OVERVIEW OF THE GIBRALTAR MARITIME ADMINISTRATION (GMA)
For more than seven decades, Gibraltar has played a significant role in vessel registration. In 1997, it achieved Category 1 Red Ensign Status, granting the authority to register vessels of all types and tonnages. The Gibraltar Maritime Administration (GMA) manages both the ship and yacht registers on behalf of His Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar. These registers benefit from a comprehensive framework of maritime legislation rooted in English Common Law, complemented by an exceptional legal and fiscal environment.
Gibraltar provides a reputable, esteemed, and user friendly register. The registry operates within a tax-friendly environment, supported by highly skilled and experienced professionals. These advantages are accessible to owners worldwide.