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 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.
Choose which Ship Registry you wish to use, then do one of the following:
- If you are already working with a YDSA or ABYA authorised measurer they can liaise with us direct;
- 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;
- 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 purposes (for example, Charter) 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.