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Material fatigue

A yacht or a boat is made from many different materials.
Possible material fatigue has to be assessed by a marine surveyor, for each material individually.
Depending on the intensity of use, age and type of material, the risk of material fatigue varies.
Commercial crafts and large yachts are build to the rules of a classification society and get surveyed periodically to maintain there classification.
Sailing yachts or motor boats build under the EC small craft directive are not obliged to periodical inspections.
It is the owners responsibility to have his boat inspected by a yacht surveyor, preferably every 5 years.