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Vessel & Yacht Licencing

WILLIAMS & ASSOCIATES we offer a wide scope of services regarding Maritime Law due to the advantages the Republic of Panama has to offer in this area, taking into consideration the client’s needs and interests we legally advice in process regarding registration of vessels, navigation licenses, vessels name registration, change of name or owner, as well as legal consulting in purchases and financial transactions.


The procedure for registration of ships of pleasure yachts, boats, sailboats and catamarans in Panama is quick and easy. The Provisional Registration can be obtained within two days of making the request, it will be necessary to provide full information on the ship and pay government taxes. After obtaining the Provisional Registration, within 6 months you will have to submit all original documents for the Permanent Register.