Tonnage measurement


 

Weighing the evidence

RB Yacht Surveys provides surveys for tonnage and measurement, required for a Certificate of Tonnage and Measurement. This is one of the documents needed to register your vessel on Part 1 of the UK Ships Register.

Registration on Part 1 of the UK Ship Register entitles you to the following benefits:

  • Evidence you own the boat
  • Shows your boat’s nationality
  • Use the boat as security for a marine mortgage
  • Protection from the Royal Navy and the services of British Consuls
  • Internationally accepted documentation to ease passage to foreign ports
  • Can enhance the re-sale of your vessel
  • Evidence of date of build for the EU Recreational Craft Directive 
  • Ensures that your boat’s name is unique on Part 1

Part 1 Registration requires renewal every 5 years but does not require a further survey unless there are changes to the vessel (i.e: change of engine).

To see more about Part 1 Registration and how to start your application with the UK Ship Register, see the government website.

  

 
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The maximum vessel length for Part 1 registration is 24 metres

The maximum vessel length for Part 1 registration is 24 metres