The Dutch registration is actually a document of ownership but in that capacity, is accepted in most European countries when arriving in a port and handing over your documents. The only country were the Dutch document occasionally gives problems, is Portugal and therefore we recommend clients that visit Portugal to use one of our other registrations, which are actual flag registrations and accepted all around the world. The Dutch ICP document can be obtained in 3 days, so it is ideal if you just bought a boat in another country and need to bring it home to where you live within Europe.
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. Many Spanish, French, Italian, Croatian and even Turkish boat owners prefer to register their vessel under Dutch boat registration as they have very strict provisions under their own countries boat registrations.
Since it is very easy for us to obtain an MMSI license for your vessel, we highly recommend our clients to get this while applying for the Dutch ownership document. It only takes us 1 day to obtain your license and we only need a copy of your passport to apply. Having a MMSI license onboard avoids problems when you are checked by local authorities.
Main reasons to register a vessel under Dutch Boat Registration (ICP)?
- Low set-up fee of 299 Euro FOR 2 YEARS
Registration in Holland is inexpensive! For a low fee of 299 Euro you are registered under Dutch jurisdiction for 2 years. This fee is all/inclusive > advice, registration fees and taxes, Dutch address (if needed) and overnight courier fees.
- 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
Your EU Dutch Boat Registration certificate (ICP) will be valid for 2 years. We can renew it for you after 2 years for a fee of 149 Euro.
- 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. 1. We setup an United Kingdom LTD. for you in 24 hours. This LTD is owned by you but can also have additional owners if needed. The total cost for the setup of the LTD. is 349 Euro and after that 249 Euro annually. As the LTD. is only used for owning a boat you will not need to pay any taxes or do any government filings. 2. After 24 hours, the LTD is setup and then you make a new bill of sale on the name of your UK LTD. 3. We will then register the UK LTD. as owner of the vessel and you will receive your Dutch Boat Registration 3 days later.
What documents are needed to register under Dutch boat registration?
- EU passport OR European ID card *if registering as company can be non - EU passport
- 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 on it.
Register now in 3 simple steps
Fill in our online form, sign it, add a copy of the bill of sale or of your boat insurance and a copy of your ID as a pdf.
We will check your paperwork and then send you a invoice which can be paid by any major creditcard, Paypal or bank transfer.
Only 3-5 business days later we will send you your official Dutch Boat Registration via overnight courier service.