Marina Reflection


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.*

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 EC and Non Commonwealth Citizens

Whilst non EU or non commonwealth citizens cannot own a Jersey registered vessel in their own right, the vessel can be owned by an EU or commonwealth registered 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.

European Union CountriesCommonwealth CountriesBrittish Overseas Territories
AustriaAntigua and BarbudaAkrotiri and Dhekelia
BulgariaThe BahamasBermuda
CroatiaBangladeshBritish Antarctic Territory
CyprusBarbadosBritish Indian Ocean Territory
CzechiaBelizeBritish Virgin Islands
DenmarkBotswanaCayman Islands
EstoniaBruneiFalkland Islands
GermanyCyprusPitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
GreeceDominicaSaint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha,
IrelandFijiSaint Helena
ItalyThe GambiaAscension Island
LatviaGhanaTristan da Cunha
LithuaniaGrenadaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
LuxembourgGuyanaTurks and Caicos Islands
NetherlandsJamaicaBritish Crown dependencies
PolandKenyaBailwick of Jersey
PortugalKiribatiBailiwick of Guernsey (inc Alderney, Sark, Herm, Brecqhou)
RomaniaLesothoIsle of Man
 New Zealand 
 Papua New Guinea 
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 
 Saint Lucia 
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
 Sierra Leone 
 Solomon Islands 
 South Africa 
 Sri Lanka 
 Trinidad and Tobago 
 United Kingdom 

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