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The BarcoPolo team will take care of the entire procedure for registering your boat in Poland.

Understand all about the current regulations

As far as recreational boating is concerned, the registration of a vessel is an essential requirement that cannot be overlooked.

Whether you have a motorboat or a sailboat, the vessel must be registered in the appropriate country.

It is imperative to gather complete information on country-specific requirements for registration, as different countries offer their unique advantages and disadvantages.

In addition, registering your vessel in a particular country means that it will have to follow the laws of the state of registration. This includes specific requirements for safety equipment, liability insurance and other operational guidelines that ensure your vessel operates safely and legally.

Failure to properly register your vessel can result in fines or even confiscation of your vessel. It is therefore always best to stay informed and follow the proper registration protocols for any vessel.

If you are a boat owner, you might be interested to know that registering your boat in Poland can offer many advantages. Compared to other countries, the registration process is simple and fast, with a minimum of documentation required. In addition, there is no need for additional investigations and the registration is valid for life!

This registration is not just a flag registration; it is a legitimate registration with all the benefits that come with it. Moreover, since Poland is a member of the European Union, this registration is internationally recognized, which allows you to navigate around the world without any particular constraints.

By choosing to register your boat in Poland, you can take advantage of these benefits and sail without hassle for many years to come, making it an excellent option for all boat owners.

It is important to note that Poland offers a great deal of flexibility for yacht owners in terms of registering their boat. As a yacht owner, you can register in Poland under your own name or as a company. In addition, one of the main advantages of registering a yacht in Poland is that anyone can own a vessel under the Polish flag, regardless of where they live. It is not required that the owner of the vessel be a Polish citizen or even a resident of the European Union. Thus, yacht owners from all over the world can benefit from this status and register their vessels under the Polish flag to enjoy all the advantages it offers. Neither their place of residence nor their nationality are important factors in this process.

We can help you to register your boat with a provisional registration valid within 2 to 5 days. The provisional registration has no limitation of use and allows you to be quickly in order with the maritime authorities.

Once your registration is finalized, you will receive a document in the form of an ordinary credit card. It is important to note that this document is mandatory for all yacht owners, and obtaining this card gives the owner of the vessel the authorization to navigate in international waters. The registration card includes important information about the yacht and its owner, which allows for quick identification by the maritime authorities. The card includes information in Polish and English language and is valid worldwide. It is strongly recommended that yacht owners obtain the card in advance of their planned trips and keep it in a safe and secure place on board the yacht so that it can be presented in case of inspection.

Here is the list of documents needed to register a ship in Poland:

  1. Identification of the owner if an individual or proof of identification of all administrators if a company
  2. Proof of ownership of the boat / sales contract (invoice, sales contract, bill of sale or notarial declaration)
  3. Copy/Scan of one of the following documents:
    CE certificate of the yacht
    OR tonnage certificate
    OR manufacturer's certificate
    OR survey report
    OR yacht manual

If your documents need to be translated, we can also take care of that.

  • For all vessels built from 1998 onwards, a photo of the CE plate, a photo of the hull number and the CE certificate are required. (If you cannot provide us with these mandatory documents, for most vessels we can help you obtain them)
  • If your vessel is over 14 metres in length, we need a copy of your vessel's EC certificate OR builder's certificate / OR any other document showing the vessel's dimensions.
  • Photo of the engine with the engine number or the EC engine certificate