Aircraft, Shipping & Yacht Registration

As an EU member state and a leading financial services jurisdiction, Malta has established a clear strategic vision supporting the aviation industry. Following its worldwide success in the maritime sector, Malta is now working towards achieving similar success in the aviation industry.

The Aircraft Registration Malta Act, 2010 (the “Act”) came into force on 1st October 2010 and its main aim is to regulate the registration of aircraft, the registration and enforcement of aircraft mortgages and the implementation of the Cape Town Convention and the aircraft protocol and its interface with Maltese law.

Ship Registration in Malta has been on the increase these past few years thanks to the island’s strategic location, which helped it to become the largest shipping register in Europe and one of the largest ship registers in the world.

Yacht registration is very popular in Malta, thanks to favourable tax incentives. Vessels in Malta are registered both for commercial and leisure purposes.

The Maltese flag is not a flag of convenience but is well respected around the world.  The registration of ships and yachts under the Maltese flag offers many advantages, including:

  • low company formation and vessel registration costs,
  • no restrictions on the nationality of the ship owner,
  • tax exemptions or minimal tax obligations,
  • no restrictions on the nationality of the captain, officers and crew.

Being a small island with limited natural resources, Malta has long viewed the maritime industry as a pillar of strength and for this reason has sought to cultivate and equip it in the best of ways.  Malta’s ports and maritime infrastructure are among the best in Europe offering easy access at reasonable costs.

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