Yacht Registration under the United States Flag


You can register your yacht in the USA, thru the State of Delaware
It is inexpensive and fast plus valid around the world! The best part is you do not have to be a citizen of the USA. You can register even though you are a resident in South America, Europe, Africa or from Asia. You can register your yacht in the USA, thru the State of Delaware. It is inexpensive and fast plus valid around the world! The best part is you do not have to be a citizen of the USA. You can register even though you are a resident in South America, Europe, Africa or from Asia.

Advantages of registering a vessel in Delaware, USA:
  • Anybody, even a non-US citizen can register a vessel under their own personal name
  • Anybody, even a non-US citizen may also own a Delaware LLC, which in turn can own a vessel registered in Delaware
  • No boat survey needed!
  • Simple paperwork; a bill of sale and a deletion certificate or copy of current registration
  • Delaware has no sales tax, personal property tax, intangible tax or stock transfer tax.
  • Delaware has NO corporate income tax assessed for income derived outside of the State of Delaware.
  • A Delaware LLC can protect the boat owner from personal liability that may stem from any damage that can possibly occur, whether the fault of their boat or the operators of their boat at the time.
  • Sheltering a boat under a Delaware LLC also allows the owner to maintain his/her privacy. In Delaware, information about the members of an LLC is not required to be filed with the state, and is not on the public record.
  • Cost of registration and incorporation of a Delaware company is inexpensive.
  • Fast processing time – 5 days (Expedited) or up to 3 weeks (Standard)
  • European VAT Tax: If you have proof that VAT has been paid on your vessel in Europe, you do not have to leave the European waters at all, while registered with Delaware papers.

Let us take care of your Delaware, USA boat registration. We can have it done in 5 days (expedited) up to 3 weeks (standard).

COST: ACTUAL GOVERNMENT FEES + OUR SERVICE FEE OF $179 (STANDARD REGISTRATION) OR $249 (EXPEDITED REGISTRATION)
*OUR PRICES INCLUDE ALL INCLUDING OVERNIGHT COURIER FEES

We offer an OPTIONAL complete Delaware registration package which includes a company formation (LLC):
You can choose to hold the ownership of your vessel under a holding company if you seek; minimal liability issues in case of maritime accidents, anonymity or for taxation reasons. If you use an LLC only as a ownership company of your boat, there will not be any taxes to be paid.

We will prepare a Bill of Sale for you in which you as a person sell your vessel to your own new LLC holding company. We can have your LLC setup in 48 hours and we only need a know the name you want as owner of the company. Our package includes all:

  • Preparing annual registration paper
  • Includes first year resident agent fee
  • Forwarding to you for signature
  • State of Delaware fees will be charged separately to your credit card
  • Express shipping via Fedex or other express carrier
COST: $299 ALL-INCLUSIVE
*OUR PRICES INCLUDE ALL INCLUDING OVERNIGHT COURIER FEES

We offer an OPTIONAL MMSI Radio license:
As you are probably aware, it is mandatory by law to have a MMSI - radio license onboard your vessel at all times.

What kind of MMSI license do I need for International waters?
If you use your vessel in international waters (even Bahamas or Canada) you will need an international MMSI license. In order to obtain a worldwide valid MMSI license, that is valid in all International waters you have 2 options:

License is issued by the USA – FCC ( $349)
We can obtain the license within 48 hours for you. The USA - MMSI license is valid for 10 years and is 349 USD in combination with the Delaware registration.

License issued by UK Telecom ($169)
We can also offer you a worldwide MMSI issued by the UK Telecom authorities. This official radio license will be valid to use with a VHF, AIS, and EPIRB on your boat AND IT DOES NOT MATTER UNDER WHICH FLAG YOU ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED. This license will be valid for 10 years and is only 169 USD in combination with the Delaware registration.

We also offer Delaware boat registration services:
  • Official Delaware state confirmation letter - $129 - This is an optional letter in addition to the Delaware license (that is in credit card format).
  • Boat Name change - $99 - In case you want to change the name of the Boat / Yacht / Vessel
  • Deletion Certificate - $99 - Official Delaware government letter confirming vessel has been deleted from registry
    *The above fees do not include courier fees - if needed they are $30 for USA and $75 for the rest of world

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