The REG-Yacht Code, surveyor training and seafarers’ welfare arrangements were all on the agenda as Adam Jackson, Head of Large Yacht Services at the UK Ship Register, spoke to Superyacht technical professionals at The World Wide Yachting Association technical committee (MYBA) this week.
MYBA members attended the session in Nice which included practical guidance on manning requirements, stability approval and audits as well as the future of innovation in the industry.
Technical expert Adam also discussed how the UK Ship Register, part of the Maritime Coastguard Agency, will continue to play a pivotal role in the development of solutions for Large Yachts.
“It’s important we engage with industry professionals and work alongside them so we can continue to meet the needs of the fast-evolving Superyacht industry. As well as offering expert technical advice and guidance we’re developing registration services and seafarer training too. We’re also committed to the human element of crew welfare; we believe we have a responsibility to the crew on these yachts as well as to industry and to the owners themselves.
“We recognise the impact that collaborative working with organisations such as MYBA and its members can have, and is already having, on improving standards across the industry.”
Large Yacht Services has a team of dedicated surveyors and customer support staff offering a tailored, responsive and specialised service to Large Yacht customers.