The UK Shipping Register is operated by the MCA and is divided into four sections.

  • Part I is for merchant ships and pleasure vessels
  • Part II for fishing vessels
  • Part III for small ships (less than 24 metres)
  • Part IV for bareboat charter ships.

We can assist you with obtaining Part 1 registration for your vessel either in the UK or Channel Islands by obtaining all the necessary documentation required by the Registrar from the builders, brokers, previous owners and purchasers. We liaise with the Registrar and obtain Name Approval. We can arrange to delete a vessel from a foreign register and obtain UK registration.

We can advise the most suitable type of Ownership for your yacht either corporate, individual or joint depending on your requirements.


Every ship has to be surveyed before it can be registered and requires a tonnage measurement to be undertaken by an approved Tonnage Measurer. We are able to do this through the YBDSA on behalf of the MCA. Further details on Registration can be found at or at



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PO Box 12, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2UZ
Tel. +44 1425 655456 : Fax. +44 1425 657740

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