International Ship Owners & Bareboat Charters

International Ship Owners & Bareboat Charters

International Ship Owners

Foreign corporate bodies and individuals who are citizens of the European Union and Switzerland are qualified to own Maltese ships. A non-Maltese owner must however appoint a Resident Agent in Malta to act on its behalf prior to the registration of the yacht or vessel on the Maltese Register. CSB Group provides Resident Agent services to clients requiring a such representation.

Bareboat Charter Registration

A Maltese registered vessel may be registered under bareboat charter under a foreign flag and a non-Maltese registered vessel is eligible to be registered under bareboat charter under the Maltese flag, if the vessel in question is registered in a compatible registry.

The following is a list of current compatible registries approved by the Registrar of Shipping for bareboat registration in and out of Malta.

Compatible Registries

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda (for ships over 24 metres in length)
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Canary Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark – Traditional Register of Shipping
  • Denmark – Traditional of Shipping
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Madeira Int Ship Register
  • Marshall Islands
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • St Kitts & Nevis
  • St Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Vanuatu

Bareboat Out Only

  • Brazilian Special Registry (R.E.B.)
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Italian International Ship Register
  • Luxembourg
  • The Philippines
  • Portugal
  • United Kingdom
  • Venezuela

Bareboat In Only

  • Luxembourg

(Last updated on February 2015.)

CSB Group is geared to provide bespoke advice on your shipping structures and any needs with respect to the bareboat in or out of your vessel.

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