Boat and Yacht Registration Delaware
We register Boats and yachts under the Delaware (USA) flag


Express Service 3 Days
10 Year
MMSI license
450 USD
1 Year Registration
State Fees for 1 year registration
These government fees are mandatory
Class A - less than 16 ft 20 USD
Class 1 - 16 ft to under 26 ft 40 USD
Class 2 - 26 ft to under 40 ft 60 USD
Class 3 - 40 ft to under 65 ft 100 USD
Class 4 - 65 ft and longer 120 USD
  • Valid worldwide
  • Registration of vessel under Delaware (USA) flag
  • Registration valid for 1 year
  • Expedited service
  • Includes overnight Courier Service
3 day service
249 USD
OR
3 week service
179 USD
OPTIONAL
MMSI License   450 USD

*Note: Our rate includes everything - there are no additional hidden fees.

3 Year Registration
State Fees for 3 years of registration
These government fees are mandatory
Class A - less than 16 ft 60 USD
Class 1 - 16 ft to under 26 ft 120 USD
Class 2 - 26 ft to under 40 ft 180 USD
Class 3 - 40 ft to under 65 ft 300 USD
Class 4 - 65 ft and longer 360 USD
  • Valid worldwide
  • Registration of vessel under Delaware (USA) flag
  • Registration valid for 3 years
  • Expedited service
  • Includes overnight Courier Service
3 day service
249 USD
OR
3 week service
179 USD
OPTIONAL
MMSI License   450 USD

*Total: Our rate includes everything - there are no additional hidden fees.

Setup a LLC Company (OPTIONAL)
Delaware LLC company setup
We recommend setting up a LLC for:
Asset Protection
Confidentiality
Tax Benefits
Resale Advantages
  • Includes setup of LLC company in Delaware
  • Includes first year Delaware resident agent fee
  • Includes first year Delaware resident mail address
  • Expedited 3 + 3 day service (LLC + reg) available

*Note: Our rate includes everything - there are no additional hidden fees.

Radio Licence - MMSI (OPTIONAL)
MMSI License
OTHER SERVICES
Official Delaware state confirmation letter

This is an optional letter in addition to the Delaware license (that is in credit card format)

USD 129 *(PLUS COURIER CHARGES)
Boat Name change

In case you want to change the name of the Boat / Yacht / Vessel

USD 99 *(PLUS COURIER CHARGES)
Deletion Certificate

Official Delaware government letter confirming vessel has been deleted from registry

USD 99 *(PLUS COURIER CHARGES)
*If additional courier fees are applicable the fees are below

DHL OVERNIGHT COURIER SERVICE

USA……….......….…….…….....30 USD
ALL OTHER …...…….……..….75 USD

We register boats under the Delaware (USA) flag – either as Company or Private Individual

YACHT REGISTRATION DELAWARE (USA) is a nautical service which registers new, second hand, home build boats, jet skis and other vessels under the Delaware (USA) Flag registry. Delaware (USA) is one of the most widely chosen jurisdictions for ship registration and is valid around the world. The Delaware (USA) flag registration is accessible to boat owners from any country, as there is no obligation of residence in Delaware (USA).

The Delaware vessel registration is also perfect for European Union citizens that use their vessel within EU waters. If you have paid VAT on your boat you can use the Delaware registration within European waters and do not have to leave every 6 months!

We can register you as a private owner and you do not need a USA residency or citizenship to register in Delaware or we can setup an LLC. in Delaware, to hold the ownership of your yacht. By doing so, you can protect your privacy and liability but if this is of no concern to you, then there is no use in spending the extra 299 USD for setting up the LLC.

IF YOU SETUP AS PRIVATE OWNER

STEP 1 – YOU PROVIDE US WITH MIN. DOCUMENTS
You provide us with the simple paperwork required (see below page) by email. We check the papers and if all correct send you a payment link.

STEP 2 - WE REGISTER YOUR VESSEL UNDER DELAWARE FLAG
We will apply for your Delaware yacht registration. This will take max 3 weeks if you choose our regular service or max 3 days if we go by in person for our express service. Once you received your registration your vessel can fly the US flag in any international waters around the world.

IF YOU SETUP WITH AN LLC

STEP 1 – WE SET-UP A DELAWARE LLC (LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY) FOR YOU
A non-US citizen may own a Delaware LLC which in turn can own a vessel registered in Delaware. We setup this LLC for you but it is 100% owned by you. You then make a bill of sale selling your boat to your own new Delaware LLC. The Bill of sale has to be notarized which is easy since you are both the seller (person) as well as the buyer (your company) This LLC is used solely for the ownership of your boat and will therefor not need to pay any taxes. The setup of the LLC will only take about 3 days. You can use our sample Bill of Sale or use your own.

STEP 2 - WE REGISTER YOUR VESSEL UNDER DELAWARE FLAG
Once your LLC is formed and you have notarized the Bill of Sale we will apply for your Delaware yacht registration. This will take max 3 weeks if you choose our regular service or max 3 days if we go by in person for our express service. Once you received your registration your vessel can fly the US flag in any international waters around the world.

We Also Register Boats In:

( Available for all nationalities )
Netherlands
  • Valid for most EU countries
  • Proof of boat ownership
  • Registration in just 3 days
  • Valid for 2 years
Belgium
  • Valid around the world
  • Official Flag Registration
  • Registration in 3 weeks
  • Valid for 5 years
DelawareDelaware (USA)
  • Valid around the world
  • Official Flag Registration
  • Registration from 3 days
  • Valid for 1 or 3 years
Malta
  • Valid around the world
  • Official Flag Registration
  • Registration from 2 days
  • Valid for 1 year - easy renewal
  • Also for Commercial use
United Kingdom
  • Valid around the world
  • Official Flag Registration
  • Registration from 3 days
  • Valid for 5 years
  • Also for Commercial use
Poland
  • Valid around the world
  • Official Flag Registration
  • Registration in 2 weeks
  • Valid for Life!

Advantages of registering a vessel in Delaware, USA:

There are several important reasons for vessel owners to register their boat under the Delaware (USA) flag: rules and regulations are less strict than most other countries, the costs are much lower, it is valid for 3 years and it is valid around the world. On board of a boat the law of the Flag applies, in this case the Delaware (USA) law / legislation. We have clients from around the world that register in Delaware. Advantages of registering a vessel in Delaware, USA:
  1. A non-US citizen may own a Delaware LLC which in turn can own a vessel registered in Delaware
  2. Delaware has no sales tax, personal property tax, intangible tax or stock transfer tax.
  3. Delaware has NO corporate income tax assessed for income derived outside of the State of Delaware.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Cost of registration and incorporation of a Delaware company is inexpensive.
  7. Cruise in the United States (you must fly the flag of the country of the owner of the LLC)
  8. Your registration is valid around the world

To Help You Decide On Where To Register You Boat
Here is the simple guide

The first thing to understand is that under which flag you sail has nothing to do with your nationality! All the registrations we offer are available to any nationality. In some cases we need to put the ownership of your vessel in a new dormant company (that you own) in order to comply with the rules but this is only an advantage, as these companies also offer you protection from liability and have several other advantages.

The Dutch registration is actually a document of ownership but in that capacity, is accepted in most European countries when arriving in a port and handing over your documents. The only country where the Dutch document occasionally gives problems is Portugal and therefore we recommend clients that visit Portugal to use one of our other registrations, which are actual flag registrations and accepted all around the world. The Dutch ICP document can be obtained in 3 days, so it is ideal if you just bought a boat in another country and need to bring it home to where you live within Europe.

The Belgium registration is an actual flag registration and is therefore accepted around the world with no issues at all. The nice thing about the Belgium registration is that it is valid for 5 years. There is a small, one-time tax to be paid if you register in Belgium and it depends on the age of the boat (see details on our site). IMPORTANT: The Belgium government wants to make it a lot harder for non-Belgium citizens to register under Belgium flag and will introduce changes later in the year. We therefor recommend clients who want to use this option to register fast with us, as once you have the registration, it will still be valid for 5 years.

The Delaware (USA) registration is very straight forward with minimal paperwork, no survey needed and can be obtained within 3 days. It is valid around the world and is highly recommended. IMPORTANT: Boat owners that live in a European union country and have paid vat on their vessel in the past can use this flag also in Europe without having to leave the European waters every 6 months.

The Malta flag is also available for any nationality but is used more by boat owners with larger yachts or for commercial operations as the fees are a bit higher than most other jurisdictions.

The United Kingdom (UK) registration entitles you to fly the red ensign flag which is held in high regard within the maritime community. The paperwork is not that much and the flag is valid for 5 years and offers a very easy renewal process. The registration is similar in the UK for both private use as well as for commercial use and the fees are the same.

The Polish flag is probably our best value flag as the registration process is simple, with no surveys to be done and the best part is; you get the registration for life, so no more renewals! Since Poland is a full European Union member, this flag document is accepted anywhere in the world and comes in 4 languages. We take care of the whole process for you and translate all your current boat papers into Polish as part of our fee.

What documents are needed to register under the Delaware(USA) Flag:

The documents required to register your boat vary depending on if the vessel was new or used when you bought it.

FIRST TIME DELAWARE REGISTRATION OF USED BOAT FOR PRIVATE OWNER

  1. Duly filled-out DELAWARE BOAT REGISTRATION FORM – (We will prepare this for you to sign)
  2. Notarized Bill of Sale
  3. Deletion Certificate of previous registration (if applicable)
  4. * If the boat is new then you must also submit the ORIGINAL Certificate of Origin

FIRST TIME DELAWARE REGISTRATION OF USED BOAT FOR LLC – (IS COMPANY OWNERSHIP)

  1. Duly filled-out DELAWARE BOAT REGISTRATION FORM – (We will prepare this for you to sign)
  2. Notarized Bill of Sale
  3. Deletion Certificate of previous registration (if applicable)
  4. If you choose to protect your boat by transferring ownership into a INC or LLC fill in our COMPANY FORMATION APPLICATION FORM
  5. Notarized Bill of Sale between the previous owner (is you) and the new Delaware LLC that we setup for you – click here to use our Bill of Sale example
  6. Please provide us with a copy of previous registration or a deletion certificate
  7. If the boat is new then you must also submit the ORIGINAL Certificate of Origin

ALREADY REGISTRED IN DELAWARE

  1. To transfer a boat already registered in Delaware we need a notarized Bill of Sale and the previous owner's registration certificate in order to keep the same Delaware License number

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