2021 Republic of the Marshall Islands Yacht Code

25 May 2021

The updated 2021 Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Yacht Code is now available. This new edition of the Code now makes it more pragmatic than ever for modern and innovative owners and shipyards to choose the RMI as a building standard. “The RMI Maritime Administrator has a track record of innovation in the yacht sector,” said Marc Verburg, Fleet Operations Manager, Yachts. “We organized a Yacht Technical Working Group consisting of RMI Registry representatives, Classification Societies, yacht managers, naval architects, surveyors, maritime safety consultants, and aviation experts who together, revised the 2021 Code to encompass all the latest developments in the design, build, and operation of large and small yachts,” he continued. The 2021 Code incorporates all Yacht Code Supplements issued as amendments to the previous Code, as well as additional technical and safety updates. These include structural fire protection for yachts of less than 500 gross tonnage (GT) assigned with Category 2 notation, rescue boat requirements for yachts less than 500 GT,  alternative  standards for firefighting equipment for smaller sized yachts,  new requirements for modern design elements such as underwater glazing for observation lounges and glazed bulwarks, and an updated standard for Helicopter Landing Areas, among others.