Nicholas George Associates
Yacht & Small Craft Surveyors, Marine Consultants & Naval Architects, British Registry Consultants, Maritime & Coastguard Agency Coding Surveyors, IMCA Auditors, Training Centre
Commercial vessel coding:
Small vessels operating commercially under the British Flag or in British waters are required to comply with either the Merchant Shipping Regulations or the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) Code of Practice. The MCA Small Commercial Vessel Code of Practice applies to all boats under 24 metres in length that are in commercial use, carrying cargo and/or up to 12 passengers.
On behalf of the MCA we are authorised to carry out the required surveys and stability assessments under the relevant code of practice. The procedure is relatively straightforward and the certification documentation should be with you a short time after a satisfactory survey report.
Should you wish to discuss coding your vessel prior to commitment then please do not hesitate to contact us either by telephone or by e-
If your vessel is already coded with the YDSA we can also carry out the annual, mid term and renewal inspections as and when required. If your vessel is coded by a party other than the YDSA we will be unable to attend, however it is a very simple matter to transfer to the YDSA and, in most cases, financially beneficial.
Damage and valuation surveys:
For owners, finance houses, marine loss adjusters and insurance companies.
International Marine Constructor's Association (IMCA):
We are registered with the IMCA to provide vessel audits and surveys in accordance with the Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID)
Services for the operation of small commercial vessels under 24 metres in length
Nicholas George Associates, Whitehaven Marina, Bulwark Quay, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7HS. E-