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Guide to merchant & cruise vessel registration

The registration of vessels is processed by the Merchant Registrar and the Yachts Registrar in the SMSR offices located in Piazza Enrico Enriquez, 22, 47891, Dogana, Republic of San Marino, and available at +378 0549 960075 –, or via the contact form on SMSR’s website

Opening hours of the SMSR offices are Monday to Friday, 08:30-13.00 14.30-17:30 CET.

(24 hours dedicate phone number for urgent Safety or Security issues is available for the owners and managers of the registered vessels)

All correspondence and documentation must be made in English or Italian, the working languages of the Registry.

Technical requirements
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 Recognised Organisation and Recognised Security Organisation, 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.

Should the vessel cease to be in compliance with such standards at any time, statutory certification shall cease to be valid. In such cases, the Administration reserves the right to issue a notice of cancellation from the Registry.

Age requirements
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.

Terms and conditions for San Marino Flag State Inspections and pre-registration inspections are available here.

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