Change of Particulars after Licensing

The procedure for changing of particulars, including change of ownership, change of engine or alteration of craft.

Section 4  
Change of particulars after licensing

The owner of a licensed pleasure craft shall report to the Port Master any change of the particulars to the craft within 7 days of the change. The owner shall submit the following documents together with the “Report on Changes to Particulars of a Harbour/Pleasure Craft” (PM74-0293A4) (Appendix 6) to OSDC.

  • Change of ownership -
    • Bill of Sale or Purchase Receipt & Ship Registry (If applicable);

    • Original NRIC (for Singapore citizens)/ Original Passport (for foreigners)/latest Instant Information Printout from the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (for company-owned).
      Both the seller and the purchaser must be present at OSDC for the transfer. Otherwise, their original NRICs/Passports are to be presented.

    • The craft licence certificate;

    • Mooring letter issued under the new owner;

    • Insurance Policy issued under the new owner;

    • Non-citizen Undertaking Letter (for foreigners);

    • Change of Ownership fee of $5.35 (inclusive of GST).
      Until and unless the transfer of ownership is completed at MPA OSDC, the previous owner(licensee) will continue to be held responsible for every contravention of regulations and for all payment of dues and fees chargeable to the craft. As such, please ensure that the new owner completes a transfer of ownership at MPA OSDC within 7 days of sale. Please note that the new owner(licensee) must have an MPA account. We are not able to proceed with the change of ownership without an MPA account. Please follow the below link in our website to apply for the MPA account(https://www5.mpa.gov.sg/msb/accounts/account-opening).


  • Change of engine -
    • The original craft licence certificate;

    • Purchase receipt of the new engine.

  • Alteration of craft -
    • The prior permission of the Port Master must be obtained before any alteration may be made to the craft that may affect the craft’s gross tonnage or description.