International Yacht Bureau announces the first commercial certification of a Westship 140

International Yacht Bureau (IYB) recently finalized the commercial certification of the Marshall Islands‐flagged motor yacht Monaliza, a 140’ Westship Yacht. This internationally recognized approval for safety and pollution prevention allows the yacht to operate as a commercially‐registered yacht. She is the first Westship Yacht to achieve this status worldwide.

The series of intensive plan reviews, hull and machinery examinations, safety and lifesaving equipment inspections, and crew skills’ demonstrations were completed over several months under the supervision of surveyors from IYB. Monaliza is commanded by Capt. Scot Rosburg. Naval architecture services, including testing and documentation for the stability information book, were provided by Murray & Associates of Fort Lauderdale.

International Yacht Bureau is an organization dedicated to the safety, environmental protection, and security activities of private and commercial yachts. With its appointment, International Yacht Bureau provides statutory certification services through plan review, inspection, audit, and survey. It is authorized to issue certificates verifying compliance with the applicable international standards. IYB has an established network of professional surveyors at the world’s main yachting centers.

Murray & Associates is a full service naval architecture and marine engineering firm. Murray and Associates’ services include consulting and new design services for both yachts as well as commercial shipping clients; our expert team of degreed and licensed professional engineers have completed over 600 projects on yachts ranging from 8‐meters to over 100‐meters in length. The Monaliza project marked the approval of Murray and Associates 61st stability information booklet.



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