Documents needed Yacht Transport

Customs and clearing


The formalities for exporting and importing your yacht between different countries are your responsibility.

Yacht Trans Lines provides as a service to its client’s custom clearance services at the load and discharge port. Please bear in mind that we are located in Germany and hence will need to coordinate with an appropriate agent in the load or discharge country to coordinate the clearance of your boat thru customs.

However, to assist you with this task as much as possible, we will need to receive from you, in addition to the signed contracts and checklist, the following documents:

Documents needed Yacht Transport

  1. A copy of the registration papers of your yacht.
  2. A certificate of ownership (e.g. copy of the purchase invoice).
  3. A copy of the yacht owner’s passport

It is very likely that the Customs formalities will not have been completed when your yacht is discharged. You are therefore not allowed to sail until you have been authorized to do so by the appropriate authorities. Substantial penalties and fines may accrue for the yacht owner’s failure to comply with Customs regulations or for an unauthorized departure without permission from either local authorities or the agent for the Carrying Vessel.

Additionally, it is imperative that you deliver the yacht to us for loading free of any and all arms, ammunition, stowaways, hazardous goods, contraband, alcohol, prescription drugs and illegal or illicit substances. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the seizure and forfeiture of your yacht as well as the imposition of civil or criminal sanctions.

Yacht Trans Lines – your yacht transport company for global yacht shipping

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