Yacht registration


IMS is specialized in the registration of all types of sailing and motor luxury yachts in several numbers of jurisdictions:

  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • United Kingdom
  • Isle of Man
  • Hong Kong
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Gibraltar
  • Marshall Islands

IMS is in regular contact with Registrations, insurance and sales & purchase brokers enable IMS to offer the following services:

  • Yacht registration including selection of flag which best suite your needs.
  • Obtaining registration certificate, deletion certificate, change of ownership, name and port.
  • Renewals and amendments to Certificates of Registry and statutory certificates.
  • Marine insurance.
  • Coordination on purchase and sale of yachts.


IMS Yacht registration services also include:


Marine communications and EPIRB registration

Larger yachts will have a number of satellite communication systems fitted that will need to be commissioned via the flag jurisdiction, with separate ID numbers for each service utilized and an accounting authority appointed for the collection and payment of charges billed.

Larger yachts will also have at least one EPIRB fitted and it is vital that correct details of the yacht and emergency contact are registered.

IMS works directly with the leading radio traffic licensing and accounting authorities to obtain the relevant international call sign and Satcom ID numbers and thus ensure that its clients have access to the vital global telecommunications network.


Liaison with classification societies

IMS works closely with the most recognized classifications societies:


  • Lloyd’s Register.
  • Rina.
  • Germanischer Lloyd.
  • Bureau Veritas.
  • The American Bureau of Shipping.