Shipping Registry

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Long recognised as the Caribbean’s yachting Mecca, the VI offers vessel registration that is uncomplicated, expeditious and competitive.

In a significant development, the BVI has been promoted to Category One Registry under the UK Red Ensign Group of Registries. The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry is now qualified to register all types of yachts up to 3,000 gross tons and general cargo ships of unlimited tonnage.

Ships flying the Flag are entitled to British Diplomatic/Consular support and Royal Navy protection.