Registering your yacht as a pleasure yacht rather than a commercial vessel can have a number of advantages, depending on your intended use of the yacht. Here are some reasons why registering your yacht as a pleasure yacht may be the right choice for you.
Pleasure yachts are subject to fewer regulations and requirements than commercial vessels, which can make them more cost-effective and easier to operate. For example, pleasure yachts do not require regular inspections or certification, and their crew members do not need to hold professional licenses or certifications.
Because pleasure yachts are subject to fewer regulations and requirements, they generally have lower operating costs than commercial vessels. This allows us to bake control of the maintenance, the manufacturer no longer imposes his maintenance program on the yacht, the shipowner is in charge.
Registering your yacht as a pleasure yacht can give you greater flexibility in how you use it. For example, you may be able to use the yacht for personal trips and occasional charters without having to meet the more stringent requirements of a commercial vessel.