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.*
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 Countries||Commonwealth Countries||Brittish Overseas Territories|
|Austria||Antigua and Barbuda||Akrotiri and Dhekelia|
|Croatia||Bangladesh||British Antarctic Territory|
|Cyprus||Barbados||British Indian Ocean Territory|
|Czechia||Belize||British Virgin Islands|
|Germany||Cyprus||Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands|
|Greece||Dominica||Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha,|
|Italy||The Gambia||Ascension Island|
|Latvia||Ghana||Tristan da Cunha|
|Lithuania||Grenada||South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands|
|Luxembourg||Guyana||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Netherlands||Jamaica||British Crown dependencies|
|Poland||Kenya||Bailwick of Jersey|
|Portugal||Kiribati||Bailiwick of Guernsey (inc Alderney, Sark, Herm, Brecqhou)|
|Romania||Lesotho||Isle of Man|
|Papua New Guinea|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Trinidad and Tobago|