Published on: 25 March 2020
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions, British Marine will be suspending the requirement for hire boat operators to undergo the Quality Accredited Boatyard (QAB) examination until after the summer season. British Marine will also be suspending Boat Grading inspections for the same timeframe.
Existing QAB and Boat Grading certificates which have expired, will remain valid subject to the operators self-certifying that the existing systems, processes and equipment are maintained until the scheme recommences. British Marine will be contacting affected operators directly over the coming days with the process details. Any new hire boat operators to the scheme are asked to contact British Marine via Qab@britishmarine.co.uk to confirm the process for joining.
Find out about the latest COVID-19 information and guidance at britishmarine.co.uk/coronavirus.