NR500 Rules for the classification and the certification of yachts

These Rules are applicable to ships intended for pleasure cruising, engaged or not engaged in commercial sailing, and with a length not exceeding 100 m. They provide detail on the requirements for the assignment and the maintenance of sailing ships and motor vessels, monohull type or catamaran type built in steel, aluminum, composite materials or wood.

Unless otherwise specified, these Rules apply to units for which the date of contract for construction is on or after June 1st, 2021. Bureau Veritas Rules for the classification and the certification of yachts consist of the following documents:

Reference Title Edition

NR500 DT R02

Rules for the classification and the certification of yachts

June 2021

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check related documents:
  • NR467 Rules for the classification of steel ships
  • NR600 Hull structure and arrangements for the classification of cargo ships less than 65 m and non cargo ships less than 90 m
  • NR546 Hull in composite materials and plywood, material approval, design principles, construction and survey
  • NR561 Hull in aluminium alloys, design principles, construction and survey
  • NR216 Rules on materials and welding for the classification of marine units

Check other Bureau Veritas rules and guidelines.