Registering a leisure vessel
For a first time registration on the UK Ship register the following documents will need to be submitted:
Certificate of incorporation (if applicable)
Five years title evidence is required to register a pleasure vessel. A vessel that is under five years old will require title from the builders certificate to the current bill of sale.
All new registrations regardless of the size of the vessel will require a UK certificate of survey for tonnage and measurement issued with a 12 month period of the application to register. The survey must be completed by a surveyor from a class/certifying authority.
UK ITC 69 - is required for all new registrations for vessel over 24m load line/registered length. The ITC must be completed by a surveyor from either the MCA or a Recognised Organisation (ship inspection and survey organisation) listed in MSN 1672.
Once the application has been approved, the Carving and Marking note will be issued, which will confirm the correct markings for the vessel. The Carving and Marking note will need to be completed by the owner of the vessel or if the vessel is 24m or more in length a recognised surveyor will need to sign, date and stamp the document.