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​This page aims to set out the minimum documentation

owners are obliged to maintain for yachts registered

in the United Kingdom and carrying no more than

12 guests. Other flags have similar obligations.

 

Non-compliance can lead to port detention and/or

fines, and can have implications for insurance cover.

Most documents will be needed by the next

owner, so if you're looking to sell check that

all necessary paperwork is present before

your yacht is placed on the market. Don't

leave it until a sale has been agreed.

 

M-Notices and Notes are useful guides

but not authoritative statements of

law, and are regularly withdrawn.

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​This page aims to set out the minimum documentation owners are

obliged to maintain for yachts registered in the United Kingdom

and carrying no more than 12 guests. Other flags have similar

obligations. Non-compliance can lead to port detention and/or

fines, and can have implications for insurance cover.

 

Most documents will be needed by the next owner, so if you're

looking to sell check that all necessary paperwork is present

before your yacht is placed on the market. Don't leave it

until a sale has been agreed.

 

M-Notices and Notes are useful guides but not authoritative

statements of law, and are regularly withdrawn.

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​This page aims to set out the minimum documentation owners are

obliged to maintain for yachts registered in the United Kingdom

and carrying no more than 12 guests. Other flags have similar

obligations. Non-compliance can lead to port detention and/or

fines, and can have implications for insurance cover.

 

Most documents will be needed by the next owner, so if you're

looking to sell check that all necessary paperwork is present

before your yacht is placed on the market. Don't leave it

until a sale has been agreed.

 

M-Notices and Notes are useful guides but not authoritative

statements of law, and are regularly withdrawn.

PLEASE SELECT THE RELEVANT SIZE(S) TO SEE WHICH DOCUMENTS ARE

REQUIRED AND WHY. SELECT ALL RELEVANT CATEGORIES INCLUDING

SMALLER SIZES. FOR EXAMPLE, FOR 499GT SEE ≥400GT, ≥300GT, ETC

WHILE GT AND USAGE CAN BE FOUND ON YOUR VESSEL'S CERTIFICATE OF
REGISTRATION, IT IS THE ACTUAL USE TO WHICH YOUR VESSEL IS PUT
WHICH IS KEY. THIS GUIDE IS NOT UPDATED AUTOMATICALLY. CHECK
THAT M-NOTICES/NOTES, REGULATIONS AND ACTS ARE STILL IN FORCE.
CONTACT US FOR ASSISTANCE.

THIS GUIDE IS NOT UPDATED AUTOMATICALLY.

CHECK THAT M-NOTICES/NOTES, REGULATIONS AND

ACTS ARE STILL IN FORCE. CONTACT US FOR ASSISTANCE.

WHILE GT AND USAGE CAN BE FOUND ON YOUR

VESSEL'S CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION, IT IS THE

ACTUAL USE TO WHICH YOUR VESSEL IS PUT WHICH IS KEY

SELECT ALL RELEVANT CATEGORIES INCLUDING

SMALLER SIZES. FOR EXAMPLE, FOR 499GT

SEE ≥400GT, ≥300GT, ETC

PLEASE SELECT THE RELEVANT SIZE(S)

TO SEE WHICH DOCUMENTS ARE

REQUIRED AND WHY

PRIVATE all sizes

N/A

Convention

Merchant Shipping Act 1970

Statute

Merchant Shipping (Crew Agreements, Lists of Crew and Discharge of Seamen) Regulations 1991

Regulation

N/A

Code of Practice

MGN 474

M-Notice//Note

Crew Agreement and List of Crew

COMMERCIAL ≥24 m LLL or ≥150 GT before 21 July 1968

Various

Convention

Merchant Shipping Act 1995, as amended

Statute

Merchant Shipping (Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure) Regulations 1998, as amended

Regulation

Red Ensign Group Yacht Code, Common Annexes, Annex M

Code of Practice

N/A

M-Notice//Note

REG Yacht Code Certificate

Various

Convention

Merchant Shipping Act 1995, as amended

Statute

Merchant Shipping (Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure) Regulations 1998, as amended

Regulation

Red Ensign Group Yacht Code, Common Annexes, Annex M & N

Code of Practice

N/A

M-Notice//Note

Certificate of Classification

COMMERCIAL ≥24 m LOA or ≥150 GT before 21 July 1968

International Convention on Load Lines 1966/1988

Convention

Merchant Shipping Act 1995, as amended

Statute

Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations 1998, as amended

Regulation

Red Ensign Group Yacht Code, Common Annexes, Annex M

Code of Practice

MGN 579

MSN 1752

M-Notice//Note

Load Line Conditions of Assignment

International Convention on Load Lines 1966/1988

Convention

Merchant Shipping Act 1995, as amended

Statute

Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations 1998, as amended

Regulation

Red Ensign Group Yacht Code, Common Annexes, Annex M

Code of Practice

MGN 579

MSN 1752

M-Notice//Note

International Load Line Certificate

International Convention on Load Lines 1966/1988

Convention

Merchant Shipping Act 1995, as amended

Statute

Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations 1998, as amended

Regulation

Red Ensign Group Yacht Code, Part A, Chapter 11

Code of Practice

MGN 579

M-Notice//Note

Stability Information

COMMERCIAL all sizes

Maritime Labour Convention 2006

Convention

Merchant Shipping Act 1995, as amended

Statute

Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2013

Regulation

N/A

Code of Practice

MSN 1849

M-Notice//Note

On-board complaints procedure

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974 (SOLAS), Chapter IV

Convention

Merchant Shipping Act 1995, as amended