Access conditions – limits – VAT
This pavilion is open to any nationality and without residence conditions. There is also no navigation limit. You can navigate in the upper zone with a simple sea license. You were not asked to pay VAT on your purchase either. However, with an extra-community flag, you cannot sail for more than 6 consecutive months in European waters (unless you pay VAT!). Beyond that, you must leave European waters for at least 24 hours and be able to produce it (with a non-EU fueling ticket, for example).
This registration is aimed more particularly at people sailing outside European waters or having a “round the world” type project and who have not been able to pay VAT (non-Community boat).
Deadlines for obtaining and validating
The time taken to obtain the registration certificate varies from 2 to 6 weeks depending on the season. Possibility of express processing. Consult us. It is valid for 3 years (3 calendar years: ie year Y + 2). For more details, see the “Procedure” section.
There is a list of regulatory safety equipment in Delaware (see Equipment section), but if you are sailing in international waters or outside Delaware, you can refer to the minimum list below and adapt it to your needs. navigation area; in any case, survival is not mandatory.
Rescue equipment :
a bra for each possible person on board
a luminous lifebuoy if the vessel is sailing during the night
effective distress signals: 3 hand flares, 2 red flares.
Nautical instruments :
a magnetic compass
a foghorn if gas, a reserve bottle
a hand or electric probe
Weapons material :
a pump or a scoop
a pair of oars
20 meters of line for common maneuvers
an electric lamp to give light signals
a fire extinguisher for motor yachts
a complete set of sails for sailboats
Sanitary equipment :
a waterproof box containing the necessary bandages and other common pharmaceutical products.
nautical charts corrected for the region sailed (date of last correction) *
tide directory *
international regulations for preventing collisions at sea (R.I.P.A.M.) *
radio patent and license to use radio devices
duplicate insurance policy
registration document and US national flag.
* Nautical charts, tide tables and RIPAM are integrated into the Coastal Block or the Marine Block.
Available for sale on request.
A sea license (coastal, sea chart, etc.) remains compulsory to navigate in the maritime domain: whatever your license, you will not be limited in navigation distances.
The change of flag must be reported to your insurer. Check with your insurance company BEFORE registration. If you encounter any difficulties or if you wish to obtain an insurance quote on your pleasure craft, you can contact our insurance partners by sending them the following information directly :
• Your full contact details (address, telephone, internet address)
• The description of the boat as well as its characteristics (Type, model, manufacturer, year of construction, length, materials, type of engine, number of engines, brand and power, flag nationality)
• The insurance value (hull, engine, personal effects, etc.)
• History for 5 years
• The use you want to make of the boat (private navigation, rental with or without a crew, etc.)
• The navigation area: Europe, Africa, Asia, etc….
For Delaware, the PANTAENIUS company is the most suitable to answer your request, this company being specialized in the international one.
Delaware does not levy a tax on boats registered in their state. As a reminder, boats taxable in France belonging to French residents remain subject to the French annual tax (annual navigation fee or passport fee). The place of collection will depend on the customs office where the request for the foreign ship’s passport was made.
Contact our insurance partners :
34 Quai Jean Charles Rey
MC – 98000 MONACO
Jean Sébastien BERTHELOT
Phone +377 97 70 12 05
Fax +377 97 70 12 07
Download here the quotation request
4 avenue Carnot
85109 Les Sables d’Olonne
Contact Geoffrey DELAIRE
Phone 02 49 98 85 00 / 06 85 09 96 49
Fax 02 49 98 85 01
Download here the quotation request