Bringing boat from UK to Malta

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Bringing boat from UK to Malta

Postby pumabob » Fri 18 Sep 2009 21:29

I'm considering buying a boat in the UK and towing it over, when I retire/move.
It would be kept on trailer (when not in use, obviously) either in driveway or garage.
Any weblinks info or previous experience which could help with the re-registering process/costs in Malta would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Postby gozomark » Sat 19 Sep 2009 00:47

Malta Maritime Authority might be able to help

http://www.mma.gov.mt/index.htm
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Postby pumabob » Sun 20 Sep 2009 18:00

Thanks Mark,
Very helpful link and for most folks considering importing a boat, I would suggest looking at the small ships section, especially the fees.

http://www.mma.gov.mt/yacting_fees.htm#fees

E.G First registration
Where the boat has an engine exceeding 50 HP, but not exceeding 75 HP.- €698.81 (Lm 300)

Annual registration renewal - €81.53 (Lm 35)

Don't know how current those prices are, but seems reasonable per year, once you have sorted out the initial registration.
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Postby pumabob » Sat 20 Feb 2010 21:24

Can anyone confirm if the above MMA website/links are still active as I can't seem to access them any more?? :cry:
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Postby gozomark » Sat 20 Feb 2010 21:36

The Malta transport dept is moving its website, and wasn't bothered posting transfer links yet :roll:

Its probably somewhere on this site, or if not yet, will be once they fully transfer
http://transport.gov.mt/Home.aspx?lid=1&sec=1
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Postby pumabob » Sat 20 Feb 2010 23:08

Thanks, GM, that's the new link, working 95% anyhow.

I also see that they have changed ALL the registration/renewal fees included those quoted above, now making initial reg 50 euro, previously 698 :D

but have increased renewal fees for larger engines slightly, (above 75hp), to 100-140.

Overall seems to be a move in the right direction, probably due to the new marinas/residential developments hoping to encourage business.

Now, if only they could do the same with the dreaded car registration taxes :roll: :roll:
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