The Merchant Shipping Regulations apply to all vessels under the UK flag and vessels in UK waters or operating from UK ports, including recreational boats and boaters. Learn more about what this means for you.
The Merchant Shipping Regulations apply to all vessels under the UK flag and vessels in UK waters or operating from UK ports.
Whether your boat is in private use or commercial use, it is important to be aware which Authority presides over the waterway you are on, to ensure that you are complying with the correct regulations.
Should your boat be commercially coded? A brief overview.
Make sure you are buying the correct fuel, at the correct price, supported by the correct paperwork.
Information for RYA members detailing the legal restrictions on carrying and storing petrol and diesel in the UK.
Guidance for RYA members on the carrying of sailing knives.
Make sure you are properly equipped before going on the water.
The RYA RCR and RCD Guide for Boats available to RYA members.
A concern to boaters for many years and it has been on the RYA’s agenda for just as long.
Guidance issued by the International Maritime Organization.
Guidance for RYA members towing boats, or roofracking dinghies, masts or other boat equipment.
The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) promotes a new approach to water management through river basin planning.