Revision of the Malta Commercial Yacht Code

By November 25, 2020 January 18th, 2021 No Comments


Revision of the Malta Commercial Yacht Code

On the 24 November 2020, the Merchant Shipping Directorate within Transport Malta issued Merchant Shipping Notice 164 with a view of updating the requirements of the existing Commercial Yacht Code (CYC) 2015 which is being replaced with CYC 2020.

The CYC 2020 will better serve the needs of the yachting industry as it aims to optimise the regulatory regime to the particular needs, demands and technologies of this market, in conformity with safety and international regulations and standards.

The new revised CYC 2020 is applicable to all commercial yachts and is effective as from the 1st January 2021.

Existing commercial yachts already certified in accordance to the CYC 2015, shall comply with the requirements of the CYC 2020 by not later than the yacht’s first periodical survey carried out after the 1st June 2021. The Directorate and the Code itself provide for special consideration to the phasing-in of new/optimised applicable requirements on existing yachts.

The CYC 2020 may be downloaded from the following link:

A synopsis of the main amendments to the Malta Commercial Yacht Code 2020 is also available for download from the following link:

For further information please contact Vassallo Associates on

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