REG Yacht Codes are subject to periodic review to ensure they are aligned with new IMO Conventions, or amendments of the same, as well as modern technology and design. Following consultation with industry, the latest revision of the Large Yacht Code was released in November 2017 and came into force on 1st January 2019.

As per REG Code Part A Chapter 1.6 (2) the following standards are to be met by the first annual survey after 1st January 2019:

a) Section 13.5 Lifejackets
b) Section 13.14 Recovery of persons from the water
c) Section 13.16 Emergency training & drills
d) Section 14A.2(4)(i) Materials
e) Section 14A.9 Emergency training & drills
f) Section 14B.25 Emergency training & drills
g) Section 15A.7(4) CO2 fire extinguishing systems
h) Section 15A.8 Firefighter’s communications
i) Section 16.8 Availability of radio equipment
j) Section 18.3 Vessels of 300GT and over have LRIT fitted
k) Section 18.4 Vessels of 150GT and over have BNWAS fitted
l) Section 19.1 Nautical publication
m) Section 19.7 Portable atmosphere testing instruments
n) Chapter 22 Protection of personnel
o) Chapter 23A Vessels under 500GT, Safety Management
p) Chapter 24 Manning, certification and hours of work
q) Chapter 26 Operational readiness, maintenance and inspections
r) Chapter 27 Medical care and carriage of medical stores
s) Chapter 29 List of certificates to be issued
t) Chapter 30 Survey, certification and accident investigation
u) Chapter 31 International Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities
v) Existing sailing yachts may take advantage of the definition of a ‘Short Range Yacht’ in this version of the Code.

Find out a summary of all the requirements herebelow: