Yacht Registration under the Malta Flag

Our Yacht Registration Department specialises in the registration of ships, yachts and other marine vessels under the Maltese Flag.  We collaborate for a specialise maritime law firm CC-Advocates for the formation of shipping companies and for the registration of your yacht, while we take care of all other logistical, technical and familiarisation services.


  • Registration of ships and yachts under the Maltese flag offers several advantages:
  • low company formation and ship registration costs;
  • no restrictions on the nationality of the ship owner;
  • complete tax exemption for private yachts and ships over 1000 Gross Tons;
  • effective tax rate of 4.17% and VAT exemption for chartering of commercial yachts;
  • no restrictions on the nationality of the master, officers and crew;
  • no restrictions or taxation on the sale or transfer of shares of a company owning Maltese registered ships;
  • no restrictions or taxation on the sale and mortgaging of Maltese registered ships;
  • no trading restrictions and preferential treatment to Maltese ships in certain ports.

The operation of commercially registered yachts for chartering purposes using a Maltese company (using a Maltese International Trading Company)  is very tax advantageous. Profits from chartering are taxed at 4.17%, there is no VAT on chartering contracts and VAT paid on purchases by the Maltese company can be reclaimed.

  • Malta's Ship & Yacht Registry - Flying the Malta Flag 
  • Bareboat charter registration 
  • Manning, International Convention, Mortgages
  • Ship Registration Services
  • Yacht Registration
  • VAT on Maltese registered pleasure yachts reduced to 5.4%