Import Regulations in Netherlands

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Import Regulations in Netherlands
For several reasons yacht-owners wish to register their yachts in the Netherlands Antilles. Disclosure of ownership, privacy reasons, VAT-expenses are the major reasons that owners wish to register their yachts in the name of a Netherlands Antilles legal entity (usually a Limited Liability Company).

Citizens of the European Union may register their yacht in the Register of the Netherlands Antilles directly into their own name. Registration may be done within the Register of Curacao, Saint Martin with homeports Willemstad or Philipsburg.

For registration of a pleasure yacht the following documents are required:
- Copy of existing certificate of measurement or general lay out with dimensions
- Original purchase of builders certificate
- Details of radio and transmission devices