Large Yacht Code
The San Marino Large Yacht Safety Code applies to motor or sailing yachts equal to or above 24 metres in load line length, which at the time of registration are engaged in navigation, do not carry more than 12 passengers, and do not carry any cargo. The Code applies to both monohull and multihull yachts. Excluded are vessels to which either the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft or the Code of Safety for Dynamically Supported Craft is applicable. Motor yachts provided with sailing rigs for which they are categorized as a sailing yacht, must refer to the sections of the Code specific to sailing yachts. Sail-assisted motor yachts with a significant sailing rig may also refer to the sections in the code relating to sailing yachts. The Code is effective from 1st January 2021. As per Art. 77 of Law n.120 of 2 August 2019 (transitory dispositions), pleasure yachts registered with San Marino before the entry into force of the Code, shall refer to existing legislation until the new regulations are applicable.
The San Marino Maritime Navigation authority (SM MNA) is signatory to the major shipping international conventions applicable to pleasure yachts engaged in trade, including:
i. The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
ii. The International Load Line Convention, 1966, as amended.
iii. The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as amended. iv. The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended.
Protocol n. SMPL – 2021-TEC-008