Yacht withdrawal from the ships registrar, can be quite an undertaking and in some cases requires specific know-how, experience and the right contacts.
Through our net-work of maritime professionals we are able to offer the service of withdrawing a yacht from a ships registrar in practically every European country. Needless to say that in certain countries a solid and reliable contact guarantees an efficient withdrawal, which might otherwise take up to six months.
Some ships registrars require that the Certificate of Withdrawal is legalised.
Countries that are participants of the Apostille Convention accept an Apostille.
Countries not participating, will require that the Certificate of Withdrawal go through a legalisation process which can involve as much as four different parties which have to legalise the document.
The costs of legalisation are also significantly higher than that of an Apostille.
Depending on the Embassy, whom is the last one in the whole process of legalising the document, costs can be as high as a thousand or more Euro’s.