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Tonnage Surveys

Guard Rail RYA Tonnage Measurers are able to carry out tonnage measurement for the purpose of Part 1 Registration with the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen. The RYA service is available to all craft of less than 24 metres in length, excluding fishing vessels. Most of the work undertaken is carried out within the United Kingdom, but it is possible to arrange for a survey to be carried out abroad, depending on the location. For vessels measured outside the UK - please contact the RYA Technical Department.

Fees

For craft measured within the UK:

  • Up to and including 15 metres overall length - Full measurement will cost £145.00
  • Over 15 metres overall length - Full measurement will cost £185.00

No VAT is chargeable for tonnage measurement.

In order to obtain this service, please contact the RYA Technical Department on 02380 604204/3 or scvcert@rya.org.uk requesting details on tonnage measurement stating the overall length (in metres) of your craft. You will then be advised of your nearest measurer with whom you can arrange a mutually convenient time and location for the tonnage survey to be carried out. You may be charged for travel and subsistence expenses by the tonnage measurer. No other RYA fees will apply. Upon completion of the survey, the tonnage measurer will return the completed form to the RYA for validation and then the RYA will forward it onto the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen.

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