RINA Opens Superyacht Office in UK
Increasing legislative requirements that will affect Superyachts have prompted Italian class society RINA to open a new plan approval and technical office in the UK.
It will provide support for vessel designers, naval architects and builders to ensure compliance with new regulations including the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Passenger Yacht Code and the Maritime Labour Convention 2006m which for the first time extends to Superyacht.
The office, in Southampton, is staffed by two specialist yacht engineers.
RINA yachting business manager Paolo Moretti said : “Even during the crisis we have seen UK-based yacht builders growing. We see growing demand for advice, consultancy, pre-assessment and direct liaison over plan approval for Superyachts.”
Upon reading RINA’S press release, Daniel Taylor from Andrew Weir Yacht Management commented “ this is great news and we look forward to working with RINA in the not too distant future”