The “Light” registration

This is the most popular, affordable and simple type of Dutch boat registration.
Sailing yacht
With this type of registration, your yacht is registered with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (the former Dutch Ministry of Transport and Public Works) WITHOUT the ship being registered in the Cadastre.

The Dutch boat registration procedure is the fastest in Europe and takes between 3 and 5 working days.

If you do not have Dutch nationality or an address in the Netherlands, you can have yourself represented by Dutch Boat Registration Services. We will then also offer you a domicile, so you can use our office address and, in this way, have the (mandatory) Dutch yacht address after all.

To this end, you will have to sign a “Declaration regarding Representative Authority” as well as our “Registration Agreement”, which sets forth all agreements made in a clear manner.

Once we have received the yacht’s registration document  for your sailing or motor yacht from the Dutch Ministry, we check for you whether all details stated in the document are accurate. If yes, we will forward the document to you by TNT Couriers Express.

You are required by law to renew the document every 2 years. Of course, Dutch Boat Registration Services will also take care of this for you!


The Price Tag

The costs that International Registration Service charge for registering your ship are among the lowest to be found across the European boat market.

We would be pleased to give you a free quote without commitment. We are sure that our proposal will surprise you in the most pleasant manner!

Our prices are low and “all inclusive” including:

  • Registration document
  • All taxes and authority fees
  • Handling and administration
  • 2 years domicile in The Netherlands
  • TNT Courier Express

Just send an email to with your possible questions and we will get back to you the very same day!

The EU Light Registration is from now on also available for yachts which are in possession of NON EU yacht owners. Email us for more information!

Dutch Boat Registration Services role

Dutch Boat Registration Services will arrange the entire boat registration process in the Netherlands for any pleasure yacht in the world. We use professionals in this process such as chartered accountants and lawyers, with whom Yacht Dutch Boat Registration Services has been working very closely for many years. Register now, pay when ready!

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