SCV – a guide
Small Commercial Vessel (SCV) Coding is a legal requirement for a vessel of up to 24m (80′) in length wishing to operate commercially. This allows the vessel to carry up to 12 passengers, or for any operations with financial gain to the owner. The SCV Code is upheld by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and is for British flagged vessels only.
Why code your vessel?
These are some of the reason for ‘coding’ your boat.
You may reclaim duty on all items for the boat intended for commercial use, for example:
Whether your vessel is new or pre-owned for the SCV coding we can organise everything from the paperwork to attending with the surveyor and completing the coding. All work is carried out by skilled craftsmen. This will include:
Choosing the correct category of SCV Code
Currently there are 6 areas of operation available to owners from Cat 6 (local in daylight) to Cat 0 (worldwide) . We offer our service for owners wishing to operate from local – up to 3 miles to Cat 2 –up to 60 miles from a safe haven. The next step is to call or email us on the form below to discuss your individual requirements.