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“The complexities of the MCA Code of Practice and MLC can be daunting for both new and experienced yacht owners. With an in-depth understanding of what is required for your yacht and crew to be fully compliant, we can assist every step of the way”

For yachts registered under the UK red flag states, including both commercial yachts and private yachts intending to occasionally charter, conformity with the MCA Code of Practice is mandatory. The MCA standard isn’t just relevant to red flag states, it is also useful to yachts under other flags. As a worldwide benchmark, an MCA certificate is often accepted in place of local rules and is a sensible standard for safety conscious owners of private yachts to adhere to. Coded yachts operating outside the UK and employing crew to work onboard must now also be MLC compliant. The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) became mandatory for UK flagged commercial vessels, on international voyages from 2014 and details a strict set of rules for employing crew to ensure their welfare and safety.

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diYachting is a British company with over 15 years experience in the yachting industry. Since being founded by Matt & Lizzie Abbiss in 2001, we have evolved to become a management and charter company of luxury yachts from 60 to 80ft. After many years spent working as crew on yachts of this size, we understand that these mini super yachts require more time than most owners can spare. With experience sailing on and managing yachts from all the major shipyards, our team are perfectly placed to assist owners and offer a complete range of services, to cover all of your yacht’s needs.

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