TONNAGE MEASUREMENT FOR BRITISH REGISTRATION

Adrian Stone is an approved Tonnage Measurer for the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association and can help you if you plan to register your boat on Part I of the British Registry.

You can register your boat under Part I or Part III of the Registry of Shipping and Seamen. This is operated by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) at Cardiff.

Part I is the closest to evidence of title and applicants send in a Declaration of Eligibility as well as Bills of Sale showing the history of the boat’s ownership for at least 5 years. The MCA forms are all available on the MCA’s website.

Registration under Part I requires a measurement survey of the boat.

Registration on Part I:

  • Enables you to prove title to your boat

  • Allows you to register a marine mortgage

  • Provides internationally accepted documentation to ease passage to foreign ports

  • Entitles you to protection from the Royal Navy and the services of British Consuls

  • Can enhance the resale of your vessel

  • Provides proof of date of build in respect of the EU Recreational Craft Directive

  • Ensures that your boat’s name is unique on Part I

You may register if you are :

  • A British citizen

  • A non-UK national exercising your right of freedom of movement of workers or right of establishment

  • A British Dependent Territories citizen

  • A British Overseas citizen

  • A British subject under the British Nationality Act 1981(a)

If you would like me to assist you in completing a Tonnage Measurement for Part 1 of the British Registry, please contact me for a quotation, alternatively contact the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association for an application form and I can complete the measurements

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