When purchasing a motor or sailing vessel it is very important to decide on the best suitable country to register it.

Since the vessel is subject to the laws of the country of registration, it is essential that the registrymeets your expectations. It’s also very important to be diligent in selecting the country for yacht registration by working with the right advisers.

Once the vessel is registered in a country, all of the country’s laws will apply to youryacht.

Most owners will want to register their yachts in a country that is well respected in the US and the EU framework. A country with bad reputation, can limit where the vessel is allowed to travel or, at the very least, make it subject to more detentions and strict inspections.