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Yacht, Ship & Private Jet / Aircraft Registration

Ship and vessel registration is a legal requirement for all vessels that intend to operate on the water. Registering a ship or vessel means that it is officially recognized by a country or jurisdiction, and provides the owner with proof of ownership and nationality.

There are several benefits to registering a ship or vessel, including access to protection under international maritime law, and the ability to travel and operate in foreign waters. It also allows the vessel to be mortgaged or sold.

The process for ship and vessel registration can vary depending on the jurisdiction and type of vessel. Generally, the owner must provide proof of ownership, including a bill of sale or other documentation, and submit an application along with the appropriate fees.

It’s important to note that ship and vessel registration is a legal process that should be taken seriously. Failure to properly register a vessel can result in fines or legal consequences. Therefore, it is recommended that you seek the advice of a legal professional or maritime authority to guide you through the registration process.

​Our services include: ​

  • ​Specialist company formation, corporate services and administration ​
  • Private, corporate and commercial registration ​
  • Assistance in tax compliance and structures, and VAT planning ​
  • Ongoing yacht and jet financial and operational administration ​
  • Coordination with advisers to assist on sale, purchase and financing ​

​Ashton Financial Partners can assist you in arranging for yacht finance and vessel insurance and will take care of any project management requirements in addition to the day-to-day maintenance and management of the vessel.

Private Jet/ Aircraft Registration in Mauritius

To register an aircraft in Mauritius, you will need to follow the guidelines and procedures set forth by the Civil Aviation Division of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Infrastructure Development. Here is a general overview of the aircraft registration process in Mauritius:

  1. Eligibility: Ensure that your aircraft meets the eligibility criteria for registration in Mauritius. Typically, both commercial and private aircraft are eligible for registration.
  2. Documentation: Prepare the necessary documentation for registration, which may include:
    • Application form for aircraft registration.
    • Proof of ownership, such as a bill of sale or lease agreement.
    • Airworthiness certificate issued by the appropriate aviation authority.
    • Certificate of incorporation for the aircraft owner/operator.
    • Certificate of insurance.
    • Noise certificate (if applicable).
  3. Application Submission: Submit the completed application form and supporting documents to the Civil Aviation Division. Ensure that all required information is provided accurately and any applicable fees are paid.
  4. Review and Approval: The Civil Aviation Division will review your application and supporting documents. They may conduct an assessment of the aircraft’s airworthiness and compliance with safety standards and regulations.
  5. Certificate of Registration: If your application is approved, you will be issued a Certificate of Registration for the aircraft. This certificate serves as proof of the aircraft’s registration in Mauritius.
  6. Aircraft Markings: Once registered, you will need to display the assigned registration marks on the aircraft in accordance with the regulations.

It is important to note that the above steps provide a general overview of the aircraft registration process in Mauritius and specific requirements and procedures may vary. It is advisable to seek the assistance from legal experts specializing in aircraft registration in Mauritius for precise guidance and up-to-date information tailored to your particular circumstances.

Ashton Financial Partners offers to assist interested clients throughout the registration of their aircraft on the Mauritian registry. Amongst the services we shall provide are company incorporation and set up, directorship, company secretarial, accounting, administration services and all ongoing maintenance to meet all the local regulatory and legal obligations in relation to such company.


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