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I know you were not pissing me off...if you don't find what you want let me know, OK?
The boats they don't want to destroy, but instead want to see all stages of construction and will do visits when important structural stuff is made etc.
Its really a pain...during construction the project is controlled, so they make sure if you modify something its safe etc.
Then after the boat is in the water, they run tests, where one of them is to incline the boat up to 70ş and it has to self right (we were excused from this one), etc. Then they issue the DoC (doc of Conformity), mainly a document that says construction was made in conformity with EU regulations, then with this document, the Country of register will do the paper work and registration. Its also the port of register that sends the NAvy to see if all safety gear and equipment (vests, rafts, VHF DSC, EPIRB, etc. are all working and in order), then after 2 weeks...she's yours.