Red Ensign Group


Red Ensign Group Yacht Code

Industry Stakeholder Engagement Exercise


Start:     11th September 2017

End:       13th October 2017


Over the last year the REG has been working alongside industry to develop the new REG Yacht Code.  This New Code consists of two parts;  Part A, being an update to the existing Large Yacht Code (LY3), and Part B being an update to the Passenger Yacht.  Although combined into a single new Code, the two parts are still separate entities. Where there are commonalities between the two new Parts, a collection of common annexes has been produced to be applicable to both Parts A and B.


The Scope of Parts A and B of the new code have not been changed as follows:


- Part A being applicable to yachts which are 24 metres and over in load line length, are in commercial use for sport or pleasure, do not carry cargo and do not carry more than 12 passengers


- Part B applicable to pleasure yachts of any size, in private use or engaged in trade, which carry more than 12 but not more than 36 passengers and which do not carry cargo


The draft new Code consisting of Part A, Part B and the Common Annexes were developed alongside the industry over the course of this year, and the proposed text is now ready for the Industry Stakeholder Engagement Exercise, where we request final feedback before publishing the new Code.


The Parts A and B have 'track changes' shown as new text in underlined and deleted text struck through. Where a section has moved location, this has not been shown as deleted or new to allow for re-structuring of the code without excessive track changes.  The Common Annexes are not shown with track changes due to the extensive or complete re-writes of the content.  The Change Table document also highlights the changes made to aid in the review of the documents.


Please channel all comments as completed 'Industry Stakeholder Engagement Exercise Feedback Forms' through


Following the closing date of the Industry Stakeholder Engagement Exercise, the REG will prepare the final draft of the new Code chapter of the PYC in readiness for publication at The Superyacht Forum in Amsterdam on 13th - 16th November 2017.


Documents (available 8 September 2017):



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