YDSA has always stood for the highest standards and therefore the attainment of Membership is seen as ‘The Gold Standard’ in the marine industry.

The key focus of the YDSA is to support Members so they can provide services of the highest standards to clients in the Designing and Surveying of commercial and pleasure craft under and over 24m (excluding ships and cargo vessels).

YDSA offers a Code of Practice and Guidance Notes, a Sample Survey Report Pack, a Code of Conduct, a standard Survey Contract, an Insurance Scheme, plus assessment and feedback on reports submitted for membership. In addition, we offer a range of training events to support members’ development within a training framework for career advancement. Scroll down for all the forms, fees and payment options.


Become a Measurer for Registration

To become a Measurer for Registration and perform a Survey for Tonnage and Measurement, you must first become a YDSA member or be a member of our sister organisation, Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA).

Once approved as a Measurer for Registration, you may be asked to quote for Registration work. Your listing in our Find a Surveyor and Find a Designer directories will also have a TMS icon and you will be listed in our Find a Measurer for Registration directory.

Please see the Registration pages for more details.

Become a Coding Surveyor

To become a Coding Surveyor and perform Compliance Examinations, you must first be an Accredited YDSA member.

Once approved as a Coding Surveyor, your listing in our Find a Surveyor or Find a Designer directories will also have a LVL1 or LVL2 icon, indicating your coding level, and you will be listed in our Find a Coding Surveyor directory.

Please see the Coding pages for more details.

Please contact us regarding our annual subscriptions and fees.

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