Guidance

LY3: the large commercial yacht code

The code of safe practice for large commercial yachts, and a list of the main changes from previous version LY2.

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LY3: the large commercial yacht code

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LY3: the main changes from LY2

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Detail

LY2 was updated, and the changes issued as LY3 took effect from 20 August 2013.

The changes reflect developments in the industry, and amendents to international conventions. They offer a way of meeting the conventions’ requirements that is better-suited to these kinds of vessel.

LY3 is for:

  • designers and builders preparing new designs
  • other flag states (such as those which fly the Red Ensign, and wish to apply the new code according to their own requirements and laws)

LY3 applies to yachts that:

  • are 24 metres and over in load line length
  • are in commercial use for sport or pleasure
  • don’t carry cargo
  • don’t carry more than 12 passengers

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