EU ICP Light Registration

The unique benefits of the “Light Registration” are:

  • Register now, pay when ready!
  • Fast registration procedure of 3-5 working days
  • Very low costs
  • Valid in the whole EU
  • In many country’s outside the EU also accepted
  • No yearly boat taxes
  • No yacht survey needed
  • No questions asked about the VAT status of the boat
  • No CE approval needed
  • No limitations in sailing area from shore
  • Simple and fast online registration procedure

The EU ICP Light Registration can be considered as the passport of your yacht. It clearly shows the authorities and border police who is the owner of the yacht and what are the specifications of your yacht.

If you choose the EU ICP Light Registration, your yacht will be registered by the Royal Dutch Watersport Association which are appointed by the Dutch Authorities but it will not be registered in the land register.

The EU ICP Light Registration will be issued based on resolution 13 from the Economical Commission for Europe of the United Nations!

In the case you require a yacht registration in combination with a certificate of nationality and registration in the Dutch cadastre we advise you to consider the Dutch Worldwide Registration.

Don’t have the Dutch nationality? Or an address in the Netherlands? No problem: you can be represented by Yacht Registration Holland. This is included in the price at no extra cost.

We offer you the use of the office address of Yacht Registration Holland as your domicile. This service is included in the price and gives you the required Dutch address with no strings attached.

Registration procedure

The registration procedure is usually quick and straight-forward. Often the Light Registration of your yacht can be taken care of within just three to five working days. This is under the provision that your documents are available at the time you request your registration.

Step 1:
You request the Light Registration online via our site.
Step 2:
You sign the Authorisation and the Registration Agreement. This will have all the agreements clearly stated.
Step 3:
After we receive your registration document for your sailing or motor yacht from the Ministry, we check for you that all the details are correct. Then we send the document to you by courier (TNT).
Step 4:
This document must be renewed every two years. This is required by law. Yacht Registration Holland will of course be happy to take care of this for you. You don’t need to lift a finger. We’ll send you the renewal form in good time. The renewal costs amount to €150 for the following two years.

Light Registration Costs

The costs of registering your ship with Yacht Registration Holland are the lowest in the European market.

Our Light Registration is just €350. This includes the registration document, fees, taxes, processing and administration, domicile and courier costs.
We’ll be happy to offer you a clear, no-obligation quote. Simply fill in the quote form on the following page. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours, if not sooner.

Please note! Even if you are not an EU passport holder, we can still offer you our EU Light Registration.

This is done by setting up an English limited company (Ltd.) for you. This company becomes the owner of your yacht on paper. You are made the sole shareholder and director of your limited company. The costs of the limited company are €350 for the first year and €250 for every subsequent year.

What does Yacht Registration Holland do for you?

Yacht Registration Holland can take care of the whole process of the Dutch registration of any pleasure boat across the globe. We work together with professionals, such as certified accountants and notaries. For many years now Yacht Registration Holland has worked with established partners to ensure reliability.

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