Survey

 

Vessels are not required to be physically inspected and/or surveyed within the jurisdiction. Although it is a requirement for the appropriate survey of the vessel, being:

 

Pleasure Yachts under 24m must arrange for a Tonnage Measurement Survey

 

Pleasure Yachts over 24m require an International Tonnage Survey to be arranged with one of the approved classification societies listed below for the purpose of registration:

 

• American Bureau of Shipping

• Bureau Veritas

• Det Norske Veritas

• Germanischer Lloyd

• Lloyd’s Register of Shipping

• RINA

• NKK

 

Vessels under 24m in overall length can also authorize any of the below listed appointed certifying authorities:

 

• Yacht Brokers, Designers & Surveyors Association

• MECAL Limited

• The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers & Ship Surveyors

 

Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY2)

Yachts operating commercially that are over 24m (and under 3000GT) carrying up to 12 passengers, are required to comply with the UK Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY2). The Gibraltar Maritime Administration will issue the appropriate certificate following a successful survey.

 

Passenger Yacht Code (PYC)

Yachts operating commercially that want to carry more than 12 passengers (up to a maximum of 36) must comply with the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC). The Gibraltar Maritime Administration will issue the appropriate certification following a successful survey.