Construction standards

High standards of construction is what sets the UK boatbuilding industry apart as one of the best in the world.

At Seafish, we have our own set of construction standards which have been developed in close consultation with the MCA, boatbuilders, and fishing industry representatives.

These standards provide a benchmark for the level of construction to which a new vessel should be built in order to gain UK registration as a commercial fishing vessel.

Amendments to the standards are issued as Seafish Information Notes, which can be found underneath the relevant standards.

Vessels below 15m

Below are the Construction Standards for new fishing vessels less than 15m length overall (Sept 2012 Edition).

Introduction
Part 1 - General requirements
Part 2 - Drawings, markings and trials
Part 3 - Hull integrity and arrangement
Part 4 - Steel and aluminium construction
Part 5 - Welding
Part 6 - GRP construction
Part 7 - Wood construction
Part 8 - Machinery installations
Part 9 - Pumping and piping systems
Part 10 - Electrical installations
Part 11 - Outfit and structural fire protection
Important Changes


Construction Standards Calculators (Microsoft Excel required).

Seafish Information Notes

SFINs 1-8 have been superseded by the Sept 2012 edition of the Construction Standards.

SFIN 10 - Re-boarding ladders
SFIN 11 - Freeing ports
SFIN12 - Hatch drains
SFIN13 - Carbon monoxide detection
SFIN14 - Petrol Tanks
SFIN 15 - Use of scantling tables
SFIN 16 - Deck equipment emergency stops
SFIN 17- Carbon monoxide detection 

Vessels from 15m to 24m

Below are the Construction Standards for new fishing vessels 15m length overall to 24m registered length.

Introduction
Part 1 - General requirements
Part 2 - Drawings, markings and trials
Part 3 - Watertight and weathertight integrity
Part 4 - Steel and aluminium construction
Part 5 - Welding
Part 6 - Machinery Installations
Part 7 - Pumping and piping systems
Part 8 - Electrical installations
Part 9 - Outfit and structural fire protection
Part 10 - Stability and statutory requirements
 

Construction Standards Calculators (Microsoft Excel required).