REG Yacht Code Audit Service

Azimuth Nautical Solutions is pleased to offer a REG Yacht Code Audit Service, to assist owners, Masters and yacht management companies in meeting any applicable new Code requirements.

REG Yacht Code Audit

The Red Ensign Group (REG) Yacht Code entered into force on 1 January 2019 after development by the UK, its overseas territories and crown dependencies, and international representatives to prescribe standards of safety and pollution prevention which are appropriate to the size and type of yacht.

This new Code consists of two parts: Part A being an update to the existing Large Yacht Code (LY3) and Part B being an update to the Passenger Yacht Code 6th Edition (PYC).

The Scope of Parts A and B of the new Code have not been changed and are as follows:

  • Part A is applicable to yachts which are 24 metres and over in load line length, are in commercial use for sport or pleasure, do not carry cargo and do not carry more than 12 passengers;
  • Part B is applicable to pleasure yachts of any size, in private use or engaged in trade, which carry more than 12 but not more than 36 passengers and which do not carry cargo.

Our maritime consultants bring a wealth of experience to bear in verifying compliance with the REG Yacht Code and will review the following key areas:

  • Quality Management System (e.g. ISM Code)
  • Certificates of survey (e.g. International Tonnage Certificate)
  • Area of operation (e.g. coastal, unlimited etc.)
  • Security systems (e.g. ISPS Code)
  • Equipment (e.g. Navigation Equipment, Fire Fighting Equipment, Life Saving Appliances etc.)
  • Vessel stability (e.g. appropriate stability booklet)
  • Manning and Qualifications (e.g. Safe Manning Document, MLC Compliance, STCW Convention etc.)
  • Specific new survey requirements (e.g. recovery of persons from water, firefighters’ communications etc.)
  • Status of exemptions and equivalent arrangements

The consultant’s observations and recommendations will initially be reviewed with the vessel’s management team before an advisory report is finalised, identifying any potential non-compliances, observations and opportunities for improvement.

A 1-page summary of this consultancy service is available for reference at: REG Yacht Code Audit Service

Please contact us to discuss your particular requirements.

Tel: +44 (0) 2380 173838