Do I need a Certificate of Sea-Going Yacht? And why with the Polish Flag?
Every yacht requires a Sea-Going Certificate. If you don’t have one, registering your boat with a Polish flag, brings you many advantages:
- No yacht survey for boats with a length of up to 24m
- No Maritime restrictions – You can fly the ship anywhere in the world regardless your skipper license
- Official Flag Registration with the Polish Authorities
- Registration can take as fast as 14 days
- No yearly renewal fees – This will be a certificate for life
The Polish yacht registration for vessels with up to 24 meters of length without any official survey will be issued to any holder of EU passport, EU ID card, an established EU company or a passport of Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Norway or Iceland.
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 – needs to be stamped by a authority (notary, lawyer, city counsel, 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, picture of nameplates on or the manufacturer’s manual)
- Copy of cancelation of the previous registration
- Copy of the CE certificate OR Builder’s Certificate OR any other document showing the dimensions of the vessel.
- Copy of the owner’s passport or EU 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.
Why do I need a Ship Radio Licence for my boat?
All vessels carrying a fixed or portable radio require a Ship Radio License. When applying for a Ship Radio License, you will need to submit information about your vessel, like name, tonnage, port of registration, list of safety equipment onboard, etc.
I only have a VHF portable radio. Do I still need a Ship Radio License?
All vessels carrying a portable radio require a Ship Portable Radio License. When applying for a Ship Radio License, you will need to submit information about your vessel, like name, tonnage, port of registration, list of safety equipment onboard, etc.
Can you provide a Ship 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 Ship 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.
Will you send me a paper Ship Radio License?
All Ship Radio Licenses issued by the Official Authorities are in PDF format. We will send you an e-mail with your License, that you should print and keep onboard of the vessel.
Can I change an existing Ship Radio License?
Yes, as far as you have purchased your license from mmsi-radio.com. Changes to an existing Ship Radio License have a cost of €99.
I changed the name of the boat. Can I get a new Ship Radio License for the new boat’s name?
Yes. If you purchased the License originally from mmsi-radio.com, we can amend the existing license for a fee of €99. If you have purchased the license from a different vendor, you need to apply to a new Ship Radio License.
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 Ship Radio License with MMSI.
What is a DSC-Radio?
As of today, all VHF Maritime radios have DSC (Digital Selective Calling). DSC is a standard for transmitting pre-defined digital messages via the medium-frequency (MF), high-frequency (HF) and very-high-frequency (VHF) maritime radio systems. It is a core part of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS).
What is a MMSI?
A Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) is a series of nine digits which are sent in digital form over a radio frequency channel in order to uniquely identify ship stations, ship earth stations, coast stations, coast earth stations, and group calls. These identities are formed in such a way that the identity or part thereof can be used by telephone and telex subscribers connected to the general telecommunications network to call ships automatically.