Passenger safety on small commercial high speed craft

A voluntary code of practice for owners, operators, managers, skippers and crew.

Rigid Inflatable Boat Safety

This voluntary code of practice provides skippers and managers with guidance on the safe operation of small commercial high speed craft such as Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), sports boats and other purpose built vessels engaged in carrying passengers on fast sightseeing trips, adventure trips and charters. It should be considered as a guide to good practice to ensure there is a balance struck between passenger enjoyment and ensuring their welfare.

We urge all those engaged in the operation of Small Commercial High Speed Craft to read and follow the following guidance and to constantly assess their own operations for an appropriate balance between fun and passenger safety.

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The RYA Safety Management Policy

Find out more about safety for the enjoyment of recreational boating at every level that it takes place.

Emily's Code

Read more about the simple code that highlights essential for safe boating.

Have a Plan

Find out how to be prepared; think ‘what if?’ and don’t ruin a good day out on the water with insufficient planning.