The BMA expands services to yacht owners
, 2022-10-06 16:38:34,
The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is pleased to announce that it has expanded its services to yacht owners through the appointment of a number of companies as Yacht Survey Organisations (YSOs) and Aviation Inspection Bodies (AIBs).
The new YSOs, who are authorised to undertake statutory certification and services for yachts of less than 500 gross tonnage in accordance with the applicable requirements of the Bahamas Yacht Codes, are Bahamas Central Ltd, Libero Hellenic Register and NautX Ltd.
The introduction of these additional YSOs demonstrates The BMA’s commitment to the yachting community. It is the only flag with a dedicated code for small charter yachts.
The BMA has long been an innovator in registry services and recognises that yacht design and technology has evolved significantly in recent years. To meet these changes it has developed specific technical and surveys requirements, tailored to small (12 to 24 metres), large (over 24 metres) and passenger yachts in charter (commercial) or private (non-commercial) use and for private yachts in restricted charter use.
Numbers of superyachts with aviation capabilities are increasing every year and, to ensure the safety and efficiency of these heliports, The BMA has appointed three new AIBs. Bahamas’ flagged yachts are required to operate regulatory compliant heliports in accordance with The BMA’s Yacht Code so access to the new AIBs for inspections will be a…
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