Construction supervision

Applies to newly built, rebuilt and reconstructed yachts. The supervision aims at ensuring the compliance of technical state of the hull and yacht’s equipment with the approved technical documentation and safety regulations. The obligation to ensure expert’s supervision of the construction of the yacht rests with the yacht owner or constructor.

If the yacht is to be built under PYA Marine Technical Team supervision the following technical documents must be presented for revision:

  • Technical description of the yacht (operational objectives, general dimensions, displacement, ballast size, construction type, basic construction materials, construction technology, a way to ensure stability and subdivision)
  • General plan
  • Theoretical lines – for inspection
  • Hull and deck design (materials, thickness of the individual strakes or lamination diagram, dimensions of stiffeners and reinforcements, centreboard case, ballast and centreboard mount, deck – side connection, mast foundation, mounting and dimensions of shroud chainplates, thru-hull fittings and cockpit drains)
  • Steering gear (materials and dimensions of the elements)
  • Rigging and sail plan
  • Electrical documentation
  • Machine room documentation

The scope of documentation required for reconstruction, general repair etc of the yacht is determined by the supervisor of PYA Marine Technical Team.

“Construction log” is a document certifying that the yacht of less than 8m in length was under supervision. For smaller vessels the manufacturer’s declaration of conformity with the technical procedures shall suffice. “Construction  supervision certificate” is the final document confirming technical supervision of the yacht.

For full description of the procedures and requirements see “Supervision rules, building and equipment of sea vessels” by PYA Marine Technical Team.

pdf.thumbnail.jpg “Supervision rules, building and equipment of sea vessels” (polish)

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