Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece no longer accept this certificate as it is an ownership document and not a proper Flag Registration Certificate.
You should really consider to change the ICP dutch registration to the Polish Flag. Please note the following:
The ICP is not a flag registration, but a ownership registration only.
Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain no longer accept that registration as a Flag – which means that if you fly in those countries, your boat will be stopped by the maritime police and you can no longer use it before you apply to a proper flag registration. More EU countries should adopt the same procedure very soon.
These are the necessary documents to perform the change from ICP to Polish Flag.
By the way, as the ICP is not a flag registration, you can apply to the Polish flag without de-registering the ICP – just let it expire. With the ICP, your boat is without a flag so it can already be registered with the Polish Flag.
The Polish Authorities do not require a mandatory list of safety equipment for boats up to 24m. However, it is wise to have a minimum amount of safety equipment on board at all times. Check our recommendation of safety equipment!
Do I need an Official Certificate for my boat? And why should I choose the Polish Flag?
Every yacht requires an Official Flag Registration. If you don’t have one, registering your boat with a Polish flag, brings you many advantages:
- No inspections for boats with a length of up to 15m
- No Maritime restrictions – You can fly the ship anywhere in the world
- Official Flag Registration with the Polish Authorities
- Registration can be very quick (24 hours)
- No yearly renewal fees – This will be a certificate for life
- Commercial use is also possible up to 12 persons on board (including crew)
If your boat length is above 15m, we can issue your flag certificate without inspection, but you will need one to operate the vessel. Boats with length above 15m require a “Safety Card”. For commercial use, an inspection conducted by the Polish authorities is required (an official will travel to your boat location). Boats with length above 15m that are for pleasure use can obtain a seaworthiness certificate issued locally by most countries.
If you need a quote to obtain a Safety Card, please contact us.
The Registration with the Polish Flag is available to any citizen in the world or a EU based company (We will provide a legal representative and a Polish official address for you)
Once we receive your order for a Boat Registration, we will need the following documentation:
- The new boat name, in case you want to change it.
- A document that proves the ownership – bill of sale, invoice, etc
- the document that proves the ship’s dimensions, hull’s material, producer, place of building, year, type of the vessel (ex. Bavaria or Sea Doo), category, maximal number of people allowed on it
- If the vessel has an engine, the document that proves the engine’s power (CE declaration, or a picture of nameplates on or the manufacturer’s manual)
- Copy of the cancelation of the previous registration (in case the boat has/had a previous registration)
- Copy of the CE certificate or Builder’s Certificate or any other document showing the dimensions of the vessel. (for example the owners guide)
- Copy of the owner’s passport or ID Card
This information can be submitted by replying to the order confirmation e-mail that you will receive.
After we receive your documentation, we will send you a pre-filled form that you need to sign and send back to us.
A scanned copy of the issued certificate will be sent to your e-mail and the original document sent by post.
Can I modify, change owners, delete an existing Polish Certificate, add an auxiliary boat, add a new engine, etc?
Yes, you can make any changes. Check our certificate management options.
Can I request an insurance for my boat?
Yes, you can request a quote for the insurance of your boat.
Why do I need a MMSI Radio Licence for my boat?
All vessels carrying a fixed or portable radio require a MMSI Radio License. When applying for a MMSI Radio License, you will need to submit information about your vessel, like name, tonnage, port of registration, list of safety equipment onboard, etc.
Can I get a MMSI Radio License for any type of boat?
Yes, all the licenses we provide are issued by the Official Authorities and can accommodate any type of vessel.
My boat is used commercially. Is your license valid for such operation?
Yes, all the licenses we provide are issued by the Official Authorities and are valid for both leisure and commercial operation.
Is this MMSI Radio License valid in my country?
Yes, all the licenses we provide are issued by the Official Authorities and are valid anywhere in the world.
Do I need a MMSI?
If you have a DSC-radio or an AIS transponder you are required to have an MMSI. All our plans include a Radio License with the MMSI number.
Is VAT included in the prices?
Yes. 20% VAT is included. We will deduct the VAT to all EU based companies with a registered EU VAT number. (Estonian companies still need to pay the VAT)