Yacht Registration Prices & Process

 

Cook Islands is a quick, efficient and cost-effective jurisdiction to register your private yacht. Unlike other maritime jurisdictions, there is no need: to form a Cook Islands Company or be a citizen of Cook Islands, and to appoint a local resident as local authorized representative.

 

Ownership requirements for the Cook Islands are easily met by joining the Cook Islands Yacht Squadron (CIYS) for a small annual fee - cost effective and hassle-free. That means you can use your offshore company or even your personal name to register your yacht.

 

Provisional registration can be done in 2 business days - upon receipt of payment and duly executed docs via email. (please complete, Form 1A and items Part 1 to 3 and 7 and Form 7 - CIYS Membership).

 

Permanent registration can be completed in 7 to 10 business days - upon receipt of original docs and forms (all items on the list below + photo to show new markings) by our office. Permanent registration must be completed within 90 days from the date of the Provisional Certificate.

 

Important Note: All forms for private yacht registration can now be signed by the yacht owner including Survey Form 2A. With immediate effect, Form 2A can be signed by the owner regardless of the age of the private yacht. Note this is only applicable for private yacht under 24m. Upon final completion, you will receive the Certificate of Registration, Radio Station License, Vessel Safety Certificate, Letter of Acknowledgment and membership card from CIYS.

Private Yacht Registration in the Cook Islands (below 16 Meters)
Price in U.S. Dollars
New Registration (3 years duration)Transfer of OwnershipDeletionMiscellaneous
$3,500$1,700$850Change of Vessel Name
(Please email for quotation)

Cook Islands Flag
1.8 x 0.9m @ $85
91cm x 61cm @ $65

 

Private Yacht Registration in the Cook Islands (below 24 Meters)
Price in U.S. Dollars
New Registration (3 years duration)Transfer of OwnershipDeletionMiscellaneous
$4,900$2,050$850Change of Vessel Name
(Please email for quotation)

Cook Islands Flag
1.8 x 0.9m @ $85
91cm x 61cm @ $65

 

Private Yacht Registration in the Cook Islands (above 24 Meters and below 400GT)
Price in U.S. Dollars
New Registration (3 years duration)Transfer of OwnershipDeletionMiscellaneous
$9,000$3,400$1,200Change of Vessel Name
(Please email for quotation)

Cook Islands Flag
1.8 x 0.9m @ $85
91cm x 61cm @ $65
• Survey fees, if required, are not included in the prise indicated above.
• We can introduce Cook Islands reognized surveyor if required.
• 1 year and 5 year registration options are available -please email us for a quotation

 


 

Documents Required For New Registration:

  1. Proposed Name of Vessel
  2. Original Bill of Sale (if resale)
  3. Builder Certificate (if brand new)
  4. Certificate of Survey / Tonnage Certificate (if available)
  5. Copy of Certificate of Incorporation (If Buyer is a company)
  6. Copy of Register of Director (if Buyer is a company)
  7. Copy of passport of director/beneficial owners (from Buyer and/or if Buyer is a natural person)
  8. Closed Transcript or Deletion Certificate from vessel's previous Registry.
  9. Copies of all vessel's present certificates issued by flag state and classification society (if available)
  10. Board Resolution or Consent approving vessel to be registered in Cook Islands and appointing Authorized Representative & Signer (We will provide sample. Buyer to complete and sign)
  11. Forms 1A, 2A, CIYS Membership and 10 (We will provide documents. Buyer to sign or you can download from the Forms menu above.)

 

Documents Required For Change of Ownership:

  1. Copy of Certificate of Incorporation (If Buyer is a company)
  2. Copy of Register of Director (if Buyer is a company)
  3. Copy of passport of director/beneficial owners (from Buyer and/or if Buyer is a natural person)
  4. Original Bill of Sale or Form 9
  5. Form 2A (sign by seller)
  6. Form 2B (sign by Buyer)
  7. Form 12 ( If change of vessel name, additional fee applies)
  8. All original Cook Islands Ship Registry certificates issued must be returned
  9. CIYS Application for Membership (if Buyer is not a CIYS member)

 

Documents Required For Deletion from Registry:

  1. All original Cook Islands Ship Registry certificates issued must be returned
  2. Form 14 (We will provide document or download from links below. Seller to sign & seal)
  3. Board Resolution or Consent approving vessel to be deleted from Cook Islands and appointing Authorized Representative & Signor(We will provide sample. To complete and sign)

 

List of forms. Click on each respective form to download them:

Form 1A - Application for Registration-v24

Form 2A - Declaration of Ownership-v4

Form 2A Survey - Yachts under 24m-v9

Form 2B - Declaration of Change of Ownership-v2

Form 7 - Ext. CIYS Application for Membership-v7

Form 9 - Bill of Sale-v2

Form 10A - Yacht Carving and Marking Note-v6

Form 12 - Notice of Name Change-v2

Form 14 - Application for Deletion of Registration-v2


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