Monegasque nationals and residents can apply to register a boat under the Monegasque flag. Yachts people who wish to appoint a captain and/or a crew must notify the Department of Maritime Affairs. All vessels under the Monegasque flag must show their name and the word “Monaco” on the stern, to the exclusion of any other wording. An annual naturalization fee is payable for all boats under the Monegasque flag.  Payment must be made within a month from the date of the bill sent by the Department of Maritime Affairs in order to obtain the annual stamp.  This stamp is essential, as without it, the naturalization is not fully valid.

Monaco Ship Registration Key Features

  1. Monegasque nationals and residents can apply to register a boat under the Monegasque flag.
  2. Yachts people who wish to appoint a captain and/or a crew must notify the Department of Maritime Affairs.
  3. All vessels under the Monegasque flag must show their name and the word “Monaco” on the stern, to the exclusion of any other wording.
  4. An annual naturalization fee is payable for all boats under the Monegasque flag.
  5. Payment must be made within a month from the date of the bill sent by the Department of Maritime Affairs in order to obtain the annual stamp.
  6. This stamp is essential, as without it, the naturalization is not fully valid.

Monaco Ship Registration Requirements

  1. For vessels under 24 meters – an E.C. certificate (a written declaration of conformity)
  2. For vessels over 24 meters – a classification certificate issued by a classification company
  3. A certificate for the motor (declaration of the power of the motors)
  4. For vessels over 7.5 meters purchased in the E.U. – proof that the boat complies with all tax obligations (available from Monaco’s Department of Tax Services)
  5. For vessels of over 5 meters only – proof that the radio complies with all obligations (available from the Department of Electronic Communications )
  6. The customs import document for boats purchased outside the E.U. (EU4 or IM4)
  7. A request to register the vessel under the Monegasque flag