Ship & Yacht Registration

Working in tandem with its off-shore capabilities, Mauritius has positioned itself as one of the most competitive jurisdictions for ship and yacht registration and provides the following benefits for those seeking a reliable and competitive international registry:

Offshore Companies registered in Mauritius enjoy a number of incentives inter-alia:

Qualification for a Mauritius Flag and how OSMS can assist

It is obligatory for every 'Mauritius' ship of 24 metres in length or more to be registered under the Act. OSMS can help all non-Mauritian interests establish a GBL 1 licensed by the FSC provided their objects are confirmed with regard to the registration of ships under the Mauritius Flag and that their shipping activities are carried out exclusively outside Mauritius.

This process consists of two steps, the incorporation of the GBL 1, and the registration of the vessel in Mauritius with a Mauritius Flag. Depending on the business plan and the document availability, GBL 1 incorporation takes around 3-4 weeks with ship registration another 2-3 weeks.

Bareboat registry in and out is permitted and a GBL 1 can register a foreign ship under the Mauritian flag if the ship is bareboat chartered to them for a period of at least 12 months.