Originally Posted by MedSailing
I am quite confused. I am British, I live in Holland. I just bought a boat and it is registered as British. Although the SSR can not find any record
I am happy to leave it registered as British but I think I have to live in the UK for 185 days per year.
So now that brings me to registering it as a dutch boat.
I understand that there are a couple of options. I want the cheapest and most basic option. I will be sailing to the Med and maybe very occasionally outside the EU.
One other thing, the boat came with an MMSI number, Do I need to update that or do I get a new one? Where do I update that or get a new one? Also on my AIS
it says she is British Registered.
Any pointers on where to go now? I have a stack of forms from the Kadsaster but before I fill them in i want to make sure that I am doing the correct things.
From British to Dutch, you will need to pay the Dutch taxes
, if any.
Secondly, the Ship Station Radio License
(MMSI No) is good only for British registered (with British Callsign). If you register your yacht as a Dutch, then you will need a new Dutch Callsign. Therefore, you will need to get a new one from the Dutch. After registered as a Dutch with a new Dutch callsign, you need to apply for the new Ship Station Radio License
(MMSI No) from the Dutch Authority. Your AIS need to update and program with the new Dutch callsign, port of registry and your boat details.
Since you will be sailing to Med and maybe very occasionally outside the EU. Then, I recommend you to register under Langkawi International Yacht Registry (LIYR). It's cheapest, no taxes
, simple, fast and very convenience. Just get an Agent (Info.Marine@rocketmail.com), send them a copy of your passport, your full address & contact details, boat's Deletion Certificate from British registry, Bill of Sale
from previous Owner, a copy of previous (British) registration and the sums of USD2,000.00 (USD Two Thousand only).
You will get your yacht registration and a new Ship Station Radio License (MMSI NO) within three weeks. Annually, you pay LIYR USD95.00 for the Tonnage Dues and USD30.00 for the Ship Station Radio License (MMSI NO).
All the best......Elise.