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Holland Yacht Registration

Holland or The Netherlands is a very popular jurisdiction for private use ship registration as the rules and regulations are less strict then most other EU countries, the processing time is around 3 days and the costs are also much lower.


Main reasons to register a vessel under Dutch Boat Registration (IC​P)

  • Legal document of ownership for most EU countries
    The Dutch Boat Registration EU Registration (ICP) is recognized in nearly all countries of the EU. Having the Dutch Boat Registration means you will avoid a lot of problems when visiting or mooring in EU harbors. It is accepted by all EU authorities and is issued as a multi-lingual document.

  • Fast registration in only 3 days 
    We can handle your Dutch Boat Registration for you in 3 working days and send it to you by overnight courier.

  • No yacht inspection needed 
    With the Dutch Boat Registration there is no inspection needed of your motor or sailing yacht.

  • Minimal paperwork involved 
    In order to register your vessel in Holland, we only need a copy of your passport or ID Card and a proof of ownership of the boat – this can be either copy of sales agreement, insurance policy or bill of sale.

  • No need for Dutch nationality or even residence 
    If you do not have Dutch nationality or an address in the Netherlands, you can have yourself represented by Dutch Yacht Registration. Our fee includes a Dutch domicile address, in order to provide the authorities the (mandatory) Dutch address. 

  • Inexpensive renewal every 2 years 

  • We can register multiple types of vessels 
    We can register Boats of any size (sailing and motor), Jet Skis, Canoes and Water Scooters.

  • No Maritime restrictions 
    There are NO restrictions on where or how far out of the coast you can motor or sail.

  • Minimum yacht equipment requirements 
    There is a bare minimum list of equipment requirements that your motor or sailing yacht has to comply with 

  • Also available for non-EU Citizens 
    The Dutch Boat Registration is also available for boat owners that are NOT EU citizens.

What documents are needed to register under Dutch boat registration?

  1. EU passport OR European ID card *if registering as company can be non - EU passport 

  2. Proof of ownership of the vessel - this can be a sales agreement or insurance policy - as long as the hull and engine numbers are shown.

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