The initial enquiry from the Client for a tonnage survey on his Macwester 26 was received on 10th April. The survey was carried out three days later. By 16th April the application had been scrutinised & approved by IIMS and the certificate supplied to the Client. Everyone concerned deserves a gin & tonic for the quick turn-around of this application!
Tonnage Surveys are required if a boat is to be registered under Part 1 of the British Registry of Shipping. The owner of the boat must be British and they must sign a Declaration of Eligibility and submit an application form along with proof of ownership.
The calculated tonnage figure bears no relation to the vessels’s actual weight, but is a volume calculation based on the length times breadth times depth. The vessel may be in or out of the water whilst the survey is being carried out. Click on this link to find more information on the Tonnage Survey process.