Originally Posted by Paulsellis
HI , thanks, I intend to teach on the yacht, and i see a demand for small wheel
steered, with 2:1 pupil/instructor ratio. 40ft is too large. I can't see how to edit my post though, cos only intended 1 head
(not heads). thanks Paul
Paul, I see you are in the UK, are you planning teaching in the UK? because the yacht will need to coded to MCA 280
(there may be an amendment to MCA 280 as well).
Having been through coding a boat its not something to take lightly and will cost £2000 plus for a yacht. You also need a stability certificate which will dictate the area you can operate and here is the catch, yachts below about 32ft are unlikely to qualify for area category 2 therefore can't cross the English Channel
Its over 5 years since I had to deal with this but believe a Bavaria
32 with a deep fin keel
would qualify whilst a shallow keel
may not. You must mention the need for coding with your surveyor
so he can advise the likely changes needed, some yachts will be more difficult than others.
I would start by printing off MCA 280 and spending a night reading carefully. Also worth reading this, Duncan Saunders is my surveyor
and a friend: