The BVI is renowned as the yachting capital of the Caribbean and is
equipped with modern state-of-the-art facilities, accommodations,
berths, supplies and services.
The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry facilitates the simple, yet
secure registration of mega yachts and general cargo ships, marine
mortgages and other proprietary interests and services to merchant
shipping and yachts.
The main reason for registering a ship has always
been to prove its nationality. For Merchant/Pleasure ships,
identification is essential for overseas voyages.
Another reason for registration is to use the ship as
security to obtain a marine mortgage which in turn is registered.
Ownership details are fully investigated.
Purchasers of British registered ships can obtain a
Transcript of Registry which shows the registered owners of a ship and
whether there are any outstanding Mortgages or liens lodged against the
Finally, always apply for registration well before the date you want to sail.