A yacht that is described on the Certificate of Registry as a private yacht, is 18 m or more in length and less than 500 GT, 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 that local regulations allow private charters. Please contact the Administrator for more information.
MI-127PYLC, Declaration of Private Use with Intent to Engage in Limited Charter.
MI-336Y, Application for Minimum Safe Manning Certificate – Yacht.
A PYLC Compliance Certificate (PYLCCC) issued by an 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 GT and over.
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 RMI PYLC registration requirements can be found in Chapter VII, Section 2 of the MI-100, Vessel Registration and Mortgage Recording Procedures. 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.