Malaysian Registration - all the facts and figures.
 
   Langkawi
International Yacht Registry: (LIYR)

    Anyone can register a yacht in Malaysia. You don't need
    to be a Malaysian citizen or resident here, and with duty
    free status there's no import duty or VAT or GST to pay.
    By following guidelines set out below, you or your agent
    can lodge an application at the Harbour Master office at
    Level One,  Jetty Point, Kuah, 9 - 5, daily :  04-9666134
    (which is the same office for Check IN/OUT)

    Items needed: 

    Completion of forms (which are supplied) for the following items: 
    1.  Application of Approved Name or Change of Name (if applicable)
    2.  Application to Register Yacht  
    3.  Declaration of Ownership. 
    4.  Particulars of Yacht.
    5.  Copy of front page of passport.                                                                     SCROLL DOWN >>
    6.  Builder's Certificate (only if a new construction).
    7.  Bill of Sale or signed & stamped official receipt (from when you bought the boat).
    8.  Copy of Certificate of Previous Registration (whether current or expired) 
    9.  Deletion Certificate (from country where present registration was cancelled)
   10. Colour photograph of boat. (printout of close-up digital shot is okay)

   The following details are also required:

   a)  Current name of vessel. Any proposed change of name of the vessel?
   b)  Current official registered number.
   c)  Current port of registry.
   d)  Name and home address of the owner as appears on certificate.
   e)  Country where vessel built.
    f)  Year built.
   g)  Material of hull & deck.
   h)  Length of Vessel.
    i)  Beam (If a catamaran, also the width of EACH HULL at the widest point)
    j)  Draft
   k) Gross tonnage. (At least one tonnage figure or displacement is required)
    l)  Net Tonnage.
 m)  Registered tonnage.
  n)  How many main engines.
  o)  HP of each engine.
  p)  Estimated speed of vessel.
  q)  Number of crew accommodated.
   r)  Number of passengers accommodated
  s)  Present location of vessel.
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   If using an approved agent, all of the above information can be emailed and scanned
   documents can be attached and sent to the agent. Otherwise, if not using an agent, the
   alternative is to personally lodge hard copies at the
Harbour Master office at Jetty Point
   in Kuah Town. Langkawi.


   Applications will be accepted, ONLY when ALL items above are supplied.
   Applications take approximately 6 weeks to be processed in Port Klang Head Office.
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   Upon collection of the new registration at you pay one time fee of RM1,140 + RM380 one
   year tonnage dues. Each year thereafter, you pay RM380 annual "tonnage fee".

   An approved agent can receive fees from the applicant by wire transfer and pay on his behalf.
   Bank details for payment by wire transfer are available from the agent below. Or payment can
   be made only by a Money Order to "Akauntan Negara Malaysia"  from the Kuah Post Office.
   No other forms of payment such as cash, credit card or cheque are available.

   For a fee of RM800, I can act as agent, which includes gathering all the above items, lodging
   applications and collect the new registration, and also obtain the fees from the applicant and
   pay everything on his behalf. This service is particularly suited to absentee owners, or those
   who don't wish to spend long periods in a Government office filling in complicated forms.

   Call approved agent Paul Jackson +(6)017-4196933 for free advice and information,
   or email:
info@yachtbroker-charters.com