BVI Shipping Registry

"Specialists in BVI yacht registration and marine certification"

The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry specialises in yacht registration under the British Red Ensign Group. Based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, it provides a comprehensive range of services for ships and seafarers, including marine certification

Contact BVI Shipping Registry

Address: RG Hodge Plaza, PO Box 4751. Road Town, Tortola VG1110

Operating in: Tortola

Tel: +1 284 468 9646

The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR) is the Maritime Administration of the BVI, offering first-class services and advice for yacht owners requiring BVI yacht registration and certification.

It is also able to serve the global market as a provider of international yacht registration, safety and advisory services.

The role of the VISR is to implement the maritime policies of the Government covering shipping operations, safety of life at sea, security, the prevention of, and response to, pollution from ships and yachts.

BVI yacht registration specialists

As a member of the prestigious Red Ensign Group of the British Ship Registries, every ship flagged with the VISR becomes a British ship.

The VISR can register:

• Yachts of up to 3,000 gross tonnes
• Recreational craft and yachts of up to 400 gross tonnes
• General cargo ships of unlimited tonnage
• Vessels previously covered under Category 2
• Cargo and commercial craft of up to 150 gross tonnes
• Domestic passenger ships on domestic voyages

Marine certification

The VISR can certify:

• Caribbean SCV-code vessels
• CCSS-code vessels
• Yellow/Blue- code vessels
• Superyachts over 24 metres in length but less than 3,000GT
• Pax. vessels other than SCV-code vessels
• Cargo vessels over 500GT

Yacht certificate titles include Compliance, Safety, International Ship Security, Safety Management, International Tonnage Certification and more.

Contact Virgin Islands Shipping Registry today to discuss your superyacht registration and certification requirements.

Additional Information

BVI Shipping Registry Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY2)