How to change a ship’s name - ships registered in Part B

See the process for changing a ship’s name.

To change the name of your ship, you need to do these things:

  1. Complete the Application for Change of Name (form SR6)
  2. Send your completed application form to Maritime New Zealand by email, courier or post.

When we receive the application, we will send you an invoice with a reference number and instructions explaining how to pay. Once payment is received we will register the change of ship's name and send you a new certificate of registration by courier.

You can send your application via email, courier or post:


Registrar of Ships
Operator Certification
Maritime New Zealand
1 Grey Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Registrar of Ships
Operator Certification
Maritime New Zealand
PO Box 25620
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

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Ship registration fees and charges

Find our ship registration fees, how they are applied and how you can pay them.
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Contact us

If you have any questions about ship registration, contact us.

+64 4 473 0111