Part 1

registration

Find out more about Part 1 Registration below; what it is, what the benefits are, where we can undertake tonnage surveys, what documentation you will need, how much it costs and how often re-registration is required.

Allcraft Marine Surveys are authorised by the YDSA to undertake Surveys for Tonnage and Measurement for Part 1 Registration for the Register of UK Ships.

What is Part 1 Registration?
The UK Ship Register
You need to register your boat with the UK Ship Register to use it at sea.

Part 1 registration - commercial or pleasure boats
You can use Part 1 of the register if you have either:
a commercial boat, unless you plan to use it for fishing or
a ‘pleasure vessel’ - this means you do not make any money from it

Registering your boat on Part 1 of the register means you’ll be able to:
get a marine mortgage against your boat
spend more than 6 months outside the UK
What are the benefits of Part 1 Registration?
Evidence you own the boat
Shows your boat’s nationality
Use the boat as security for a marine mortgage
Entitles you to protection from the Royal Navy and the services of British Consuls
Provides internationally accepted documentation to ease passage to foreign ports
Can enhance the re-sale of your vessel
Provides evidence of date of build for the EU Recreational Craft Directive (RCD)
Ensures that your boat’s name is unique on Part 1
Where do we undertake Surveys for Tonnage and Measurement?
What will you need to provide to apply for Part 1 Registration?
How much does Part 1 Registration cost?
FOR THE UK REGISTRY
Vessel measured within UK
(Fees are outside the scope of VAT)
Under 15m overall £200.00
Over 15m and under 24m Load Line Length £250.00

Vessel measured outside UK
(Fees are outside the scope of VAT)
Under 15m overall £250.00
Over 15m and under 24m Load Line Length £300.00

FOR OTHER REGISTRIES Vessel measurement (Fees are outside the scope of VAT)
Up to 24m Load Line Length £300.00

CHANGE OF DETAILS
(Fees are outside the scope of VAT)
Change of Details (e.g. engine change) £100.00
How often do you need to apply for Part 1 Registration?
Part 1 Registration requires re-registration every 5 years but does not require a further Survey for Tonnage and Measurement. This is dealt with directly between you and the Registry. A new Certificate of Survey for Tonnage and Measurement will be required if there are changes to your vessel (for example, an engine change).