Recently I extensively researched this topic for a soon-to-be yacht purchase
. This will be my third AMSA registration
. In the past I have found AMSA to be both bureacractic and incredibly helpful. Given that we are dealing with a government
services, one should never expect anything other than a bureacratic maze.
However, my past and present experience has been that asking the right questions and accepting straight answers (or asking clarifying questions) does bring about reasonable expectations and deadlines.
The longest I've ever waited for registration
paperwork was two weeks with postage. The shortest was just two days with a personal pickup of the relevant paperwork. The key was to provide all the necessary paperwork and documentation
at one time. Anything else creates delays and argumentative attitudes produce longer delays as one always catches more with honey than with a bomb.
pricing is a one only cost of around 1100 AUD.
There are no other requirements needed but seaworthiness of the yacht is expected (and rightly so!).