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


10 Year
MMSI License
From 169 USD
1 Year Delaware (USA) Yacht 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
OPTIONAL
3 Year Delaware (USA) Yacht 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
OPTIONAL
Setup a LLC Company (OPTIONAL)
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
  • 3 day expedited service to set up the LLC
Radio Licence - MMSI (OPTIONAL)

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 (399 USD):
We can obtain the license within 48 hours for you. The USA - MMSI license is valid for 10 years and is 399 USD.

License issued by UK Telecom (270 USD)
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.

Delaware Yacht Registration – available for ALL nationalities!

Many Europeans and South Americans have found out that by registering your vessel in Delaware you can avoid the red tape of their own home countries.

Yes, you can register a boat in Delaware (USA) and your boat papers will be valid in any country in the world. This means for instance that a European who registers his vessel in Delaware can visit any European port with these documents. We also have many South Americans that prefer to sail under US flag in international waters.

The best part of being registered in Delaware is the minimal paperwork involved and the speed to get it setup. Just send us a notarized bill of sale (see details below) and fill in our online form and you are set. If you need your paperwork in a hurry, we can get it done in 5 days!

What about the European VAT Tax?: If you have proof that VAT has been paid on your vessel you do not have to leave the European waters at all while registered with Delaware papers.

You can register your boat as with the owner being a private individual from any country or you can choose to register your boat under a holding company. If you choose to register under a holding company, we will setup a LLC for you and you will only need to pay the low annual maintenance fees. If you use the LLC only as a ownership company of your boat, there will not be any taxes to be paid.

What paperwork is needed for a Delaware Registration?

The paperwork to setup ownership in Delaware is very simple:

Private Individual Ownership

  1. Fill in our online form (3 min)
  2. Provide us with a copy of a notarized bill of sale
  3. Optional: if you boat was previously registered under a different flag – we then need a copy of the current registration or deletion certificate
  4. Optional: If your boat is brand new we need a copy of Certificate of Origin.

If you provide us with the above documents copies by email. We can have your boat registered in as little as 5 days!

Ownership under your LLC company

  1. Fill in our company setup form – we will setup a Delaware LLC for you in 24 hours
  2. We will then provide you with a bill of sale that you sell your boat to your own LLC

Then the paperwork is the same as for private ownership:

  1. Fill in our online form (3 min)
  2. We already have a copy of your bill of sale as you sold it to your LLC
  3. Optional: if you boat was previously registered under a different flag – we then need a copy of current registration or the Deletion Certificate
  4. Optional: If your boat is brand new we need a copy of Certificate of Origin.

Advantages boat ownership under a LLC:

  1. A Delaware LLC offers protection from personal liability. For example in the case of damage to any other vessels or structures, even if it was not the boat owners fault.
  2. Registering under a Delaware LLC also offers complete privacy as in Delaware all info about the members of an LLC is not required to be filed with the state, and is not on the public record.
  3. The cost is only minimal and it is very fast to setup an LLC

Register now in 3 simple steps

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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

Flag Country Comparison Table

 USA (Delaware)HollandUnited KingdomPoland
How fast can it be done? 5 Days 3 Days3 Days7 Days
Available for all nationalities yes yesyesyes
Validation Period 1 or 3 years2 years5 yearsFor life
Flag certificateyesnoyesyes
Ownership registrationyesyesyesyes
Survey mandatorynonoyesno
Valid worldwideyesnoyesyes
Suitable for commercial yachtsnonoyesno / yes
Price from185 USD299 EUR799 EUR799 EUR
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