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Ship & Yacht Registration

The shipping and yachting industry in Malta has become increasingly important, with this tiny island recently becoming the largest shipping flag in Europe and the seventh largest in the world, thanks to its favourable tax system and efficient registration system. The Civil Code and related legislation provide for security interests over ships as well as the enforcement of such security interests.

Recently, the authorities have made a concerted effort to target the yacht sector, not only through ship and yacht registration and financing, but also through developing Malta’s infrastructure to cater for yacht maintenance. A number of projects are under way to realise Malta’s maritime historic potential as a centre for shipping and yachting in the Mediterranean.

GVTH advises on all aspects of ship and yacht registration and finance, including:

  • Ship and Yacht Finance
  • Ship and Yacht Registration
  • Ship and Yacht Leasing
  • Ship and Yacht Taxation
  • Ship and Yacht Acquisition
  • Enforcement of Rights over Ships and Yacht