Workboats and other commercial craft


Commercially endorsed RYA certificates are widely accepted within the MCA's codes of practice for small vessels in commercial use, and by local harbour authority bye laws.

RYA certificates are a nationally accepted standard and are used by charter angling boats, small passenger launches, thrill ride operators, harbour patrol launches, construction site safety boats and corporate charter vessels. In many areas they are accepted as equivalent to local boatmans licences.

Generally, there is an RYA qualification suitable for most workboats of up to 24 metres in length and carrying up to 12 passengers.