Delaware Yacht Registration
Protect Your Yacht with a Delaware Corporation or Delaware LLC in 24 Hours
Asset Protection for Boat Owners
Purchasing a yacht is a huge investment and requires a lot of research and thought. There are several possible options available, other than deciding on the type of yacht or cost. The legal ramifications including asset protection must be considered.
Before making the purchase and to protect yourself, your personal and other business assets, and your family it might be a better solution to consider owning the boat in a corporation.
If you agree, then the state of Delaware seems like the better option since it offers a favorable tax climate including:No Sales tax
No Personal property tax
No Intangible property tax
No Stock transfer tax
Special Internet Package" - $365 For Boat Owners Residing in the US
Delaware Boat Corporation Package includes:
- Preparation and filing of the Certificate of Incorporation
- Free Name Search
- 24 Hour Overtime Processing
- All State Filing Fees
- Certified Copy of Certificate
- Registered Agent Fee
- Processing of SS4 for EIN
You can be a Non-Citizen Owned Corporation to register a boat in Delaware.
For Delaware State Registration Call Our Office: 800-219-9359
State of Delaware Boat Registration Fees
Vessel Size A - less than 16' through 30 '
|1 year - $150.00||3 year - $350.00|
|Vessel Size B - 30' or over and less than 45':||1 year - $180.00||3 year - $380.00|
|Vessel Size C - 45' or over and less than 65'||1 year - $220.00||3 year - $440.00|
Vessel Size D - 65' or over
|1 year - $250.00||3 year - $500.00|
USCG Yacht Documentation
Documentation is the national form of registering vessels. It is handled by the US Coast Guard and establishes unquestionable ownership and acts as the vessel’s passport in foreign waters. Documentation is required for the operation of vessels in certain trades and serves as evidence of nationality.
Documentation provides :
- Conclusive evidence of nationality for international purposes
- Provides for unhindered commerce between the states
- Admits vessels into certain restricted trades, such as coastwise trade and the fisheries
- Establishes an internationally recognized maritime title for the vessel
- Acts as the vessels passport in foreign waters
Fishing vessels, cruise ships and boats for hire must be documented with the USCG.
Federal Documentation - Starting at $450.00
(Depending on history of Vessel)
Yacht Documentation is the national form of registering vessels. It is handled by the US Coast Guard and establishes unquestionable ownership and acts as the vessel’s passport in foreign waters. Documentation is required for the operation of vessels in certain trades and serves as evidence of nationality.
First Preferred Ship's Mortgage -$225.00
A preferred ship mortgage is a mortgage that is given status as a maritime lien. many financial institutions require vessels that are eligible for documentation to be documented and to have preferred ship mortgages recorded against them. The owner of the vessel is prohibited from making certain changes in documentation such as change of vessel ownership, name and hailing port without the consent of the mortgagee.