Regulatory Reference Guide

MONITORING SITE FOR THE REGULATORY REFERENCE GUIDE

Welcome to the online Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG). It offers you the opportunity to search, sort and consult the rules impacting the recreational marine. The ICOMIA Secretariat invites all MIAs to check and update their sections frequently. We are sure that you will appreciate this very informative tool.

To browse the RRG, select a country and/or criteria from the dropdown menus

United Kingdom
Boat Licensing and Skippers Certificates
October 30, 2015

No national compulsory licensing scheme. Certain controlling authorities demand a certificate of competence as a condition of permit to launch

United Kingdom
Design, Construction and Compliance Requirements of Boats and Components
October 30, 2015

RCD principle requirement transposed as Recreational Craft Regulations 2004. 1. Boat Safety Scheme examination in force on inland waterways after 4 years use. 2. MCA Small Commercial Vessel Code (<24m) for charter boats and workboats. 3. Yachts which are 24 metres and over in load line length, are in commercial use for sport or pleasure, do not carry cargo and do not carry more than 12 passengers. Large Yacht Code 3rd edition (LY3)4. Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) for pleasure yachts of any size, in private use or engaged in trade, which carry more than 12 but not more than 36 passengers 5. All craft are subject to the Merchant Shipping regulations (Merchant Shipping Act 2005)

Poland
Taxation
October 30, 2015

VAT 23% is compulsory on all new products and commercial services. Short-term rental of a yacht is subject to VAT in the country where the means of transport at the time of acquisition of real control by the user.

Poland
Registration
October 30, 2015

There is no duty to registration inland sailboats length up to 12 m or inland motorboats with engine power of 15 kW and the units powered solely by human muscle used exclusively for sport or recreation. Vessels exempted from registration may be registered at the request of the owner.

Poland
Styrene Levels
October 30, 2015

Short and long TWA exposure levels: 200 mg/m3 and 50 mg/m3

Poland
Safety Equipment
October 30, 2015

Life jackets must be kept on board all ships in sufficient numbers for all persons on board. In addition, the obligation to have lifebuoys and appropriate fire extinguishers in the number specified depending on its size, purpose , power, propulsion machinery and equipment posing a fire hazard.

Poland
Product Liability
October 30, 2015

All EU states apply Directive 1999/44/ECAll EU states apply Directive 1999/44/EC

Poland
Operating Limits
October 30, 2015

Local speed limits in force.

Poland
Marinas and Harbours
October 30, 2015

All marinas, private or public, are obliged to provide collection facility, acc. to ISO standard for holding tanks ref. to the Baltic Convention.

Poland
Environment
October 30, 2015

Noise limits for outboard accordance with EU directive 2003/44/EC on noise and exhaust emission limits is in force. Ban of using seatoilets within 12 mm according the Baltic Convention.