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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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