WHO CAN REGISTER?
Who can register a yacht in Jersey?
Since 2004 registration of a British Ship at the port of Jersey is available to:
Individuals – Jersey residents, British citizens, British Nationals (Overseas), British Overseas Territory citizens, British Commonwealth of Nations citizens, European Community citizens.* and nationals of a selection of other countries listed below.
Argentina, Aruba, Bahrain, Brazil, The Canary Islands, China, including Hong Kong, The Faroe Islands, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Liberia, Madeira, The Marshall Islands, Monaco, Panama, South Korea, Switzerland, Suriname, The United Arab Emirates and The United States of America.
Companies incorporated in one of the areas listed above.*
*If Individual/Joint Owners do not reside in Jersey and companies do not have a principal place of business in the island a Representative Person will need to be nominated. Blue Water Supplies can act as your Representative Person.
Ownership by a Jersey Company
The traditional way for a non-resident to register a Jersey registered vessel is to create a Jersey Company that legally owns the vessel. Whilst this method may still suit some parties, it is a relatively expensive process in both the long and short term and is not likely to prove cost effective for most individuals. A far simpler and cost efficient alternative is to appoint a representative person.
Ownership by a Non-elegible person.
Whilst certain peopls cannot own a Jersey registered vessel in their own right, the vessel can be owned by an eligible company which is subsequently owned by the person in question. This allows almost anyone to own a vessel registered in Jersey either directly or indirectly.citizens
European Union Countries
British Overseas Territories
Antigua and Barbuda
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
British Antarctic Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory
The Canary Islands
British Virgin Islands
The Faroe Islands
China, including Hong Kong
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha,
The Marshall Islands
Tristan da Cunha
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
The United Arab Emerates
British Crown dependencies
The United States of America
Bailwick of Jersey
Bailiwick of Guernsey (inc Alderney, Sark, Herm, Brecqhou)
Isle of Man
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago