For the purpose of the SVCP , a small non-pleasure vessel is any vessel that:
- measures 0-15 gross tons. Follow this link for a definition of a gross ton. (you can follow this link to use Form 4A or follow this link to use Form 4B to determine the tonnage of your vessel)
- carries 0-12 passengers (see below for a link to the definition of a passenger), and
- is not a pleasure craft used solely for recreational purposes
This includes, but not limited to:
- Passenger vessels
- Government vessels
- Commercial vessels
The SVCP does not currently enrol fishing vessels engaged in commercial fishing activities, or human-powered vessels.
Follow this link to determine the gross tonnage of your vessel
Follow this link for a definition on what defines a passenger.
Follow this link for a definition on what is a fishing vessel.