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I - Cost of registering ships in MAR

1 - Initial registration

1.1 - Fixed fee Eur. 1.800,00
1.2 - Variable fee  
Net tonnage (NT) up to 250 Eur. 225,00
NT from 250 to 2,500 Eur. 0,90 x TL
NT from 2,500 to 10,000 Eur. 0,75 x TL
NT from 10,000 to 20,000 Eur. 0,60 x TL
NT from 20,000 to 30,000 Eur. 0,50 x TL
NT from 30,000 to 40,000 Eur. 0,40 x TL
NT from 40,000 to 50,000 Eur. 0,30 x TL
NT from 50,000 to 60,000 Eur. 0,20 x TL
NT above 60,000 Eur. 0,10 x TL

2 - Annual costs

2.1 - Fixed fee Eur. 1.400,00
2.2 - Variable fee  
Net tonnage (NT) up to 250 Eur. 200,00
NT from 250 to 2,500 Eur. 0,80 x TL
NT from 2500 to 20.000 TL Eur. 0,40 x TL
NT above 20,000 Eur. 0,25 x TL

Nota 1: The fees indicated in clauses 1 and 2 above are applicable to cargo ships. In the event of registering a passenger ship or tugboat, the applicable initial and annual fees are those defined above with an additional 15% and 30%, respectively.
Nota 2:  TL = Net Registered Tonnage

3 -  Fees for other services:

Formation of crew and issue of respective certificate Eur. 300,00
Annual inspections required by MAR performed on the request of the vessel´s owner, including transport, stay and accommodation of the inspector(s) Eur. 100,00/hour
Issuing documents, replacement documents, duplicates, endorsing certificates and/or other ship´s documents (price per certificate or document) Eur. 130,00
Certification or endorsement of the competencies of officers and other crew members Eur. 100,00 and Eur. 25,00, respectively
Embarkation of each crew member Eur. 20,00
Supply of forms, log books and other related services, to be defined by MAR - please see clause II below  
Issue of a radio licence Eur. 500,00
Cancellation of registration Eur. 650,00
Endorsement of ownership certificate and/or division of ownership rights and/or change of ownership Eur. 300,00
Bareboat charter and any amendments to that charter contract Eur. 300,00
Change of ship´s name Eur. 300,00
Book entry of initial registration Eur. 300,00
Formation, modification, extinction or recognition of usufruct rights Eur. 300,00
Construction contract Eur. 300,00
Mortgages, amendments, termination, sale or assignment of mortgage credits, as well as the priority grading of mortgages Eur. 300,00

MAR also charges for the transport and fees of its representatives that will carry out the inspection of the vessel on the change of flag, which can only be calculated once the port in which the change of flag will occur is known.

All abovementioned sums must be paid prior to registration. All values are in agreement with current prices.

4 - Discounts

Fees payable upon registration of a new commercial vessel can be discounted as described below, provided that, at the date of the new registration, the applicant also has other valid registrations of commercial vessels in force at the MAR registry.

  • 10% off the initial fee when payable by the holder of two previous registrations;
  • 15% off the initial fee and annual maintenance fee for the first and following years when payable by the holder of four previous registrations;
  • 20% off the initial fee and annual maintenance fee for the first and following years when payable by the holder of nine previous registrations;
  • 50% off the initial fee and 20% off the annual maintenance fee for the first and following years when payable by the holder of fourteen previous registrations.

II - Books and other forms supplied by MAR and respective prices


Ship´s Logbook Eur. 40,00
Engine Logbook Eur. 40,00
GMDSS Radio Station Log Book Eur. 30,00
Radiocommunications´ Service Book Eur. 30,00
Oil Record Book - Part 1 (all vessels) Eur. 40,00
Oil Record Book - Part 2 (Oil tankers) Eur. 40,00
Cargo Record Book (for vessels carrying noxious liquid substances in bulk) Eur. 40,00
Waste Garbage Record Book Eur. 20,00


Ownership Certificate Eur. 5,00
Manning Certificate Eur. 5,00
Provisional passport Eur. 5,00
CLC Certificate Eur. 5,00
Temporary Registration Certificate Eur. 5,00
Crew List Eur. 5,00
Crew List (cont.) Eur. 5,00
Embarkation/Disembarkation Eur. 5,00


Add EUR 15.00 to all values for official administrative acts.
The cost of issuing certificates and declarations is EUR 25.00 each one.

Pleasure yachts

Cost of documents issued by MAR

Ownership Certificate Eur. 20,00
Technical Booklet Eur. 20,00
Radio Station Licence Eur. 300,00
Forms Eur. 10,00
Endorsement of ownership Eur. 70,00
Official administrative acts Eur. 15,00
Ship´s Logbook Eur. 15,00


I - Pleasure yachts

Initial registration fee: Eur 500,00

Annual fee:

  • Yachts between 7 and 24 metres long: EUR 500,00
  • Yachts over 24 metres in length: EUR 500.00 + EUR 2.00 per gross tonnage

Note that the yacht belonging to a company licensed to operate under the legal jurisdiction of IBC, is exempt from paying the initial registration fee and will have the right to a 20% discount on the annual fee, in accordance with legislation and other regulations in force.


II - Commercial Yachts

Initial registration fee:

  • Fixed fee: EUR 1.250,00
  • Variable fee: 
    • GRT up to 250: EUR 200.00
    • GRT > 250: EUR 200.00 plus EUR 0.75 per additional gross tonnage

Annual fee:

  • Fixed fee: EUR 1.000,00
  • Variable fee: 
    • GRT up to 250: EUR 200.00
    • GRT > 250: EUR 200.00 plus EUR 0.75 per additional gross tonnage


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