A shipowner may Bareboat Charter a ship into or out from SKANReg or allow it to remain within SKANReg. Bareboat chartering is available to ships provisionally or permanently registered.
Ships are to be over 1500 GRT and the bareboat charter must be for a minimum of 2 years and maximum 20 years. For provisionally registered ships, a maximum of 2 years is allowed. However, this period can be extended once the ship completes Permanent Registration.
Smaller ships and a shorter or longer bareboat charter period may be allowed on a case-by-case basis. Apply to the International Registrar for permission in these cases.
Permission for a Bareboat Charter will normally be granted within 24 hours if all documents are in order.
Application forms are on this website and brief details of the application process are shown below.
Shipowners should familiarise themselves with sections 28 to 35 of the Merchant Shipping Act dealing with Bareboat Charters before making an application.