Department for Transport

Large Yacht Services

What we do

Ensign will:

  1. Survey any vessel for which the MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code is relevant and issue a certificate on satisfactory completion of survey.
  2. Provide a service to owners, builders and designers for the examination of, and comment upon, any vessel projects for compliance with the Code.

Ensign offers:

  1. A dedicated team of surveyors and support staff widely experienced in the application of the MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code.
  2. A customer friendly, efficient service to all sectors of the large yacht industry.
  3. Unrivalled experience in application and interpretation of the Code.
  4. A service to owners, builders and designers, regardless of where the vessel is registered.
  5. Because the MCA introduced the Code it can interpret it safely and accurately.

Click here for Advice Notes on Large Yacht Surveys

Survey Documents


Guidance information

Application for Survey - Large Yacht


Large Yacht Code - LY2

Yacht information Sheet - Existing

Large Yacht Code - LY3

Yacht Information Sheet - Newbuild

MLC 2006

Division of responsibilities LY2


Yacht Master’s Guide to the UK Flag

Division of responsibilities LY3

Passenger Yacht Code

Exemption Application Form

Yacht Management

Drawing List



Carbon Fibre Masts and Spars


Contact Us:


Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Compass House

Tyne Dock

South Shields

Tyne & Wear, NE34 9PY

Tel:  +44 (0) 191 4969917

Fax: +44 (0) 191 4969923


Revised 10/04/2014