In Denmark a distinction is made between pleasure crafts with a gross tonnage of more or less than 20 tons. It is mandatory to register pleasure crafts over 20 tons in the Danish ships registrar.
The Danish ships registrar is one of the few that asks for historical documentation of the previous owner(s) of a yacht.
Yachts less than a gross tonnage of 20 tons have two options when navigating outside the territorial waters of Denmark.
Mind you these options just give the yacht her nationality and is not considered proof of ownership, like a Certificate of Registry.
Yachts are only accepted in the Danish ships registrar if 50% or more of the vessel is owned by a Danish citizen or passport holder.
Vessels over 20 gross tons are obliged to register in the Danish ships registrar. The requirements to registers a yacht are, compared to other flag states, not to be underestimated.
The documentation requirements can be quite demanding as in some cases one may be asked to submit documents of all previous owners of the boat.
To maintain the Certificate of Registry, and annual fee is charged that varies between €40 and €335, depending on the gross tonnage of the vessel. Historical ships, declared worthy of preservation by the Danish Ships Preservation Trust, are exempted from such fees.
- Tonnage Certificate
- Document of title, in some cases underlying documents are to be notarised
- Certificate of Withdrawal or Certificate of Non-Registration
- Documentation of previous owners.
ca. 15 to 30 days