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What is the registration process for a boat in the UAE?
- Prepare the following documents:
- Passport copy
- Visa copy
- No Object Letter from sponsor or company
- Emirates ID Card
- 2 passport size photos
- Certificate of good conduct [for commercial owner, issued at the police station]
- Original Boat Invoice [stamped and attested at the Chamber of Commerce]
- Copy of Engine Invoice [stamped and attested at the Chamber of Commerce]
- Apply for a boat registration number [e.g. DP/DT for Dubai] at the National Transport Authority office corresponding with your residency. Upon filling out the application and receiving the number, you will need to make a sticker that is place above the waterline at the bow of the boat.
- For expat boat owners, you will need to make a 7,000AED deposit at the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank under the account titled “Coast Guard Group E-Pass” . Keep the issued green slip to submit at the coast guard.
- Boat inspection at the coast guard. Submit the green slip issued at the bank. The coast guard will inspect the boat and install the transponder device. Make sure you have the following equipment on the boat:
- Life jackets [no. equal to passenger capacity on the boat]
- First aid kit
- Fire extinguisher
- Life buoy
- Anchor and rope
- Upon passing the inspection and installing the transponder, the coast guard will issue documents to take back to the NTA where the boat registration card will be issued.
How does Al Marakeb help with the registration process?
With the release of every boat, Al Marakeb provides all the necessary documentation stamped and validated by the Chamber of Commerce. We also issue a Certificate of Origin for boats that are to be shipped outside the UAE. Also inclusive of our service is the making of the boat number stickers and placing them on the boat. This is all done free of charge. Striving to always help one step further, Al Marakeb offers to carry out the registration process for our client upon request at a fee of 1,000AED for non-commercial vessels, and 1,500AED for commercial vessels [not inclusive of the actual registration charges and deposits].
What are the operating hours at the National Transportation Authority office and the coast guard?
- Coast guard: 8am to 12.30pm Sunday through Thursday
- NTA: 8am to 2.30pm Sunday through Thursday
What are the different payment plans available for purchasing a boat at Al Marakeb?
There are three ways to pay for your boat at Al Marakeb, however the long-term financing plans are only available to residents of the UAE.
- Fixed Installments:
- Booking fee: 10% of contact value
- Advance Payment: 45% of contract value
- Final Installment: 45% of contract value
- 12 Month Plan:
- Booking fee: 10% of contract value
- Balance: written out to 12 consecutive monthly cheques
- 18 Month Plan:
- 5% of contract value is added as a payment plan extension fee
- Booking fee: 10% of contract value [extension fee included]
- Balance: written out to 18 consecutive monthly cheques
Why do I need to pay a booking fee?
Due to high demand, we sometimes have a waiting list before we can begin production on your new boat. In order to secure your spot in the production line, we ask that you place a booking fee, since we operate on a first come first serve basis.
How long does it take to build my boat?
Typically the smaller vessels such as the Habbar, Spartan and Theo will be approximately 4-5 weeks, and the larger boats; Dino and Triton take around 6-8 weeks. The Scylla demands more time since it has a cabin and requires 8-10 weeks of building. Of course building time also depends on added options and variations. Since we have an open factory policy, clients are always free to come and check the progress of their boats during construction.