Due to the continually changing nature of the marine industry, the Technical team is here to keep members up to date with the changing regulations and to give you a voice in industry discussions with regulators - from the International Maritime Organisation at the highest level through to discussions with your local navigation authorities.
To ensure that your voice is heard British Marine members are made aware of all important consultations and have the opportunity to engage with regulators.
Recreational Craft in the UK
Recreational craft operating in the UK may have varying requirements placed upon them depending on their age and their regular cruising grounds. Members should log in for guidance documents, templates and the most up to date information. Please contact the Technical team for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Recreational Craft Regulations 2017 (SI 737) as Amended.
The Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) for EU exports.
Boat Safety Scheme (BSS)
Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) Regulations
Commercial Vessels in the UK
Commercial vessels in the UK may be subject to different legislation dependent on their size and normal operating areas.
Domestic Passenger Ships
Inland Waterways Small Passenger Vessels
Inland Hire Vessels
MCA Workboat Code
MCA Small Commercial Vessel Code
MCA Passenger Yacht Code
The Superyacht industry certification and standards is a web of different levels of requirements that can depend on many different factors such as size of vessel, if the vessel is in commercial use, the number of passengers/crew, where the vessel is operating
Flag and Classification Rules
ISO standards for large yachts
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