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Passenger Yacht Code

As large commercial yachts grow in size, the 12 passenger limitation has become more perceptible and a number of Administrations, including the Malta Merchant Shipping Directorate, spurred on by encouragement from the yachting industry, have developed their own Passenger Yacht Code in order to tackle this industry demand.

In this regard, we have the pleasure to present you with the draft version of the Malta Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) 2020.

We are presenting the draft version of the PYC for consultation purposes and in this regards we would greatly appreciate your feedback and/or suggestions, preferably by the end of February 2021.

The PYC is specifically designed and intended for Passenger Yachts ≥ 500 GT, which carry more than 12 passengers up to 36 passengers, which carry not more than 200 persons, which do not carry cargo and which are engaged on international voyages.

Please feel free to forward this consultation to any interested parties you may deem necessary as we are seeking to have an industry wide feedback.

E-mails with feedback/suggestions may be sent to mershipmalta.tm@transport.gov.mt . 

Downloads: Passenger Yacht Code