The Italian ships registrar is one of the very view in the European Union that also accepts non-EU passport holders to register their vessel in Italy.

You do not even have to reside in Italy or the EU!

The registrar

Taking into

To obtain and maintain the Certificate of Registry a technical survey has to be conducted, prior to registration and periodically executed every 5 years. Depending on the type of a boat a life raft is a requirement and compulsorily inspection every two years.



  • Sailing licence


  • Purchase contract, legalised by a notary and with an apostille
  • ID Card or passport
  • Proof of residence
  • Company deed (if vessel is registered to a company)
  • CE Declaration of Conformity (yacht and engine)
  • Certificate of Withdrawal


Process time

30 to 45 days

The advantages of

yacht registration in Italy

All EU and non- EU nationals can register their boat in the Italian ships registrar. As a non-EU passport holder you do not even have to reside in Italy.
Taxes & levies
In case the seller of the boat is a private person, who is not subject to VAT declaration, a registration tax is imposed. The amount of registration taxes to be paid is determined by the length of the boat and varies between € 71 and € 5.055.
Navigation zones
There are no navigational restrictions
Internationally recognised
The flag state of Italy is ranked Nr. 19 in the Paris MoU ‘White List’