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Old 01-06-2023, 03:12   #1
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Polish Registry

Does anyone have experience with the polish registry?
All their international phone numbers are linked through to a call centre somewhere. Their payment request says to pay into UAE bank account. Sounds very dodgy.
Only respond if you have been through this process. I dont need to hear speculative answers. Thanks.
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Does anyone have experience with the polish registry?
All their international phone numbers are linked through to a call centre somewhere. Their payment request says to pay into UAE bank account. Sounds very dodgy.
Only respond if you have been through this process. I dont need to hear speculative answers. Thanks.
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You have been conned. I hope you didnít pay yet.

Unless you are Polish, I recommend another flag of convenience from a reputable registry and stable nation.
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Unless you are Polish, I recommend another flag of convenience from a reputable registry and stable nation.
I recommend that you do not follow the advice of those who are guided by their prejudices and do not give any argument.
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I recommend that you do not follow the advice of those who are guided by their prejudices and do not give any argument.
Good first post, you know how to make a good first impression

Surely you are the one with the bank account in the Arab Emirates, trying to pose as the Polish boat registry?
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I have not been through the process, since I am Canadian and my boat is registered in Canada.

However, I am also Polish and have friends in Poland who have boats.

The best starting place is the Polish Yachting Association.

https://pya.org.pl/polski-zwiazek-ze...racja-jachtow/
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Fortunately I am not a sheikh. I am a Spanish retiree who has his small sailboat registered in Poland without any problem like many other Spaniards due to the absurd conditions imposed by the Spanish registry. I don't want to get into controversy, it just seemed to me that discouraging someone from registering their boat in Poland by alluding to the reputation of the registry and the instability of the country seemed to me very poor arguments.
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I wouldn't call Poland unstable. Over the centuries a chew toy fought over by Russia and Germany, but not unstable.
Since Poland uses the euro that UAE bank means you are not talking to the Polish government.
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Fortunately I am not a sheikh. I am a Spanish retiree who has his small sailboat registered in Poland without any problem like many other Spaniards due to the absurd conditions imposed by the Spanish registry. I don't want to get into controversy, it just seemed to me that discouraging someone from registering their boat in Poland by alluding to the reputation of the registry and the instability of the country seemed to me very poor arguments.
My point was that he was being scammed by a scammerÖ not by the Polish registry, that thought had not crossed my mind yet

But itís still a flag of convenience that is frowned upon by officials. Also, the political stability and foreign policy in Poland is a problem which resulted in conflicts not just with Russia, but with Germany and the EU as well, with the EU already threatening with sanctions, which could lead to a questionable status of your registry.

I donít know if there are other EU nations that allow registrations from foreigners and how difficult that is. Maybe there is no other option.
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I wouldn't call Poland unstable. Over the centuries a chew toy fought over by Russia and Germany, but not unstable.
Since Poland uses the euro that UAE bank means you are not talking to the Polish government.
We DON'T use the Euro.
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There are boat loads of online Polish boat registration services listed, some may be legitimate, others dubious. They all seem to charge about 400 Euro. The fee from the registry is likely a fraction of such cost and it probably takes less than an hour to process, if one knows what and how to do it.

If I recall documentation must be in Polish language so there is need for language skills or services.

The process does not seem to be as easy and transparent as the USCG documentation at the USCG Vessel Documentation Center.

First question to ask is Why Polish flagging?
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Nothing wrong with registering in Poland.

Might be a flag of convenience, but Poland is a solid member of the European Union, despite their internal political quarries.
They use the Zloty and not the Euro but are a member of Schengen.

Make sure to also organize your Polish MMSI number in the process.

And yes, there are some criminals posing as agents for, or as polish registry. A bank account outside of Europe might be an indication of such.

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https://www.lorrendraaier.nl/poland/...ion-explained/

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Since 1 August 2020 the new Polish maritime law has made the Certificates of Registry issued by the Polish motorboat and sailing association redundant. That is to say until 30 months after the date of issue of the Certificate of Registry.


All Polish yacht registrations are now being processed by any of the 373 appointed government bodies under the auspices of the Ministry of Infrastructure. Certificates issued by the two boating associations therefore have to be reregistered and one can choose to keep the number as issued by the boating associations or have a new registration number issued.



Registering a yacht in Poland goes smoothly, provided all documentation is present and all seven Polish language forms are filled-in properly. Once the request for registration has been submitted, it takes about 7 days for the provisional Certificate of Registry to be issued. Note that this merely confirms that the vessel is in the process of getting registered and is no guarantee that it will get registered.

Polish Certificates of Registry 2.0
Roughly 30 days after submission of the request for registry the Certificate of Registry is issued in the form of a credit-card sized plastic card. Besides that data of the vessel and her owner, there is a hologram in the top right corner and a compass-rose etched in the centre of the card. The compass-rose is visually hardly detectable, unless you hold it against the light in a certain angle.
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We DON'T use the Euro.
You are correct. I did not realize you were still dragging your feet on that...
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Itís the same with the US ESTA: you can get it from hundreds of scammers who charge twice as much and youíre lucky if you get a genuine ESTA. At the same time, you can go to the US government website and get the ESTA in a minute.

These scammers are smart to create websites that look like the government site, but have small print saying they are not a government site. So if you are in a hurry and donít read everything, they got you.
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