As the small commercial craft market becomes increasingly competitive due to the downturn in the economic climate, the RYA has been looking to extend added value to its clients over the winter months and in to 2013.
Working with a number of partners over the past month, the RYA’s Technical Department is offering the following discounts and incentives to both existing and new coding clients.
In a new partnership with Landau UK, customers who transfer to the RYA as a Certifying Authority are able to receive a 10% discount on all coding work as well as an additional 10% on any of the equipment and coding services offered by Landau UK to bring their vessel up to the requirements of the Code.
In addition, the RYA, Landau UK and Premier Marinas are working together to extend this offer to any Premier Marina Berth holder who wishes to transfer to or enter the world of Commercial Vessels using the RYA as the Certifying Authority.
Landau UK, based in Swanwick Marina on the Hamble River, are specialists in fitting out of marine installations and retro fits of all marine equipment to vessels for both power and sail. Through their business over the last sixteen years they have become leaders at identifying the right safety equipment to meet their customers’ requirements whether it be for pleasure purposes, to generally increase their own vessels safety or to meet the requirements of the Small Commercial Vessel Code.
Within the Small Commercial Vessel codes there is a requirement for a training and instruction manual covering the life-saving equipment provided with the vessel as well as information on the best methods of survival.
In order to satisfy the majority of the requirements of this section of the Code, the RYA will be providing a free copy of its Sea Survival Handbook with every five year certificate issued by the Technical Department.
The Sea Survival Handbook, as written by Keith Cowell, has been described as a must read by some of the major yachting press and covers all of the basic techniques of sea survival as well as looking in depth at some of the equipment on board.
Owners of vessels would then need to add information which is unique to the vessel such as; location of liferafts, the type of lifejackets or details of emergency lighting.
The RYA is licenced by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to act as a Certifying Authority, assessing vessels against the Small Commercial Vessel codes of practice and issuing certificates where appropriate.
It uses RYA trained surveyors to carry out the vessel surveys who complete all of the appropriate paperwork and submit through to the RYA Technical Department.
The RYA provides a single up-front cost for its services with no hidden extras meaning that you can plan your business finances easily in advance.
To take advantage of these offers please get in touch with the RYA Technical Department or Landau UK who will be able to help you further with your enquiries.