The yacht master's guide to the UK flag

A quick-reference guide to UK regulations and procedures.


A Master's Guide to the UK Flag Large Yacht Edition 3 2017

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This guide mainly deals with issues specific to yachts, such as operations and manning standards, and what to do about them. It’s for:

  • managers
  • masters
  • officers
  • owners

of UK registered large commercial yachts, and covers the following:

  • manning qualifications (such as CECs, STCW watch rating, medical certificates and discharge books).
  • hours of work
  • crew agreements
  • official log books and their completion
  • GMDSS logs
  • health and safety (officials, committees and risk assessments).
  • medical stores and care
  • surveys, audits and ILO Inspections
  • continuous synopsis records
  • UK publications to be carried
  • training
Published 1 May 2014
Last updated 28 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated Masters guide to UK Flag - large yacht edition 3 - September 2017
  2. The Guide has been updated.
  3. First published.