Why Register in the Isle of Man?

OUR KEY PRINCIPLEs

The Isle of Man ship register has built its reputation as one of the world’s leading registers on three key principles:

ADVANTAGES

The Isle of Man Ship Registry offers the following advantages that together make up a unique package:

  • Political and Financial stability - the Isle of Man has a long history of a political stability and is an OECD ‘white-listed’ jurisdiction
  • Mortgage Registration - providing flexibility and security of finance
  • Ownership - extensive list of accepted countries for ship ownership structures
  • English Law - the Isle of Man operates on a system of English law
  • Demise/Parallel Registration - the Isle of Man enables parallel registration with other states, both demise-in and demise-out registration to provide solutions for owners.
  • British register - flying the British Red Ensign as a badge of quality
  • Professional services - the Isle of Man offers the full range of professional maritime services to assist with the registration, ownership and management of vessels and crew
  • Port State Control - strong performance on MOU white lists and USCG Qualship 21 program
  • Out-of-hours registration to suit shipyard times/closing meetings around the world
  • 24/7 emergency response by Principal Surveyors (key decision makers)
  • Ease for shipyards - no change required to convention standard ship specifications
  • Technical expertise - in-house survey and policy teams on hand for advice and consultation
  • Network of surveyors - in key global shipping locations
  • Pragmatic approach to regulation with a focus on solutions
  • Customer service - strong focus on swift response and building relationships
  • Flag State Inspection regime using its own exclusive surveyors
  • Fees - simple annual fee providing cost effective registration, inspection and certification
  • Seafarers Documents - rapid, on-line process for STCW endorsements
  • All vessel types - a team fully experienced in the full range of merchant ships, offshore vessels and commercial and pleasure yachts.

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