Our foreign page contains
information, articles, data, and other resources regarding the placement
and removal of yachts with foreign registry systems. It serves as a
gateway to our collection of services, forms, and guidelines related to
foreign registration and titling. You will also find items about
importing or exporting vessels, translations, and other foreign boating
Foreign Registry Advisor
- Answers to frequently asked questions about foreign yacht registries
as they relate to vessel documentation and boat registration here in the
United States. Foreign Registry Summary -
Links to Information, forms, instructions, and databases for yacht registry and provincial
boat licensing in various foreign countries. Delaware Yacht
Registration - Get the inside story on Delaware yacht
registration. Information and resources for domestic and foreign owners when
registering a boat in the State of Delaware.
Brokers - Visit our Directory Page for a listing of
links to customs house brokers that can assist with importing vessels from foreign
countries all over the world. Translation Services -
Visit our Directory Page for links to professional services for translating foreign vessel
certificates and other documents
to meet the requirements of state and federal agencies. Foreign Registry Services
- Visit our Directory Page for a list of service companies that can assist with the removal and placement of vessels
into foreign registries.
Foreign countries typically employ vessel registry or flagging systems similar
to our federal system which is administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The vessel and its
owners must meet certain qualifications, certificates of registry are
issued, abstracts of title or transcripts are maintained, and mortgages
can be recorded against the vessel. There are also deregistration
procedures that apply when removing or transferring a vessel from such
While there is nothing that
prohibits Coast Guard documentation of foreign built or registered vessels,
such conditions may preclude the acquisition of certain trade
endorsements. The documentation procedures are the same, except the
National Vessel Documentation Center will require evidence of removal
from the foreign registry system.
The main area of concern
when dealing with foreign vessels is the language under which the ships
papers are written. English versions are issued by many countries, but
this is not always the case. The services of a qualified translator may
therefore be required in order to convert such documents into a format acceptable
for the respective country. Other issues that may need to be addressed are
notary authentications, lien searches, and matters of customs clearance.
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