Step 1: Submit Documents
Yachts must first be registered provisionally under the Malta flag for six months. You may also be able to apply for an extension if necessary. Furthermore, Commercial Yachts, which are 15 metres or more in length, are subject to compliance with the requirements of the Commercial Yacht Code.
Step 2: Provisional Registration
Once you have submitted the necessary documents up to the satisfaction of the Authority for Transport in Malta, will issue a non-operational Provisional Certificate of Malta Registry against payment of the applicable fee. The same Authority will request inspection with a view to the issue of the relevant documentation (if required).
Step 3: Permanent Registration
Additional documentation is required after the first month and the sixth month of the provisional registration of the yacht. The permanent Certificate of Malta Registry is renewable on an annual basis from the date of initial registration.