Re: Registering an SM in Canada
Since 2018 incident where a Dutch ICP registered GERMAN vessel illegally entered MALTESE waters with 234 migrants the Dutch government swiftly issued a law that Dutch ICP Registry is no good and is NOT allowed to fly the Dutch flag; and how do I know ???
However, The Dutch KADASTER registry is perfect & 100% legal and recognized worldwide but means the KADASTER officers have to visit the boat in person. Difficult now with COVID-19 (especially now THE NETHERLANDS as well as BELGIUM are the hotbeds of CORONA – EU code RED ☹) and expensive.
Working on a solution for AMELIT I got a couple of weeks ago this Email – it seems that Italy as well as PORTUGAL are really creating problems on the EU ICP since 2019 and clamping down.
Several disturbing signals have reached us concerning the Italian acceptance of the EU ICP Light Registration.
Since last week it seems that the Italian nautical authorities no longer accept the EU ICP Light Registration.
In some cases this has resulted in the fact that the yacht was detained and only could leave the marina once the owner switched from registration type.
This because of the fact that the EU ICP Light Registration is a ownerships registration and not a flag (Title) registration. The Italians since this week only accept flag certificates.
In the case you sail in Italy or plan to sail in Italy we strongly advise you to check what kind of registration you have and consider to update it to a (Title) flag registration.
At this moment the most popular registration for yacht owners who sail in Italy is the Polish EU Flag registration and which includes a provisional registration which will be released in just a few days after the registration request.
Best Regards Teun
A54 2009 #128
October 16, 2020 13:30:03
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 12:33
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Registering an SM in Canada
Hmmm. Have you thought of a Dutch or Belgian registry?
Resale might be simpler....