On August 20, 2013, the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) came into force. It will impact owners’ ability to commercially charter their yachts and will change the way we build yachts. Devised to protect the unprotected crew, the MLC adds another burdensome layer of governance on yachting.
In anticipation of the new rules--and to help designers and builders prepare new designs in accordance with these rules--the MCA has made its new LY3 Large Commercial Yacht Code public. MCA representatives attended the Monaco Yacht Show in September and made themselves available for questions and clarifications.