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A yacht that is described on the Certificate of Registry as a private yacht, is 18 meters (m) or more in LOA, and has a Compliance Certificate allowing the yacht to be engaged in limited chartering for no more than 84 days per calendar year and which shall carry no more than 12 passengers, is considered a Private Yacht Limited Charter (PYLC).* This program is not available in areas where full commercial compliance is required for charter.

*It is the overriding responsibility of the owner / operator to ensure local regulations allow private charters. Please contact the Administrator for more information.

Documentation Requirements

  • Declaration of Private Use with Intent to Engage in Limited Charter (MI-127PYLC).
  • Application for Minimum Safe Manning Certificate – Yacht (MI-336Y).
  • A PYLC Compliance Certificate (PYLCCC) issued by an Appointed Representative (AR).
  • Copy of Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) Conformance Test Report for all PYLCs that are Category 0 or Category 1, and are 300 gross tons (GT) and over.

Survey Requirements

In addition to the private yacht survey requirements, all yachts, regardless of tonnage/age, seeking a PYLCCC must undergo a Compliance Verification by an AR.

The AR must also issue a Record of Safety Equipment and, where applicable, a Tender Statement of Compliance.

Complete information regarding Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) PYLC registration requirements can be found in Chapter VII, Section 2 of the MI-100. A complete fee schedule for RMI PYLCs can be found here.


Note: See MN-2-011-43, Registration of Tenders and Issuance of Tender Statements of Compliance and MN-2-011-54, Conducting Surveys and Issuing International Convention and National Certificates for Private Yachts Limited Charter for additional guidance.

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