We’re Registered

Excitement arrived in the mail today – our Australian Ship Registration.  Yamoya is officially an Australian Ship, as of 3 August 2009.

Typically in Australia, a private boat is registered with a State Government, much the same as a car. Each year, you pay a renewal fee, and get an updated registration certificate and sticker. This type of registration is mostly about revenue generation for the State and for keeping track of the number of boats using our waterways. The revenue goes some way to helping pay for navigation aids, boating facilities, etc.

However, if you want to take a boat outside of Australian waters and into another country’s territory then the boat needs to be registered according to International Law. State registration doesn’t do this – Australian Ship Registration does. Australian registration is a once-off fee and remains with the ship until canceled. Unfortunately, ship registration doesn’t override State boat registration. So when Yamoya is launched, we will still need to get the appropriate State registration. Yep, that’s right, we’ll have 2 registrations.

One thought on “We’re Registered

  1. Greg August 8, 2009 / 11:14 am

    Hey, you forgot the Second Officer, and Chef’s names……. 🙂


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