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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.


Gibraltar offers a credible, prestigious and user friendly register, based on a well-established legal system based on English law. The registry operates in a friendly tax environment which is serviced by very skilled and experienced professionals. These benefits are accessible to owners from around the globe.

Our Vision:

To uphold and enhance the reputation of our Flag by promoting a large and diverse fleet without compromising quality.


To contribute towards the continued development of Gibraltar as an international maritime of excellence, whilst facilitating international trade and commerce by providing the service of a maritime register committed to the highest standards of safe operation of ships, protection of the marine environment and the welfare of the persons working on board.