The Antigua & Barbuda Ship and Yacht Registry was established in 1986 and today is ranked amongst the top registries in the world. With the islands’ rich maritime tradition and favourable regulatory framework, Antigua & Barbuda is a popular jurisdiction for ship and yacht registration.
Additionally, the country’s flag is on the White Lists for the Paris and Tokyo Memoranda on Port State Control and is on the International Maritime Organisation STCW White List for Seafarers Certification. These lists guarantee that the flags included have demonstrated a strong performance in safety, security, environmental protection and seafarers’ competency. It is unsurprising, then, that ships and yachts flying the Antigua & Barbuda flag are welcome in all ports around the world.
One of the key advantages of the Antigua & Barbuda Ship and Yacht Registry is its efficient and streamlined registration process, competitive registration and maintenance fees and attractive tax incentives. Furthermore, vessels flying the country’s flag are supported by a global network of nautical professionals that perform safety and technical inspections to uphold the highest standards of maritime safety and security.