Every country has its own sailboat registration procedure. Some procedures are relatively streamlined, other procedures require you to take many bureaucratic hurdles. Also, some registration types are valid worldwide, where others have limited validity.
Many sailboat owners don’t know that they can register their sailboat in another country than where they live. This is often done to bypass bureaucratic red tape. The least amount of said red tape can be found in the Netherlands and Belgium. The sailboat registration procedure in these countries can be taken care of for you by Yacht Registration Holland. We’re the market leader in yacht registrations. Because we complete these procedures for our customers so often, we’re able to offer our services at attractive prices.
Choose between a Dutch or Belgian sailboat registration
We can register your sailboat in the Netherlands or Belgium. In the Netherlands, you can choose between the EU ICP Light registration and the worldwide registration. Both types are available to people who live outside the Netherlands or even outside the European Union. They require a Dutch domicile, but we’re able to provide our office address as your official Dutch domicile.
The EU ICP Light sailboat registration is valid in the EU, but also in many countries outside it. Do you really wish to go sailing around the world, you can opt for the Dutch worldwide registration. This has the added benefit of microdots being applied to your sailboat during the inspection. These anti-theft dots are used to verify your ownership of the boat in case of theft. They will also get you a discount on your premium at many ship insurance companies.
The Belgian Premium Leisure Yacht registration is also valid worldwide. For this type of sailboat registration, as well as the Dutch EU ICP Light registration, an inspection of your boat isn’t required. Are you using your sailboat as a bareboat charter yacht, you can choose the Belgian Premium Commercial Yacht registration.
Start the procedure now or contact us with your questions
If you’re not sure which sailboat registration procedure is right for you, you can use the selection assistance tool on our website. After answering a few questions, we will recommend the optimal registration type for your situation. If you have any further questions, please read the FAQ. If you can’t find the answers there, feel free to contact us.
Sailboat registration is made easy by Yacht Registration Holland. You’ll set sail soon, carrying the proud Dutch or Belgian flag.