Superyacht classification society, Bureau Veritas (BV) has launched a full set of updated rules for superyachts and recreational craft.

The rules cover design approval, material and equipment certification and construction surveillance.

They cover both motor and sailing yachts and mono or multi hulls, built in composite, steel or aluminium. 

A key addition is a set of standards applicable to superyachts carrying more than 12 passengers which bridge the gap between international conventions applying to passenger ships and boatbuilding industry standards.

BV has also developed a specialised software package