Part 1 Tonnage Measurement & Registration of Pleasure Craft and Commercial Vessels 24m Load Line Length or Under
It is often beneficial to register a vessel on the British Registry and a number of other Registries that fall into the Red Ensign Group.
There are two types of British Registration – Part 1 and Part 3: Part 1 is the more detailed registration, requiring evidence of ownership of the vessel, eligibility of the owner and submission of the title documents for the vessel for at least 5 years. It does not include evidence of the vessel’s VAT status.
The tonnage measurement is a measurement of the boat and provision of information on the date of build, material, engines, etc. Our measurer will complete the measurement form and send it to us for validation.
Registering pleasure craft on Part 1 of the Register
Any eligible pleasure craft owner can apply to register under Part 1 of the UK
Ship Register. The advantages of Part 1 registration is that you can:-
Prove title to your boat
Prove your boat’s nationality
Use the boat as security to obtain a marine mortgage Obtain ‘Transcripts of Registry’, which show the boat’s previous owners and whether there are any outstanding mortgages
Red Ensign Group countries
• Channel Islands
• Isle of Man
• Falkland Islands
• Turks & Caicos Islands
If the owner of the vessel is a British Citizen, they may fly the Red Ensign.
Ship Register. The advantages of Part 1 registration is that it:
• Provides a title to your boat
• Proves your boat’s nationality
• Allows you to use the boat as security to obtain a marine mortgage
• Obtains ‘Transcripts of Registry’, which show the boat’s previous owners and whether there are any outstanding mortgages
Eligibility for Part 1 registration
To be eligible you need to be one of the following:
• British Citizen
• British Dependent Territories Citizen
• British Overseas Citizen
• Company incorporated in one of the EEA countries
• Citizen of an EU member state exercising rights under articles 48 or 52 of the EU Treaty in the UK
• Company incorporated in any British overseas possession which has its principal place of business in the UK or those possessions
• European Economic Interest Groupings