British Yacht Registrations is a trading name of Williams and Smithells, which has over 40 years’ experience of selling and registering yachts. Williams and Smithells has launched the new website to provide its customers with a dedicated area, offering information and advice about both British and European registries.
Williams and Smithells has extensive experience of working alongside some of the UK’s premier banks who traditionally offer marine finance, and benefits from a close working relationship with the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) and the YDSA (Professional Yacht Designer and Surveyors Association).
The company has registered thousands of yachts, representing almost every nationality in Europe entitled to British yacht registry. As experienced yacht brokers, Williams and Smithells offers a full consultancy service to its customers, ensuring they are given a personal, hassle free experience, combined with step-by-step guidance about the legal rights and obligations associated with being a boat owner.
Mark Ellyatt, from Williams and Smithells said, “Buying a boat is an exciting step for anyone to take, but it can also be a complex process. Our aim is to remove the associated stress from our customers, leaving them free to focus on enjoying their new purchase.
“Whilst the registration of a pleasure craft in the UK is not always compulsory, many owners still elect to register their boat in order to legally prove a vessel’s ownership and nationality. Registration enables boat owners to claim protection under English law in the event of a collision or disaster anywhere in the world. In addition, registered boats in the UK are authorised to fly the prestigious British Red Ensign Flag entitling owners to seek assistance from any British Embassy or Consulate in the world.”
Services from Williams and Smithells include British yacht registrations, British registration for Europeans, private purchase consultancy and brokerage. For further information please visit www.britishyachtregistrations.com or www.williamsandsmithells.co.uk