The Seychelles offers an attractive "offshore" regime for the ownership and
registration of yachts. A Seychelles citizen or company must own a yacht in
order for it to fly the Seychelles flag. As regional pioneers in the industry,
OCRA (Mauritius) Limited has considerable expertise in the formation and
administration of zero or low tax Seychelles Companies and Seychelles yacht
Seychelles is member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth, the group of
non-aligned countries, the Indian Ocean Commission, and the International
Maritime Organisation, and vessels flying the Seychelles flag benefit from
friendly treatment worldwide.
If the vessel is not in Seychelles waters, it can be provisionally registered
under a Seychelles flag at a diplomatic or consular representative abroad. It
will later be permanently registered with the Seychelles Ship Registrar.
The Seychelles presently recognises the following classification societies:
The following particulars will need to be presented for the provisional
registration of a yacht:
After a period of 90 days, the yacht can be permanently registered. The yacht
owner will need to submit further documentation:
Purchasing a yacht is a major acquisition which requires careful planning and
consideration. As a dedicated division of OCRA Worldwide, OCRA Marine is
positioned to assist at every level. We invite you to contact the consultant
listed below for a Free Initial Consultation.
Our professional services go beyond yacht registration and include ownership
structuring that provides for beneficial VAT planning and tax mitigation (and/or
deferral). We are also able to arrange for yacht finance and vessel insurance,
and will take care of any project management requirements in addition to the
day-to-day maintenance and management of the vessel. In short, we take care of
all aspects of yacht ownership providing owners with a single and dedicated
point of contact for the ongoing management of their vessel.
If you would prefer to make contact with a consultant at one of our offices
who speaks your language,
click here for a full list of our office contact details, otherwise follow
the details below to make contact.
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