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Australia 8 6.84%
Belguim 0 0%
BVI 0 0%
Canada 19 16.24%
Cayman Islands 0 0%
France 1 0.85%
Germany 0 0%
Gibraltar 1 0.85%
Isle of Man 1 0.85%
Italy 0 0%
Jersey (or Guernsey!) 1 0.85%
Netherlands 3 2.56%
New Zealand 2 1.71%
South Africa 0 0%
Spain 0 0%
UK (Part 1) 4 3.42%
UK (SSR) 8 6.84%
USA (USCG) 43 36.75%
USA (State) 20 17.09%
Not Registered 1 0.85%
Other (please detail) 5 4.27%
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Old 04-02-2013, 17:48   #16
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I could register in Portugal as I have Residency but its in 5 catagories... each more expensive than the last... it has to be lifted and inspected by the Policia Maritima...
Done it once... now I stick with the SSR from the UK..
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Old 04-02-2013, 18:37   #17
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Registered in Holland but settled for Netherlands in the poll.

p.s. you can register in about every country when you erect a local company for just that.

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I did actually ponder whether to say Holland or The Netherlands!, I know their is a difference, was just not exactly sure of the finer points (Google has now clarified for me - Holland a lot smaller than I thought!, seems kinda like the UK's England)......but figured The Netherlands was the biggest entity and would therefore cover everything else .

Am aware of the corporate angle covering most things (albeit always at a cost in more cash and complexity) - just wanted to avoid adding to confusion.
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Am aware of the corporate angle covering most things (albeit always at a cost in more cash and complexity) - just wanted to avoid adding to confusion.
Cheapest way is the scanned letters of registration from Scandinavian countries that go around on memory sticks to be photoshopped with correct name etc.
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Registered in Holland but settled for Netherlands in the poll.
You actually registered in "Holland". So you are flying one of these flags: :-)

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I did actually ponder whether to say Holland or The Netherlands!, I know their is a difference, was just not exactly sure of the finer points
Officially the "Koningkrijk der Nederlanden" is comprised of four countries: "Nederland", "Curaçao", "Aruba" and "st. Maarten".

There are two provinces called "Noord Holland" and "Zuid Holland" but their borders have been drawn by Napoleon and have little to do with the old Dutch states, of which Holland was historically indeed the most important (hence the pars pro toto). The important Dutch state at the time was Zeeland (now also a province), which is why those two big islands in the Southern Hemisphere got called "Nieuw Holland" and "Nieuw Zeeland" respectively when they were first put on the map... Only the latter name stuck however...
Ok. I'm digressing...
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If I get a new boat (not likely) I would register it in "old jersey).
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In Belgium any EU citizen can register a boat, and many French have done so, as it is the requirements are low, and you can get the paperwork in French if you want.

Cost is 50 euro for five years for a non commercial registration. Renewal cost 50 euro too. The only real requirements are that you
a) own the boat (but that should be obvious).
b) the boat is in order with CE and customs regulations.
c) has liability insurance.
It is quite straightforward and easy, and there are no requirements for crew licensing.
You are then allowed to fly the Belgian flag. But do you really want to have Belgium as your flag state :-) (And I'm saying this as a Belgian...)

One other issue with registration is wether or not you can have a lien against your boat registered. This is of advantage when financing your boat if I'm not mistaken. The Dutch registry allows this, as do all the red flag registries. The Dutch registration is however a lot more expensive.
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Cheers, register by the end of this month and you get a free Goat
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I'm thinking of either registering in Belgium (if that country is still around by then) or the Netherlands. Belgium is cheap, the Netherlands however will probably make it easier for me to get financing here in Switzerland.
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I'm thinking of either registering in Belgium (if that country is still around by then) or the Netherlands. Belgium is cheap, the Netherlands however will probably make it easier for me to get financing here in Switzerland.
Whether a Register has a capacity to record a Marine Mortgage / Finance against the boat is a consideration, if not for "you" then for a future buyer. If I do get around to the comparison between Registers (a Spreadsheet?) then I will include that point in it.

That Belguim registration does seems simple and cheap - at some point I will try and Google up the details, for my own self interest if nothing else. (but first the great DOJ Broker thing (see seperate thread) has come back to life recently, apparently even in Brokerland laziness only works for so long ).
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USA but owned by a BRit (me) and Yank (her), so in her name as non -US citizens like me cannot register
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Hoppy,I read you're register at SXK,do you have a radio licence on your boat?If yes,where did you apply for?
I think that it's necessary to sail in Greece,and as I'd like to register my boat with SXK I don't know where to apply for.
thanks to all for answering
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My boat was already registered in Canada under the P.O.'s name.

We liked the P.O.'s name enough to keep it. We also liked transferring ownership with the old name for $300 rather than rebooting with a new name for $450. So goes the stewardship of the cruising kitty.

Oddly enough, I'm in touch via forums with "the other" S/V Alchemy, (I'm the only federally registered Canadian one; we don't have numbers at the federal level) who is a pretty smart cookie, so I'll stick with the handle!
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