Choosing your Measurer

The Survey for Tonnage and Measurement must be undertaken by an approved measurer, and we have measurers covering many parts of the world.

Please select one of our measurers using our Find a Measurer for Registration service in the Here to Help section below and make your own arrangements, or contact us to arrange a quote for you. There may be additional expenses such as travel costs.

If you currently use a surveyor who is a YDSA member, or a broker who is an ABYA member, they may be able to perform the Survey for Tonnage and Measurement for you and they will liaise with us on your behalf.

If you are Coding your vessel, it is common for the out of water examination and Survey for Tonnage and Measurement to happen together, saving you time and costs. 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.

Application

Choose which Ship Registry you wish to use, then do one of the following:

  1. If you are already working with a YDSA or ABYA authorised measurer they can liaise with us direct;
  2. Or fill out our SUR6A - Application for Tonnage Measurement form from the Downloads section below and use either an electronic signature or print and sign. Then email this form back to us. If you already know which measurer you are using, remember to put their name in the relevant box;
  3. Or if you would like us to quote for the survey, request a free quotation for a Survey for Tonnage and Measurement and we will contact you.

If you intend to use the boat for commercial (charter) purposes it is important to tell us as the Registry will also require a copy of the Coding certificate.

What Happens Next

After the measurement has taken place, the measurer will send the Survey for Tonnage and Measurement documentation to us for checking and counter-signing.

Once we have received payment, the Certificate of Survey for Tonnage and Measurement will be sent to your chosen registry, where it will be put together with the application documentation you have sent direct to them.

Following submission of your other documentation to your chosen registry, they will contact you directly regarding your registration progress.

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.

Here to help

Click the link of the service you require.

Find a Measurer for Registration

Email us

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

Contact Form

Call us

Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

+44 (0)1730 710425

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