About the Registry


The Isle of Man Ship Registry is one of the world’s leading registers of ships and super yachts.  A British register providing the very best in service to its valued clients; it is the flag of choice for owners looking for quality and partnership from a Flag Administration. 


An internationally respected quality flag of choice


To provide a ship registry which adds real value to our clients in a rapidly changing global maritime environment

Based in offices in Douglas, Isle of Man, the register is run by a team of professionals dedicated to providing the very best in service. Backed by sophisticated electronic systems, the register is able to register ships quickly and efficiently to suit all time zones and has on-line systems to smooth the processes for clients. An ISO 9001 and 14000 certified organisation, the Ship Registry operates efficiently and consistently to exceed the standards expected of a modern Flag State.

With its in-house technical expertise, the register provides advice and regulatory oversight for the ships and yachts on the register, in a pragmatic and commercially sensitive manner. This partnership working and service-culture is what attracts clients to register more of their ships in the Isle of Man. Our portfolio of clients includes many of the world’s blue chip ship owners and prestigious super yachts.

With 24/7 response and a growing network of surveyors in key locations the Ship Registry provides a swift response to allow owners and managers to keep their ships operating in a competitive global industry. Backed by a Government which strongly supports the maritime sector, the Registry is operated on a cost-neutral platform, allowing its fee structure to be extremely competitive.

The Isle of Man really does offer high quality and superb service at a low cost.