Italy – Drivers Licences


From July 2005 licence is required to drive: – PWCs, – any boat (Lh up to 24 m) when navigating over 6 miles of distance from the coast, apart from the engine power, – boats (Lh up to 24 m) with engines power over 30 kW (apart from distance from the coast). Two types of licence are issued: – within a limit of 12 miles from the coast, – without any distance limit. For pleasure vessels with Lh >24 m a special licence is required. Italian law deals with manning and professional titles for seafarers signed on charter yacht. Minimum age is required according to the following: – 18 years for boats over 10 m in length of the hull – 16 years for boats up to 10 m in length of the hull – 14 years for sail boats with sailing area larger than 4 sqm and for rowing boats when navigating over 1 mile from the coast


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