The procedure for registration of PRIVATE YACHT consists of two stages:
PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION OF PRIVATE YACHT IN JAMAICA
In accordance with Merchant Shipping Act, 1998 Provisional registration of yachts in Belize is valid for six months. During this time the Ship owner or his Representative is expected to submit all required documents for Permanent registration.
The following documents in copies required for Provisional registration of Private yacht:
PERMANENT REGISTRATION OF PRIVATE YACHT IN JAMAICA
The following is a list of documents which must be submitted within 6 months for the Permanent registration of PRIVATE yacht:
Please note that all documents must be in the English language or, if not in English, accompanied by an English translation thereof.
It is a condition of registration that all yachts should comply with the national legislation and regulations of each State in whose territorial waters they operate.
One of the great advantages is the possibility to register a non-commercial private yacht on conditions of charter without changing its type from private into commercial for up to 28 calendar days if requested necessary documents are available.