British Flag Services

The Registry of British Ships is widely regarded as the most universally accepted Ship Register. International Law requires registration on a National Register for any vessel going overseas. A vessel must identify its nationality by flying the flag of the country in which it is registered.

Why Guernsey and Jersey?

Despite not being part of the UK, both Jersey and Guernsey are Crown Dependencies and have a long and distinguished maritime history. Both ports have an excellent reputation, having been involved with British Ship Registration for over 200 years and are monitored by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in the UK.

Key benefits for registering a vessel in the Channel Islands include:

Provides good title which can enhance the vessel’s re-sale value.

Both ports still provide the popular A3 Certificate enclosed in a hardback cover (commonly known as the “Blue Book”) which is internationally recognised and accepted for ease of passage to foreign ports.
Provides security for finance companies and prospective purchasers as it enables marine mortgages to be registered in a similar way to a house mortgage on the Land Registry.
Enables you to fly the prestigious Red Ensign and entitles you to protection from the Royal Navy and the support of British Consular services worldwide in the event of difficulties.
Efficient and fast registration / transfer of ownership procedure.
Our staff have many years’ experience in all aspects of yacht ownership and registration and have established a good working relationship with both Ports of Registry. We pride ourselves on providing a thorough and professional service to both private and corporate clients, whether it be a full initial registration or a more straightforward change of name / ownership.

Please use the form on the right to contact us for further information and a detailed quotation.

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