The official Dutch registration is O.K. Then you have a so called 'Zeebrief' this is the only official registration from Flagstate the Netherlands
There is a Dutch ICP a document to proof ownership
, originally for Dutch people to have proof of ownership
. Some country's accepted this as registration, but this is no official Dutch registration. Till +/- 2018 the flag was mentioned on this document. So for a whole bunch of country's it was O.K. to have an ICP. but due to some reason the Dutch government
is not allowing to mention a flag anymore on the ICP document. Now it says flag: Not applicable. The ICP was cheap
and it was/is easy to get such a document even if you are no dutch citizen.
And yes we met a lot of Dutch flagged yachts, happy to talk Dutch but a lot of the people did not even now where to find the Netherlands
. For some reason for them it was interesting to have a Dutch ICP and have a dutch flag. But now it is game
over for a lot of country's (Italy, Spain
....) they do not accept the ICP anymore. But the original Dutch Flagstate registration is IMO white list A and accepted everywhere in the world.