BV issues Rules for the Classification and the Certification of Yachts
Nov 18, 2022
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Classification Society Bureau Veritas has issued the Rules for the Classification and the Certification of Yachts.
These Rules have been published on November 1st, 2022.
The requirements of these Rules cover sailing yachts and motor yachts, of monohull type or catamaran type, built in steel, aluminium, composite materials, wood (strip planking or plywood) or High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).
Traditional wooden yachts are to be considered on a case by case basis.
Yachts exceeding 90 m in Rule length are considered by the Society on the basis of NR467 Rules for the Classification of Steel Ships and the present Rules.
The Society will consider alternatives to the provisions of the Rules provided that they can be demonstrated, through satisfactory service experience or sound engineering analysis, to be equivalent to the safety standards set forth in the present Rules.
The regulations set forth in the present Rules apply to yachts operated in a proper manner by competent and qualified crew according to the environmental, operating and other criteria on which classification and/or certification is based.
The Society will consider the classification and/or certification of yachts incorporating novel design principles or features, to which the provisions of the Rules are not directly applicable, on the basis of experiments, calculations or other supporting information provided to the Society.