Introduction

Over the past decades Malta has developed a very strong legal and regulatory platform that has enabled the Malta Flag to become a reputable international ship register which is now established as one of the largest in the world. More recently, Malta has developed specific legislation that takes into account the distinctive requirements of the yacht and superyacht industry. This has made registering Private and Commercial Yachts under the Malta Flag an increasingly more attractive proposition which has already been chosen by a large number of yacht and superyacht Owners and Managers.

Malta’s offering to the yacht and superyacht industry goes well beyond the possibilities of Flag registration. The island, located at the centre of the Mediterreanean, has for many years also established itself as one of the leading maritime service centres which is committed to continue developing further and to reinforce it’s reputation as an international centre of excellence in the maritime industry.

The Yacht and Superyacht industry in Malta offers a whole range of services and facilities. These include deep natural harbours, state of the art superyacht marinas, extensive refit and repair facilities, a multitude of support shore services and infrastructure, a cluster of local and international operators and service providers together with bunkering operations and supplies. This is complemented with a welcoming approach of the English speaking locals which makes visits of the most discerning captains and crew a pleasant experience.