Same high standers no matter what the size

Yacht owners now have more of a choice when it comes to registering their vessels as Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) is offering new yacht registrations a set of industry leading discounts and dedicated services.

PISR is known as The SMART Registry and was confirmed as the fastest growing flag in the shipping world in 2017 with an impressive 43.2% growth in the number of vessels joining the registry since 2013, as published in Fairplay magazine. Now Panos Kirnidis, CEO of the registry, is looking to offer the same advantages that merchant ships have seen to yacht owners.

“The registry you choose will have a direct bearing on your operations and use of your yacht. The maritime world is investing heavily in technology and the days of simple paper certifications and operations are gone. We are known as The SMART Registry because we have the right people and the latest IT systems to keep our fleet sailing and compliant with regulations. We assist owners worldwide in meeting international safety, security and environmental standards and ensuring the crew have adequate living and working conditions. We offer the same commitment to detail, the same standards of service and the same quality of operations to our yacht owners, regardless of size, location or status. Our job is to keep them compliant and sailing smoothly on every voyage.”

PISR has a comprehensive set of services for new yacht registrations that include easy digital registration services; competitive fees with a guaranteed same day service; a variety of registration types; fast conversions from pleasure to commercial registration; registration of mortgage with security and flexibility; registration and technical services with specialised lawyers and an experienced technical department and all supported by PISR’s own SMART database and systems. “The advantages we can offer yacht owners are not only in superb discounts and SMART registration procedures but also with a dedicated staff that has the knowledge and experience to assist owners every step of the way. Our core services are designed to make the procedures of registration simple and cost-effective and we can assist yacht owners in remaining compliant, at sea, sailing safely and efficiently.” 

Panos Kirnidis BEng, MSc – CEO of PISR  


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Notes to Editors
About Palau International Ship Registry:
The Palau International Ship Registry (PISR), an open registry headquartered in Houston, USA and has its European head office in Athens, Greece. PISR was created by an amendment to the Title 7 of the Republic of Palau National Code in 2010 and was appointed by the Government of the Republic to carry out the day-to-day management of vessels registered to the flag as the Ship Registry Administrator.
• PISR provides full administrative and technical support to the registration of vessels.
• PISR is an active member of both the IMO and ILO and is a member of BIMCO, WCPFC.
• Compact agreement of Free Association (COFA) with USA