The Maltese shipping register is the first in Europe and sixth largest world-wide register, which has seen such an exponential growth in the number of sea vessels registered.
Maltese maritime law has been, over the years, bolstered to cater for different domestic and commercial ship registers including the small ships registry, and has also kept abreast with international developments and adheres with international maritime conventions.
How can we help you?
We provide full array of maritime services:
- Advisory services to individuals and legal entities who wish to register vessels under the Malta Flag;
- Advisory services on the adoption of efficient tax structures at maximising the particular needs of the yacht owner;
- We may act as a resident agent – we may set up a Maltese company to act as owner of the yacht and liaise with certified surveyors as well as the shipping Directorate of Transport Malta in order to have the provisional / permanent registration.
Maritime Services Include:
Maltese flag, Malta Yacht and Ship Registration
Griffiths + Associates offer a very comprehensive service that incorporates all aspects of registration of ships. We will assist you throughout the entire ship registration.
Contact us for a personalized quotation tailored to meet your individual requirements, we will happily guide you through our services and also advise you on the solutions that would best suite your needs. Learn more…
Annual Tonnage tax compliance
Maltese law requires the payment of an annual tonnage tax by all Malta-registered vessels. Upon payment of such tonnage tax, the annual certificate of registration is issued for the vessel in question and valid for a full year therefrom.
Our firm can assist in dealing with Transport Malta and handling the calculation and payment of any such tonnage tax, together with filing the necessary documents to keep any Malta-registered vessel in good standing, including commercially registered vessels.
We will also file any documents to the Inland Revenue Department and also assist with the audit of such companies holding and operating said vessels. Learn more…
EU VAT legislation allows for the temporary importation of pleasure yachts that are owned by non-EU persons and that are flying non-EU flags, to be able to travel freely within EU territorial waters for a period of eighteen months from the date of first entry within such territory. Provided that Malta is the first country of entry of such a vessel, a temporary importation procedure would be possible.
Our firm has various years of experience in handling the relative formalities which require the temporary importation of such non-EU registered vessels within the EU territorial waters, as well as the eventual export of such vessel within the terms of law. For detailed information feel free to contact us. Learn more…