Intended Pleasure Vessel in temporary commercial use at sea on a single-voyage basis
DSM / IPV code
THE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR INTENDED PLEASURE VESSELS IN TEMPORARY COMMERCIAL USE AT SEA
A vessel intended for private use only, may be maintained in accordance with the IPV code (intended pleasure vessel code). It is normally the case that pleasure vessel are not permitted to engage in commercial activity, however there may be times the yacht delivery or the transporting of the yacht for drydocking work maybe done by commercial interests and this code may make an exception on a voyage by voyage basis.
A domestic safety management certificate can be issued to a yacht which is going to undertake a commercial passage. It can also be issued to a safety boat being used in the yacht race. Whilst the certificate lasts for five years and ensures that the vessel is safe, it also requires that the MCA be notified before each single passage is commenced.The vessel will have to prove that it complies with the IPV code by certificate or if it is less than 24m length, by self certification.