Table of contents of a yacht owners manual

Below we give an example of the contents of a yacht operation manual. When you are using Microsoft Word for compiling the owners manual, we recommend to make use of the standard headers for the layout. By using this headers, you can let Microsoft Word automatically generate the table of contents.

Introduction

General information and craft data

  • Manufacturer
  • Main dimensions
  • Tank capacities
  • Engine data
  • Electrical data (general information)
  • Class approval and statutory requirements
  • Hull construction
  • General arrangements
  • Tank layout
  • Engine room lay-out

Installations

  • Engine
  • Propulsion system
  • Generator
  • Fuel system
  • Cooling and exhaust systems
  • Fresh water system
  • Grey water system
  • Toilet system (black water)
  • Sea water systems
  • Location of through-hull fittings, seacocks and valves
  • Electrical installations (only general information, details to be submitted by electrician)
  • Ventilation system
  • Heating system
  • Air-conditioning system
  • Bilge pumping system
  • Steering system
  • Hydraulic system
  • Bow thruster
  • Deck and anchor wash system
  • Navigation equipment (only general information, details to be submitted by electrician)
  • Communication equipment (only general information, details to be submitted by electrician)

Deck equipment

  • Winches
  • Anchoring arrangement
  • Navigation lights
  • Swim ladder
  • Fenders
  • Mooring lines
  • Dinghy storage

Safety recommendations

  • Risk of flooding and stability
  • Mooring and Towing
  • Firefighting system
  • Liferafts
  • Man overboard prevention and means of reboarding
  • First aid kit

Maintenance

  • Lifting of the boat
  • Winter storage
  • Painting

Joining manuals (overview)

Annexes:

  • Electrical schedules

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