How to Register Your Boat


The process for registering your new or pre-owned vessel can vary a lot depending on where you live (country and state), where the vessel is located and where you intend to take it.

Below is some general information, followed by links to more specific steps involved for buyers from certain countries.

Please keep in mind that this information is general in nature and may not be relevant to your specific situation.

We’re Here To Help… where we can!

The Multihull Solutions team are always happy to lend a guiding hand wherever possible, however, when it comes to registering a vessel, by law only the OWNER OF THE VESSEL can action the steps involved.

Start Planning Early

It’s a good idea to start investigating the requirements for your specific situation and compiling the required info and forms early. This will help you understand what you need to do and make sure you have access to everything you need. Then, when its time to register your boat you will be as prepared as you can be.

Be Ready For Roadblocks

Different states and countries have different rules and requirements, and these can change without any prior notice. You’ll think you have all the info in order, only to be asked to complete another form or provide another piece of information you didn’t know about before. Take a breath, we feel your pain! And if you find something out that we didn’t have listed here, please let us know so we can add it for future buyers.


Regardless of where a boat is located, the requirements and process involved in registering it will be dependent on where the owner of the vessel lives. For more detailed information and step by step processes, please click the relevant link below:



Please note
: We are working on specific registration pages for citizens of other countries, please check back soon for updates.

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