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New Large Yacht Registration (Part 1)

If you would like to register a large yacht on Part 1 of the UK Ship Register, you can submit an application using the online service.

When applying, you will need to supply supporting documents and pay the appropriate fee which are all outlined below.

Before registering, please note that:

  • The Application to Register and Declaration of Eligibility forms are not required if you are submitting your application online
  • Documents will need to be printed off and signed as we cannot accept digital signatures
  • Documents used to support your application for Large Yacht (Part 1) Registration, if not in English, must be accompanied by a notarised translation

Documents required

To register a large yacht (Part 1) the following documents are required:

  • Application to Register MSF 4740 (A)
  • Declaration of Eligibility MSF 4727
  • Bill of Sale from current registered owner to the new owner MSF 4705
  • Builders Certificate (for new builds) MSF 4743
  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation (if the owner is a body corporate)
  • UK Certificate of Survey for Tonnage and Measurement issued within the last 12 months
  • International Tonnage Certificate (ITC69) (for vessels over 24 metres)
  • British Tonnage Certificate and Survey (for vessels less than 24 metres)
  • A copy of the valid Code Certificate or appropriate safety Certificate (for vessels less than 24 metres)
  • Large Yacht Certificate (for commercially operating yachts greater than 24 metres)
  • Deletion certificate/transcript from the current register or a written undertaking to provide one within six weeks
  • Copy of the ship’s radio licence with call sign, applications should be made with Ofcom
  • Copy of the ship’s current Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR) and completed CSR amendment form (for vessels over 500 GT)
  • Civil Liability Certification (CLC) when you receive the P&I “Blue Cards.” You can apply for the Certificates on the UK Ship Register online service
  • Safe Manning Document
  • Online payment of £153 registration fee via GOV.UK secure payment link (for a five year period)

Once we have received the documentation, a Carving and Marking Note will be issued. This will need to be witnessed by a UK authorised organisation and when completed, returned to The Certificate of Registry can then be issued.

  • Where to send your documents

  • Please send the required documents to or upload these to your online application.

    If you have any questions, we also can be contacted on +44 (0)20 3908 5200.