Call Us: +90 532 232 7555

Coding & Registration

Coding & Registration

MCA Coding for Small Commercial Vessels (SCV2) and Tonnage Surveys for Part I British Registration

The following coding and registration certifications are compulsory requirements for certain boats. If you are operating a UK commercial yacht under 24m load line length, or are applying for Part I British Registry of your vessel read more here for info on how YSG can help.


All UK commercial yachts under 24m load line length are required to comply with the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) code of practice for the safety of small commercial motor and sailing vessels.

Here is a link to MGN 280 with all the requirements

Yacht Survey Group is authorized to carry out MCA inspections through a number of MCA certifying authorities including RYA, IIMS, MECAL and the YDSA. This certification applies only to British flagged vessels. Foreign flagged vessels can be coded to the standard, but they will be issued with a letter of compliance, not a certificate.

MCA SCV2 coding offers boat owners optimum confidence regarding the safety aspects of a vessel, as well as certain advantages with regards to duties and tax.

Please contact us for more detailed information on the requirements and procedures involved in MCA SVC2 Coding.

The MLC (Maritime Labour Convention) came into operation internationally on August 20, 2013. This applies to all crewed commercial yachts operating overseas. We are authorized to carry out MLC inspections through the certifying authorities listed above,and details can be found here.

A Tonnage survey is required for registry of your boat under Part 1 of the Registry of Shipping and Seamen, which provides evidence of the title of a vessel.

A Tonnage Measurement certificate is compulsory for any vessel applying for Part 1 British registration. Yacht Survey Group in Bodrum is authorised to undertake these surveys on all craft under 24m load line length.

    This certification for the Part 1 Registry provides:
  • Proof of boats title
  • Permission to register a marine mortgage
  • Internationally accepted documentation to ease passage to foreign ports
  • Entitlement to protection from the Royal Navy and the services of British Consuls
  • Proof of date of build in respect of the EU Recreational Craft Directive

We were able to interest you?

Send us a Message or Enquire for a Survey

  • Address: Kumbahce Mah., Icmeler Caddesi No. 24,
    Bodrum, Mugla 48400
  • Mobile: (+90) 532 232 7555
  • Email:
Our Approach

Our ultimate aim has always been to enable sailors and boat people to enjoy yacht ownership with peace of mind. Central to our vision is the client's interest. The ethics of a fair purchase are at the forefront of our minds, and safety is paramount. The bottom line of YSG is looking after the client's interest by accurately assessing the condition of the yacht. This gives the client reliable information about the yacht allowing them to make it safe and also to ensure it is a worthwhile investment.

About YSG Partners

Marine surveyors based in Bodrum,Turkey and operating Internationally.

Joe Rowles: British; qualified, Internationally accredited independent marine surveyor authorised to carry out MCA coding inspections for vessels under 24m load line length through the following; certifying authorities: IIMS, YDSA and RYA (Royal Yachting Association). Background in Engineering.

Ali Dincer: Turkish; Independent certified Marine Surveyor by IIMS (International Institute of Marine Surveyors) Diploma as a Yacht & Small Craft Surveyor. RYA inspector and accredited expert witness for Turkish Courts. Ali's background is as board member and shareholder of Industrial Production companies operating in International markets, specifically Europe and Asia.

© 2014. «Yacht Survey Group». All right reserved. Design Indra Creative