Registering yacht in Ireland

Yacht registration, Ireland
Yacht registration and ship registration in all maritime jurisdictions explained

How to register a yacht or other vessel in Ireland

As a private individual, you have the right to register your yacht in Ireland, if you are a citizen of Ireland or a national of a Member State of the European Union. Once the registration is completed, you'll be entitled to fly the Irish flag on your yacht.

So, you made up your mind to register your yacht or ship in Ireland. Next you have to decide which of the 13 Irish ports designated to run their own Registrars suites you best of all as a port of registry. Specifically, these ports are: Arklow, Cork, Drogheda, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Limerick, Skibbereen, Sligo, Tralee, Waterford, Westport and Wexford.

Once the decision taken, the next step is to contact the Collector or Chief Officer of Customs and Excise at your chosen port. Before the yacht is actually registered, you or your authorised representative needs to make arrangments for having it inspected and measured by a Surveyor of Ships to specify its tonnage and build. You or your agent will also be asked for evidence confirming the yacht ownership like Builders Certificate or a proper sales agreement, or some other document possibly substituting these. It's that simple!

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