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Cook Islands - Register Private Yacht

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Procedure[edit]

"Private Use” means that the yacht is used on a private voyage or excursion, it is not engaged in trade by transporting merchandise or carrying passengers for fares or remuneration or gain, and is not offered for commercial charter operations or for public use.

Here are the steps on how you can register a private yacht.

  1. To apply for the procedure complete an ‘Application for Registration’ available through a Deputy Registrar (specific to region), who will assist you in processing your application.
  2. When you submit your application don't forget to attach these documents:
    1. Owner Details: Company Certificate / CIYS membership letter
    2. Other:
      Carving and Markings Note, including current photo of vessel
      Pre-Registration Inspection ( if applicable)
      Proof of Deletion from previous flag
      Proof of suspension from previous flag (if charter registration)
      Completed copies of all previous closed CR ( as per SOLAS
      Chapter XI-1 Regulation 5-8) ( all vessels over 500GT)
      Copy of P&I policy evidencing financial security for MLC regulation 2.5 and 4.2 ( applicable to all commercial vessels; MCI requires that the MLC financial security is maintained, and will require evidence that it is maintained) ( for commercially operated vessels, excluding unmanned barges)
    3. Reviewed, signed and sealed by a Justice of the Peace, a Commissioner for Oaths, Solicitor, Notary Public or the Registrar or Deputy Registrar of Ships of the Cook Islands Registry or before any person authorised by law to administer oaths in the country where the declaration is made.
  3. Pay the registration fee.
  4. Once your application is approved by the Registrar of Ships, a Provisional Certificate of Registry will be issued. The certificate is effective from the date of issue and valid for a period of 3 months. During this time the requirements for permanent registration are to be completed. The Registrar may extend the period of provisional registration in special circumstances.

Note: The Registrar may require you to submit, if deemed necessary, additional surveys to be conducted before issuance of a Permanent Certificate of Registry. Failure to submit required documents may delay the registration process.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Company Certificate / CIYS membership letter
  • Carving and Markings Note, including current photo of vessel
  • Pre-Registration Inspection ( if applicable)
  • Proof of Deletion from previous flag
  • Proof of suspension from previous flag (if charter registration)
  • Completed copies of all previous closed CR ( as per SOLAS Chapter XI-1 Regulation 5-8) ( all vessels over 500GT)
  • Copy of P&I policy evidencing financial security for MLC regulation 2.5 and 4.2 ( applicable to all commercial vessels; MCI requires that the MLC financial security is maintained, and will require evidence that it is maintained) ( for commercially operated vessels, excluding unmanned barges)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Maritime Cook Islands (MCI)
PO Box 882
1st Floor, Browne’s Building
Avarua, Rarotonga
Cook Islands

Phone: +682 23 848
Skype: mcicooks2
Email: [email protected]

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Eligibility[edit]

"Private Use” means that the yacht is used on a private voyage or excursion, it is not engaged in trade by transporting merchandise or carrying passengers for fares or remuneration or gain, and is not offered for commercial charter operations or for public use.

There is no size or age limitation for Yachts.

Fees[edit]

Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.

Validity[edit]

Private Yacht owners have the option to register their yacht for 1 year, 3 years or 5 years.

The owners may register for a one (1) year, where the owner must renew his/her yacht registration on an annual basis. Alternatively a three (3) year or five (5) year registration can be paid in advance, freeing the owner from annual filings.

Documents to Use[edit]

To download these form click the - Form

  • Form 10 Carving and Marking Note v6
  • Ext Form 7 CIYS Application for Membership v9
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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Instructions[edit]

All vessels will be vetted before it is registered. Vetting consists of a risk analysis for both the vessel and the manager. Provided the risk is acceptable the vessel will be offered registration.

Get in touch with your deputy registrar for a registration quote and a copy of the registration application form.

Required Information[edit]

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e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.
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Need for the Document[edit]

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Information which might help[edit]

The owner of a yacht registered in the Cook Islands has the option of selecting from the following Ports of Registry:

  • AVATIU
  • CIYS – Cook Islands,
  • CIYS – Avatiu,
  • CIYS – Arutanga,
  • Arutanga

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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Others[edit]

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