Ship registration fees

Find current ship registration fees, how they are applied and how you can pay them.

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Current Ship registration fees

  • These rates are effective from 1 July 2017.
  • All fees are in New Zealand currency and include goods and services tax (GST).
  • Fees are paid on application rather than when a certifiate or document is issued, and are generally non-refundable.

Part A of the register

Registration type Fee
Initial registry - new build ship over 24m $3,924
Initial registry - new build ship under 24m $3,270
Initial registry/re-registry - existing ship over 24m $5,014
Initial registry/re-registry - existing ship under 24m $4,578
Initial registry - demise charter ship $5,014
Provisional certificate of registry $2,180
Exemption from Part A registration (s6(3) of Ship Registration Act 1992) $2,180
Temporary pass $1,526
Transfer of ship or shares in a ship $1,308
Transmission of ship or share in a ship by operation of law $1,308
Replacement certificate of registry $436
Caveat $654
Change of ship’s name or port of registry $436
Change of ship’s name and port of registry $654
Alterations to ship $654
Appointment/change of representative person $218
Change of name or nationality of owner, mortgagee, charterer, representative person $327
Endorsement of master’s details on certificate of registry $218
Registration of mortgage $436
Alteration of terms of mortgage by endorsement $436
Variation of priority of mortgages $436
Transfer of mortgage $436
Transmission of mortgage by operation of law $436
Discharge of mortgage $273
Certified transcript of registry $218
Certified copy of document $218
Computer print-out of registry details $218
Inspection of the register $109
Copy of list of ships over 100 gross tons or 24 metres in length $218

Part B of the register

Registration type Fee
Initial registration $1,090
Provisional certificate of registry $872
Renewal of registration (6 months or less before expiry) $872
Re-registration $1,090
Replacement certificate of registry $436
Change of ship’s name $436
Change of registered owner’s name $327
Certified transcript of registry $218
Certified copy of document $218
Computer print-out of registry details $218
Inspection of the register $109

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