British Marine’s guidance to members on the MCA’s new Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels in Temporary Commercial Use at Sea.
If you or your business work on or with pleasure vessels, e.g.: a broker, a ship repairer, a manufacturer, a boat distributor etc., make sure you are up-to-date with the latest regulations, including a new framework for temporary commercial use.
On 1 January 2019, the Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels in Temporary Commercial Use at Sea will be introduced, which means there will be a change to the approach taken by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) to how it regulates pleasure vessels temporarily used for specific commercial purposes. This is a significant and positive step, which creates a new framework to allow your business to work on or with pleasure vessels, including sea trials and deliveries, without being required to apply the full commercial vessel codes normally associated with these activities.
Keeping up with these changes is not always easy, which is why British Marine has prepared this short guide to help you understand the new Code and the changes it is bringing.
Remember, if the boat is UK Registered then the framework outlined in this guide will apply wherever you may be. This guidance is available to British Marine members only.