The certification by the yacht classes is essential to work on the equipment. The classification of yachts answers to strict standards that are set to ensure the strength of the yacht’s hull, the correctness of the propulsion and steering, as well as the proper functioning of the additional equipment fitted on board the vessel. Each has its own rules for safety equipment such as fire extinguishers or life-saving equipment.

There are many rules for a yacht certification to be delivered which ensure safety, soundness of construction, as well as pollution protection equipment.

To maintain its “class” approval, the yacht is subject to inspections by representatives of the classification society. In general, an inspection is carried out every 5 years in order to renew the certificate.

The Péjout Marine Services team is authorised for the certification by the yacht classes:

Yacht Certification by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a classification company, with the mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment. The responsibility of the classification firm is to verify that marine vessels and offshore structures comply with Rules that the stucture has established for design, construction and periodic survey.

Classification ABS

Yacht Certification by RINA S.p.A.

RINA Services S.p.A. is the RINA Group company which provides ship classification activities, certification, testing and inspection (TIC Services). 

RINA Services operates independently and makes its experience and competency available through a wide range of services aimed at helping the industry and the community to improve their activities and quality of life.

Yacht Certification by Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas establishes and applies rules in relation to the design and construction of a ship, and assesses the structural strength of the ship as well as the reliability of the machinery on board during its life.

Yacht Certification by Lloyd's Register

Their yacht certification service gives you the confidence that your equipment is safe and reliable, always offers you reliability and safety, always working to reduce the time you may be without your equipment due to a breakdown.

Marine Industry Forwater 4W

The FORWATER range – A range of safety equipment, benefiting from more than 70 years of experience in the following areas
– Life safety
– Safety equipment and armament
– Mooring and tenders


A little more than fifty years ago, the workshop was created in Concarneau. Today the company employs over 300 people worldwide. Fifty years of ideas, innovation, experimentation for more comfort, durability, and safety for the users of the sea