SMSR offers registration services to merchant ships, commercial yachts, private yachts, and units under construction (newbuilds).
Fishing vessels are not accepted for registration.
Ship registration can be done in the name of a company incorporated in San Marino, an individual resident in San Marino, or by way of an authorized San Marino resident agent for entities of other nationalities (foreign ownership is permitted).
Requirements for San Marino incorporated companies or San Marino residents:
✔ Extract from the register of companies (vigenza) not older than 6 months
✔ Copies of passports of applicants
✔ Copy of ID for San Marino residents
Requirements for foreign applicants:
✔ Appointment of a San Marino Resident Agent
✔ Extract from the register of companies, certificate of incorporation, or equivalent (not older than 6 months).
Moreover, where applicable, an IMO registered owner identification number must be requested on the website https://imonumbers.ihs.com/ if not already available.
The Registration of vessels of 20 years of age or older is not accepted. However, the Administration reserves the right to grant exceptions in specific cases, based on a pre-registration inspection and with the possibility to apply additional requirements. Therefore, a pre-registration inspection constitutes an additional requisite for registration of vessels of 20 years of age and older.
Registrations with San Marino Ship Register must take place in compliance with national legislation and applicable international conventions, based on the type of vessel. For this purpose, statutory certificates must be issued by a San Marino approved Recognized Organization (RO) and Recognized Security Organization, following the appropriate surveys and audits to verify compliance with national and international regulations.
Moreover, an initial Flag State Inspection is to be carried out on board commercial vessels prior to the expiry of provisional registration and constitutes a requisite for permanent registration.
Please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiry on this matter.