YACHT REGISTRATION & CLASSIFICATION GUIDES
There is a lot to think about when registering a superyacht, such as flag choice, how to register the yacht and whether the vessel is commercial or private.
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Flag choice and registration are key things to understand for any yacht owner, but the ins and outs of this process aren't always clear. Yachting Pages has created an overall guide to the different flags available and what each state can offer for owners and crew, as well as information on the benefits of private vs. commercial registration.
What are the benefits of registering your yacht in Gibraltar? While the Rock's unique tax status, British Red Ensign jurisdiction and beautiful marinas at the opening of the Mediterranean are obvious answers, Yachting Pages explored in more depth the considerations for yacht registration in this enclave.
There are plenty of great reasons to register your superyacht in the island of Jersey, Channel Islands. Yachting Pages spoke to Jersey Ship's Register to find out more about the flag state, and see what benefits it can offer for owners, captains and crew.
The Bahamas is a well-known destination for superyacht cruising. As a growing flag choice for registration outside the British Red Ensign group, Yachting Pages investigated the advantages and disadvantages of registering a yacht or superyacht with the flag.
What makes the British Red Ensign jurisdictions such a popular flag choice for superyachts around the world? Yachting Pages has taken a look at the main reasons as to why the Red Ensign flag states remain one of the most popular choices for superyachts, explaining how they are categorised and more.
There's a large amount of etiquette that goes hand-in-hand with the use of flags aboard yachts, and this etiquette varies around the globe, just to further confuse things. Read our guide to get a general overview of what is expected around the world.