EU boat and yacht registration under the Dutch (Netherlands) flag Holland (The Netherlands) is one of the most widely chosen jurisdictions for ship registration. There are a few important reasons to register your sail or motor boat in the Netherlands; rules and regulations are less strict then other EU countries and the costs are much lower. Most of our clients are Spanish, French, Italian etc. They have very strict provisions under there own country flags and have found out that it is much easier and at a lower cost to register under Dutch Flag which has minimal requirements, few restrictions, no taxes and can be done in 3-5 days.