Certificate of Survey for Tonnage and Measurement

YDSA provides Surveys for Tonnage and Measurement, resulting in a Certificate of Survey for Tonnage and Measurement. This certificate is one of the documents you need to register your vessel on Part 1 of the UK Ships Register.

YBDSA has been approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and other authorities to provide Surveys for Tonnage and Measurement.

Registration on Part 1 of the UK Ship Register entitles you to the following benefits:

  • Evidence you own the boat
  • Shows your boat’s nationality
  • Use the boat as security for a marine mortgage
  • Entitles you to protection from the Royal Navy and the services of British Consuls
  • Provides internationally accepted documentation to ease passage to foreign ports
  • Can enhance the re-sale of your vessel
  • Provides evidence of date of build for the EU Recreational Craft Directive (RCD)
  • Ensures that your boat’s name is unique on Part 1

Part 1 Registration requires re-registration every 5 years and does not require a further Survey for Tonnage and Measurement. This is dealt with directly between you and the Registry.

A new Certificate of Survey for Tonnage and Measurement will be required if there are changes to your vessel (for example, the change of an engine).

To see more about Part 1 Registration and how to start your application with the UK Ship Register, see the government website.

Overseas Registries

YBDSA has also been approved to provide a Certificate of Survey for Tonnage and Measurement by the following overseas registries:

Ensure you tell us which Registry you want to place your boat under so we know to use the appropriate forms.

For the UK registry
Vessel measured within UK (Fees in this table are VAT Exempt)
Price (£ GBP)
Under 15m overall
175.00
Over 15m and under 24m Load Line Length
230.00
Vessel measured outside UK (Fees in this table are VAT Exempt)
Price (£ GBP)
Under 15m overall
230.00
Over 15m and under 24m Load Line Length
285.00
For Other Registries
Vessel measurement (Fees in this table are VAT Exempt)
Price (£ GBP)
Up to 24m Load Line Length
275.00
Change of Details
(Fees in this table are VAT Exempt)
Price (£ GBP)
Change of Details (e.g. engine change)
85.00

We offer a £10 discount on the Survey for Tonnage and Measurement if it is done at the same time as a Coding inspection with us using the same surveyor.

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Please send all emails regarding Registration to tonnage@ydsa.co.uk.

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