The MCA coding guidance list will provide you with the information you will need regarding safety equipment for a vessel coding. The list is tailored by vessel type and coding category to make it specific to your requirements. You can also indicate the equipment you do or do not need to purchase.
Your boat must be coded if:
- You operate a boat for skippered or bareboat use, usually for commercial gain.
- You take people afloat who pay more than a reasonable contribution towards the trip.
- You operate a workboat.