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SVG registrations




Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are an idyllic chain of islands scattered down the Eastern Caribbean from Saint Vincent in the north to Grenada in the south, approximately 1,600 miles southeast of Miami and were discovered by Columbus in 1498. This is truly a yachtsman’s paradise and it is no surprise that yacht registration procedures are quick and simple.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a multi-island state and a full member of the British Commonwealth, the United Nations, the Organisation of American States, the International Labour Organisation, Caricom, and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. The main city and financial centre, Kingstown, is situated on Saint Vincent Island. English is the official language and Queen Elizabeth II is the Head of State represented by the Governor General, Sir Frederick Ballantyne.


Saint Vincent has in place a body of laws that not only reflect the best elements of modern yacht ownership legislation, but also accept the reality of today's information technology and a competitive climate for yacht registration. As befits a maritime nation with a rich sea faring tradition, registration of a yacht is efficient with most registrations taking just two working days.


We offer you the opportunity to register yachts under the flag of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, a member of the IMO since 1980, is also a member of the Baltic Exchange and ranks among the top 20 leading fleets of the world by flag registration.


Ownership requirements:

A yacht may be registered under the St.Vincent flag by:
  • An individual who is a citizen of and a resident of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • A corporate entity or registered association registered under the appropriate laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines ( including International Business Corporations and Trusts ) or a partnership
  • A corporate entity, association or partnership registered outside of the jurisdiction (for example in a state) but which has appointed a Registered Agent in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Vessels must not be older than 18 years (15 years for tankers) unless special permission is granted. This condition does not apply to vessels registered for scrap purposes.

Advantages of Yacht Registration in St. Vincent
  • Certificate is recognized worldwide;
  • Facilitates the registration of mortgages, change/transfer of ownership;
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a premier yachting destination in the Caribbean, equipped with excellent facilities, berths, accommodation and services for you and your vessel.
  • St. Vincent is recognized as a reputable offshore financial centre and your yacht – owning IBC can also be used for other purposes
Required documents for yacht registration on the St. Vincent and the Grenadines flag:
  1. Letter of application to the Registrar of Shipping.
  2. Completion of application form.
  3. Letter from owner(s) appointing local registering agent
  4. Bill of Sale of vessel or Builder’s Certificate if new (Notarised)
  5. Declaration of ownership (Notarised)
  6. Certificate of Incorporation of a registered company ( such as an IBC )
  7. Ship station license (NTRC)
  8. Certificate of Deletion of vessel from previous registry.
  9. Conditional Survey ( Relevant certificates of seaworthiness to be submitted)
Fees and Taxes:
> Yachts, Small Crafts      US$  750.00
> Charter yachts  US$ 1.500.00
> From 1 To 99999 GT per GT US$
Minimum US$
Maximum US$
Special Reduced Registration Fees    
> One voyage to scrapyard (maximum 6 months)  per GT US$
Minimum US$
Maximum US$
> Bareboat Charter (maximum 4 years) per GT US$
Minimum US$
Maximum US$
Annual Tax:    
> Yachts, Small Crafts US$ 290.00
> From 1 To 99999 GT
per GT US$
Minimum US$
Corporate ownership:    
> Min. Fee for Yacht registrations with IBC: US$ 2,500.00
> Min. Annual maintenance fees with IBC:   US$ 1,200.00


Additional fees


Certificate of registry Included in reg.fee
Ship station radio license $300
Change of ownership $300
Change of name $300
Tonnage certificate $300
Exemption certificate $300
Min. Safe manning Certificate $100
Certified copy of documents $50
Deletion certificate $100
Recognition of foreign licenses $100
Registration of Mortgage $250
Transfer of Mortgage $100
Transcript of register $100
Non-encumbrance certificate $100
Civil Liability Certificate $250
Annual Flag State Inspection $350
Continuous Synopsis Record $100
ISM Code / Safety Management Certificate $500
I.S.S.C. $500
Document of Authorization to load approval $250
STCW 95 (Master and Chief Engineer) $200
STCW 95 (Officers) $150


All fees are in USD and subject to change without notice.



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