Part of registering your vessel in Thailand is obtaining the necessary licenses or renewing your license if you have had one before. However, you can only obtain or renew your boat license in Thailand if you have your boat inspected by officers from the Maritime Office. A Boat Inspection certificate will be issued to you once the inspecting officers are satisfied with their finding otherwise you will be asked to remedy the faults found on your boat/vessel.


Below is the procedure for obtaining Boat Inspection Certificate at the Maritime Office in Thailand. This applies for either new license application or for license renewal.

What to do next?

  • – Collect and complete all above requirements and submit it to the Marine Office
  • – The boat registrar passes your application to the inspection team to schedule the inspection
  • – Inspection of the boat in question will be conducted and if correct the certificate is issued.
  • – If not, the boat owner can complete Form Ror. 25 to remedy the problems for a re-inspection.
  • – The Boat Inspection certificate will be issued upon the satisfaction of the Marine Office.

If you are registering another type of vessel outside of a yacht then again speak to a Thai lawyer in Thailand for assistance. The other types of certification can also include the following. Note that the procedures are the same as those listed above where the inspector has to come out to inspect the vessel.

Other Boat Certificates Application:

  • – Tonnage Certificate
  • – Waterline Certificate
  • – Radio Components Certificate.
  • ::: Required Documents ::::
  • – Certificates Application Form Gor. 5.
  • – Boat License (copy)
  • – Power of Attorney
  • – All previous proofs of boat registration/ownership

The process would be the same as has been explained above. If you own a yacht or a small trawler then you need legal assistance with this matter while in Phuket. The legal procedures are as follows:

What to do next?

  • – Collect and complete all above requirements and submit it to the Marine Office
  • – The boat registrar passes your application to the inspection team to schedule the inspection
  • – Inspection of the boat in question will be conducted and if correct the certificate is issued.
  • – If not, the boat owner can complete Form Ror. 25 to remedy the problems for a re-inspection.
  • – The Boat Inspection certificate will be issued upon the satisfaction of the Marine Office.

Boat License renewal in Thailand

Renewing your boat license in Thailand entails a simple process. Please see below for details regarding the process. The boat owner or his representative submits the completed boat license application form obtained from the Marine Department and other documents at the Marine Office within the area of residence. To be able to do this, you should present the following:

  • – Copy of Identification Card
  • – Copy of Visa Page and Passport’s Photo Page (foreigner)
  • – Copy of company registration affidavit including the company objectives.
  • – Hull ownership evidence such as sales and purchase agreements and receipt.

If the boat is imported, the evidence of legal importation or clearance from the Customs Department must be submitted. If the boat is already registered overseas, the CSR deletion certificate issued by the relevant authority from the foreign country must be submitted.

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