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Yacht-owners registering their vessels under the Malta flag
may benefit from the following advantages:

Competitive yacht registration costs.
Low company formation and registration costs.
Attractive tax incentives to yachts and superyachts owners encouraging commercial operation.
No restrictions on the nationality of the master, officers and crew, serving on Maltese vessels.
No restrictions on the nationality of shareholders and directors of Maltese shipping companies.
No restrictions on the sale and mortgaging of Maltese registered yachts.
No trading restrictions
Straightforward Registration Process.
Serious and efficient maritime administration.
Flag state inspectorate to ensure adherence to international standards.
A sovereign state, member of the European Union with political, fiscal and social stability.
A dynamic registration with one of the largest ship registers in the world and very active in EU for and international organisation such as the IMO.
Easy access to decision-makers within the competent authorities, backed by a qualified and efficient team of technical officers available for urgent matters on a 24-hour basis.

Malta Yacht Registration Process

1. Submission of Documents
Yachts are first registered provisionally under the Malta flag for six months, which is extendible for a further period during which all documentation needs to be finalised. Yachts in commercial use which are 15 metres in length or more carrying passengers but not cargo can be registered as commercial, subject to compliance with the requirements of the Commercial Yacht Code.
2. Provisional Registration
After that the necessary documentation is provided and if the application for registration of a vessel under the Malta flag is to the satisfaction of the Authority for Transport in Malta, a non-operational Provisional Certificate of Malta Registry will be issued against payment of the relative fee. The same Authority will immediately communicate to the indicated classification society requesting inspection with a view to the issue of the relative documentation (if required).
3. Permanent Registration
For permanent registration to be obtained, additional documentation will be required after the first month and the sixth month of the provisional registration of the yacht. If the vessel has not been permanently registered, after a year, registration must commence anew and the appropriate forms re-submitted and fees paid anew. Additional specific requirements may be imposed by the Maltese Transport Authority. The permanent Certificate of Malta Registry is renewable on an annual basis from the date of initial registration at a fee.

Why CSB Group?

CSB Group, an approved agent accredited by Identity Malta, provides professional and quality driven immigration solutions geared to assist our clients with their citizenship or residency programme application and all other arrangements required for a smooth relocation.
The Group, established in 1987, is a leader for Corporate & Trust, Accounting & Tax, Immigration & Relocation, Recruitment and Credit Risk Services. Other areas of specialisation include iGaming, Financial & Payment Services, Yacht Registration, and General Trading & Holding Structures.

Other services we provide

Tax Structuring & Administration
Structuring of tax efficient yacht owning framework.
Co-ordination of Temporary Importation Procedure
Enabling yacht owners to stay within the EU and move freely within territorial waters for a specific period of time.
Yacht Certification
Sorting out of all necessary elements for commercial yacht certification.
VAT Leasing Transactions
Co-ordination of feasible and attractive financial agreements.
Documentation Reviews
Evaluation of loan and security agreements, mortgages and more.
Statutory Mortgage Deeds Procedures
Registration, amendments, transfer & discharge of contracts registered over Malta registered yachts.
Enforcement of Claims
Against Malta registered yachts or within Maltese territorial waters.
Crewing & Compliance Regulations
Handling on-going formalities with the relevant Maltese authorities.

What our clients have to say:

I have been using CSB Group in Malta to register our company and our ship under the Malta flag, and have always been completely satisfied with their performance. They do an excellent job, are always punctual, and offer the most competitive rates in Europe! A young and Smart team! We have also involved them on occasion for extra legal jobs, and recently I am using their accounting service to fulfil the VAT requirement and to complete our balance sheets. I'm happy to recommend the services of CSB Group.
– Paolo Orlandi (Kite Investimenti Limited of Cyclos II)
We have used CSB Group's Yachting Services in Malta and we would like to highlight the team's professionalism and reliability throughout the registration process of our vessel. We were very pleased and very appreciative of the great availability of the staff to help us and answer our questions.
– Stéphanie Butikofer (Tikiaora Inc Limited of Tikiaora)
Entrust your yacht registration with us and Fly the Malta Flag

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