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Re-registration Small Ships Register (Part 3)

If your vessel has previously been registered on the UK Ship Register, the vessel registration is currently closed or expired, and you wish to register your vessel again with the UK Ship Register.

Re-registering your pleasure vessel with the Small Ships Register will continue to give you access to a range of benefits such as easily proving your vessel’s nationality.

To re-register your vessel, you will need to pay the fee of £35 to register and provide the following documents:

  • Application to Register on Part 3 MSF 4701, please include details of the vessel’s UK Official Number (beginning with SSR if previously registered on Part 3)
  • Bill of Sale or document confirming ownership MSF 4705
  • Online payment of £35 re-registration fee via GOV.UK secure payment link (for five year period)

Please note that you will need to print off and sign any documents as we cannot accept digital signatures. Any documents used to support your application for Small Ships Register (Part 3) Registration, if not in English, must be accompanied by a notarised translation.

Once you have completed and signed documents, please send these to us by email at

On receipt of these, the Certificate of Registry will be issued for your vessel, and this will be valid for five years.

If you have any questions about the Small Ships Register and re-registering your vessel, don't hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)20 3908 5200.