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Are you in need of some guidance when it comes to choosing and performing surveys for small pleasure vessels such as; RIBS, GRP/Wooden/Steel/Aluminium (Sail and Motor) vessels?
This 12 week online course, created and taught by an expert in the field, can help you. It focusses on pleasure vessels as a distinct vessel category allowing surveyors to specialise or owners to do their own pre-purchase or maintenance inspection.
When: 11 November 2020
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Ideal for: non-commercial clients, private boat owners and boat builders.
Surveying of pleasure vessels is distinct from surveying of commercial vessels, as the statutory and non statutory requirements vary between the two. The most visible is the fact that commercial vessels are regulated by national laws. For example, the MCA Small craft codes. For larger craft we have to apply the likes of SOLAS, LSA Code and Marpol.
For leisure craft, as far as SOLAS is concerned, only chapter V applies. Then things become less clear. In the UK, inland waterways vessels may need to comply with the Boat Safety Scheme (Environment Agency), but not always. Many leisure vessels have no statutory control imposed on them at all but other must comply with the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD).
Surveys of leisure craft tend to be more condition and fitness for purpose type surveys. These can then be applied to insurance surveys (to obtain an insurance policy for the boat), pre-purchase surveys and safety surveys. This means that the surveyor must determine the scope of survey, rather than be provided by the scope by a statutory body (as is the case for commercial vessels).
The surveyor on a leisure vessel must use his/her own judgement on many matters. On commercial vessels this is less difficult as the statutory bodies will set acceptance criteria. So the leisure craft surveyor takes more responsibility in this regard and must be knowledgeable of the subject to do so.
This course will give you the sufficient knowledge and understanding of the regulatory and technical aspects of leisure vessels so you are confident to fulfil your particular surveying needs.