Yacht Registration Prices & Process
Cook Islands is a quick, efficient and cost-effective jurisdiction to register your private yacht. Unlike other maritime jurisdictions, there is no need: to form a Cook Islands Company or be a citizen of Cook Islands, and to appoint a local resident as local authorized representative.
Ownership requirements for the Cook Islands are easily met by joining the Cook Islands Yacht Squadron (CIYS) for a small annual fee - cost effective and hassle-free. That means you can use your offshore company or even your personal name to register your yacht.
Provisional registration can be done in 2 business days - upon receipt of payment and duly executed docs via email (if register under personal name: Form 1A and items 1, 2 or 3, 7 and Form 5A or Radio License from current registry) (if register under company: Form 1A and items 1, 2 or 3, 5 to 7 and Form 5A or Radio License from current registry ).
Permanent registration can be completed in 7 to 10 business days - upon receipt of original docs and forms (all items on the list below + photo to show new markings) by our office. Permanent registration must be completed within 90 days from the date of the Provisional Certificate.
Important Note: All forms for private yacht registration can now be signed by the yacht owner including Survey Form 2A. With immediate effect, Form 2A can be signed by the owner regardless of the age of the private yacht. Note this is only applicable for private yacht under 24m. Upon final completion, you will receive the Certificate of Registration, Radio Station License, Vessel Safety Certificate, Letter of Acknowledgment and membership card from CIYS.
Documents Required For New Registration:
Documents Required For Change of Ownership:
Documents Required For Deletion from Registry:
List of forms. Click on each respective form to download them:
Form 1A - Application for Registration-v24
Form 2A - Declaration of Ownership-v4
Form 2A Survey - Yachts under 24m-v9
Form 2B - Declaration of Change of Ownership-v2
Form 7 - Ext. CIYS Application for Membership-v7
Form 9 - Bill of Sale-v2
Form 10A - Yacht Carving and Marking Note-v6
Form 12 - Notice of Name Change-v2
Form 14 - Application for Deletion of Registration-v2