Periodic inspections aim at checking the technical state and safety of the yacht. It concerns inter alia yacht construction elements, their efficiency, technical state of equipment and installations influencing yacht safety.
Periodic inspections also aim at ensuring the compliance of yacht equipment with the Yacht’s mobile equipment list.
For the yacht to undergo the periodic inspection the owner must present the last Seaworthines certificate, or other document from the last technical inspection (classification document, Construction supervision certificate)
The periodic inspection consists of the following:
- inspection of the hull, rigging and equipment,
- inspection of machinery equipment,
- inspection of electronic equipment.
The document certifying the periodic inspection is Seaworthines certificate. The period of validity of the document depends on the type, age and technical condition of the yacht, and it is no longer than 60months.
For more information on requirements and rules of periodic inspection see “Supervision rules, building and equipment of sea vessels” by PYA Marine Technical Team.