Frequently Asked Questions

See our most common questions related to the Polish flag registration.

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We can provide your provisional registration in 2 days, once all mandatory documents are supplied and the payment is made. The provisional is already fully valid with your vessel. The permanent registration can take up to 2-3 weeks.

Vessels made before 16th of June 1998

* Copy of bill of sale, sales agreement or invoice
* Copy of ID or passport, in case a company is the owner, we need to have the company formation documents.
* Picture of the engine showing the engine number
* If the vessel is over 14 meters, one of the following measurement documents is needed, builders’ certificate, tonnage certificate, survey report or yacht manual etc.

Vessels made after 16th of June 1998

* Copy of bill of sale, sales agreement or invoice
* Copy of ID or passport, in case a company is the owner, we need to have the company formation documents.
* Picture of the engine showing the engine number.
* Picture hull number
* Picture CE plate
* If the vessel is over 14 meters, one of the following measurement documents is needed, CE certificate, builders’ certificate, tonnage certificate, survey report or yacht manual etc. If you you cannot supply us with these mandatory documents, for most vessels we will be able to assist you to obtain them)

Vessel with polish flag should be marked with a name in the front of the boat, at each side of the vessel and at the back. Under the name in the back part of the boat there should be placed the name of the home port and registration number. There are no restrictions regarding the size of the letter.

You can register for private use or commercial bareboat use. The cost involved to register your boat are same for both private use or commercial bareboat use.

You do not have to be a resident or citizen of Poland or even the EU to register under Polish flag. Boat owners of any nationality can register their yacht under 24 meters in Poland and fly the Polish flag.

You can register the boat with any name you would like, also it is possible to register the boat without a name.

The polish authorities will not ask for proof of VAT during the registration. This does NOT exempt you from paying VAT. Each boat owner will have to make sure he/she has complied with their tax obligations.

Our price includes 5 legally translated pages by our Polish translator services. If more pages have to be translated extra charges may be incurred.

1) Fill in the registration form.
2) Send us the required documents which we will review.
3) The documents are send for legal translation
4) You need to send us all documents by email, in PDF or JPEG.
5) The copies of your documentation, the translation and application request is send to Poland for registration.
6) In 2-3 working days you receive a digital copy of your provisional registration which you can already use to navigate.
7) 2-4 weeks after your have received the provisional registration, you receive your permanent registration document.

Below you will find the bare minimum maritime equipment required for sailing under the Polish Boat registration.

  • Rescue Equipment

    • Life vest/jacket : one per person on board
    • Lifebuoy with light, in case of night operating
    • Effective distress signals, including flares
  • Nautical Instruments

    • Magnetic compass
    • Navigation lights
    • Boat horn and manual depth sounder
  • Armament Equipment

    • Anchor, hammer and boat hook
    • Bilge pump or bailer
    • Sufficient number of oars with oarlocks
    • Minimum of 20 m of rope for usual operations
    • Waterproof electrical torch allowing to give light signals
    • Fire extinguisher (for motorboats)
    • Complete sails kit (for sailboats)
  • First Aid Kit

    • Waterproof box with necessary bandages and other usual pharmaceutical products

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