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Ship Registry

Welcome to the Isle of Man Ship Registry

The Isle of Man provides the solution for the discerning owner looking for a client focused and cost effective option for ship and yacht registration.

Quality is key to the Isle of Man, where our reputation as a high quality jurisdiction makes us the flag of choice for today’s modern maritime business.

We promise you will find our approach a refreshing change from other flags. See what our clients say about us - ‘Customer Comments’

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    Appleby, Döhle Yachts and DED set to participate in the Isle of Man Maritime Group’s Tower Bridge

    The Isle of Man Maritime Group is delighted to announce that Döhle Yachts, Appleby and the Department of Economic Development (DED) are the latest group participants in the prestigious networking reception at Tower Bridge during London International Shipping Week 2017 on 13th September. To find out more or to get involved click here.

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    Latest Ship Registry's Quarterly Newsletter

    The Ship Registry's electronic quarterly newsletter is available here. If you would like to receive the newsletter by email please send email to

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    Isle of Man Ship Registry launching new product at Monaco Yacht Show

    The Isle of Man Ship Registry will be launching a new product at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show - the Pleasure Yacht Plus service. The new service offers enhanced surveys and third party oversight for large pleasure yachts registered with the Island’s Ship Registry.To view more click.

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    Isle of Man Ship Registry- Fast Growth

    "The Isle of Man used to be the best register you have never heard of" quips Dick Welsh, the flag's Director. That has now changed. Click here to read more.

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    The E Certificates are coming by Dick Welsh

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    Isle of Man Ship Registry Rings the Changes

    The Isle of Man’s highly successful Ship Registry is evolving to meet the needs of the modern shipping world by streamlining its existing processes, introducing a new fee structure and adding extra value to the world class service provided. further details can be found here.

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    Latest News from Legislation Team-April 2017

    This link takes you straight to the Isle of Man Ship Registry latest TAN's, consultations and legislation.

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    2016 MLC Annual Report

    The latest MLC Annual Report can be found here.

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    China confirms its ‘Favoured Nation Status’ for the Isle of Man

    This recent confirmation will help the operators of ships operating on the Isle of Man’s successful international ship register.

    For more information click here

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    Isle of Man Ship Registry in Numbers

    To view the Isle of Man Ship Registry for 2016 in numbers please click here.

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    2016 Annual Report

    The Isle of Man Ship Registry is delighted to present the 2016 Annual Report. The report can be viewed here.

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    New Masters Handbook now issued

    The new Masters Handbook issued by the Isle of Man is now available. Click here.

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    Isle of Man Ship Registry's Online System Hailed a Great Success

    The new system by the Isle of Man Ship Registry for processing online applications for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) endorsements has received great acclaim by it's clients. To register to use and obtain a log in please email

    The full press release can be found here.

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