All pleasure vessels used in South Africa, excepting;
- Power driven vessels powered by motors of 15HP or less;
- Sailing vessels of less than 9m;
- Vessels propelled by human power alone;
Are required to be surveyed (inspected) annually and issued a Certificate of Fitness (COF) by either a SAMSA surveyor or a safety officer appointed by an Authorised Agency.
- All commercial vessels regardless of size or propulsion are required to be surveyed annually by a SAMSA officer or a SAMSA appointed small vessel surveyor and issued a Local General Safety Certificate (LGSC).
Find information on:
Guideline to the proper inspection of a small power driven vessel;
Where to find a SAMSA surveyor or Authorised Agency Safety Officer;
Survey of Passenger Vessels Operating on Inland Waters (Including Floating Restaurants and
SAMSA Checklists (By Category);