year. If you are using the LLC only as a company owning your boat, there will be no taxes to pay.

Other services we offer regarding Delaware registrations:

Official confirmation letter from the State of Delaware - €250 (plus courier costs)
This is an optional letter in addition to the Delaware license (which is in credit card format).

Boat name change - 200 € (plus courier costs)
If you want to change the name of the

Certificate of deletion of boat / yacht / ship - 200 € (plus courier costs)
Official letter from the Government of Delaware confirming that the vessel has been deleted from the registry

What documents are required for a Delaware registration?

The paperwork to set up the property in Delaware is very simple:

OPTION 1 - Individual private property
  1. Fill in our form
  2. Provide us with a copy of a notarized deed of sale
  3. Optional if your boat has already been registered under another flag - then we need a copy of the current registration or deletion certificate
  4. Optional If your boat is new, we need a copy of the certificate of origin.

If you provide us with the above documents, copies by e-mail. We can register your boat in as little as 5 days!

OPTION 2 - Ownership under your LLC company
  1. Fill out our business setup form - we will set up a Delaware LLC for you within 24 hours.
  2. We will then provide you with a bill of sale that you sell your boat to your own LLC.
Second, the paperwork is the same as for private property:
  1. Fill in our form
  2. We already have a copy of your deed of sale as you sold it to your LLC.
  3. Optional if your boat has already been registered under another flag - then we need a copy of the current registration or deletion certificate
  4. Optional If your boat is new, we need a copy of the certificate of origin.
Advantages of owning a boat under a corporate LLC:
  1. A Delaware LLC offers protection against personal liability. For example, in case of damage to other vessels or structures, even if not the fault of the boat owners.
  2. Registration under a Delaware LLC also offers complete confidentiality because in Delaware, all information about LLC members does not have to be filed with the State and is not in the public record.
  3. The cost is minimal and it is very quick to set up an LLC.

 

We can also arrange for an MMSI radio licence.

As you probably know, it is mandatory by law to have a MMSI radio licence on board your vessel at any time, so we strongly recommend that our clients obtain it when requesting your vessel ownership document. Having an MMSI license on board avoids problems when you are checked by the local authorities.

You do not need to take a course to receive the licence, all we need is some information about you and your vessel which can be filled in on our order form. Fill in the form, make the payment and the same day you have a MMSI radio certificate for your vessel valid for all countries in the world.

We offer MMSI licences issued by the US and UK governments. Both have no restrictions on your nationality or under which flag your vessel is registered and are valid for 10 years. It only takes us 1 day to obtain your licence.

What type of MMSI licence do I need for international waters?
If you are operating your vessel in international waters (even in the Bahamas or Canada), you will need an international MMSI licence. In order to obtain a worldwide MMSI licence valid in all international waters, you have 2 options:

Licence issued by UK Telecom with a boat registration (€310):
We can also offer you a global MMSI issued by the UK telecom authorities. This official radio licence will be valid for use with a VHF, AIS and EPIRB on your boat AND IS NOT UNDER ANY FLAG YOU ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED.

License issued by the US FCC 550 €:
We can also provide you with an MMSI issued by the US FCC Telecom authorities. This official radio license will be valid for use with VHF, AIS and EPIRB on your boat and is ONLY VALID FOR U.S. VESSELS.

If you are interested in Boat Registration in Delaware, contact our experts.