Home to two of the largest ports in Europe, the Netherlands is a preferred destination for investors interested in starting trading or shipping companies here. One of the most important part of setting up a shipping business implies acquiring and registering a boat in the Netherlands. However, Amsterdam and Rotterdam are also two of the most important touristic attractions in the country and yacht registration is also quite common.
Below, our company formation agents in the Netherlands explain how the boat/yacht registration process can be completed.
Foreign investors or citizens interested in buying a boats or yachts for commercial, respectively leisure purposes can follow one of the two registration procedures with the Dutch Transport Authority:
No matter the process chosen, EU and non-EU citizens or companies are allowed to register their vessels in the Netherlands. We also want to remind you that we can help you open a company in the Netherlands.
Among the documents required when registering a boat in the Netherlands are:
After the boat or yacht is registered, it will need to obtain a sailing license.
There are various reasons why companies and individuals register their boats in the Netherlands. Among these are:
For full information on the requirements and list of documents related to registering a boat or yacht in this country, please contact our Dutch company formation consultants.