RRG Country: Finland

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  • Finland – Health & Safety/Exposure Levels

    Styrene Exposure Levels – 20 ppm inside in force.

  • Finland – Marinas and Harbours

    Voluntary Marina Standards in force.

  • Finland – Product Liability

    All EU states apply Directive 1999/44/EC

  • Finland – Safety Equipment

    National regulations regarding the use of life jackets. All leisure boats must be so equipped for everybody on board (1 May 1997) together with other basic safety equipment.

  • Finland – Operating Limits

    Local speed limits in force. Regional restrictions for PWC?s in force.

  • Finland – Environment

    Noise limits for outboard engines in force. Septic tanks compulsory for new boats with sea toilet from 1 July 2000.

  • Finland – Construction Standards and Certification

    All EU states and Norway apply Directive 1994/25/EC

  • Finland – Drivers Licences

    No compulsory licences. The driver of a registered boat (sailboat, motorboat or PWC) must be over 15 years old. r

  • Finland – Registration

    All boats that are 5,5 meter long or more or/and with an engine of 15 kw or more must be registered. All PWCs falling into this category must be registered too.

  • Finland – Taxation

    VAT at 24% on all new goods and services except utility boats > 10m in length, where no VAT applicable.