Isle of Man Category 1

The Isle of Man Register is a Category 1 British Red Ensign Register which can register vessels of unlimited type and size. It is the flag of choice for many large shipping corporations operating all vessel types to very exacting standards. It currently has over 16m gross registered tonnes on its register, of which over 50% of vessels are tankers. The Isle of Man has a reputation for the quality and service provided by the Ship Registry team at very reasonable costs for the operator. It provides a 24/7 service to its operators and out-of-hours registration to suit client’s needs.

The Island is also  a "Centre of Excellence" in the Irish Sea with locally based maritime expertise in ship management, crew management, yacht management, ship finance, marine insurance, fiduciary services, chartering, legal services and training. The Isle of Man is also the flag of choice for many of the world’s superyachts. It also boasts a number of companies operating specialist services in this sector.

The Ship Registry is certified to the ISO 9001:2015 quality and ISO 14001:2015 environmental management standards and works with owners and operators to uphold its position on the world's Port State Control white lists. The Isle of Man is also recognised by the United States Coast Guard's Qualship 21 Scheme as a quality flag.

Further information on the Isle of Man Ship Registry can be found at