To register a yacht on the British Register a foreign national must form a British Company as only British by persons can own British registered yachts and a Gibraltar Limited Company is a 'British Person'. Therefore, any foreign national, through a Gibraltar company, can own and register his yacht on the British Register of Shipping. The yacht may be registered in Gibraltar or in any other British Port.
This article is intended as a general guide to the offshore services available in Gibraltar, and should not replace individual professional advice. One should always ensure that professional advice is taken both in Gibraltar and in any other country affected by the offshore structure.