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.

Please note: Currently, due to our recent website transition, the RRG is can not be edited by our members. MIAs will be informed as soon as it is possible to make updates. Before then, if you would like to update your country’s section, you can email your changes to

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

Updated date Country Criteria
June 26, 2007 Denmark Safety Equipment

Lifejackets must be stored onboard all vessels in sufficient numbers for all persons onboard. Not compulsory to wear a life jacket. National regulations of safety equipment on charterboats are in force.

June 26, 2007 Denmark Operating Limits

Special navigation instructions for the Oresund region.

June 14, 2007 Norway Operating Limits

New alcohol consumption limit onboard (0,8 per thousand) in force. Several organizations are arguing for a reduction to either 0.5 or 0.2. Work on possible speed limit under consideration.

June 14, 2007 Norway Environment

Ban on pumping out holding tank waste within 300m from the shoreline in force. Several possible new regulations including recycle of used boats, spill from marinas and boat building.

April 24, 2007 Construction Standards and Certification

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June 8, 2006 Denmark Drivers Licences

Compulsory licence for planing powerboats covering users above 16 years and boats with engines above 18 kW/25 HP and for all boats with a length above 15 m. Voluntary for users of other boats, and the sailboat certificate is approved to powerboats. For all boats where license is compulsory plus for PWC : prohibition against steering or otherwise working aboard with a blood alcohol level above 0.50 0/00.

June 8, 2006 Denmark Marinas and Harbours

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

January 10, 2006 Hungary Safety Equipment

National regulations for equipment to be carried in force. All boats must be equipped with safety equipments depending on their length.

October 31, 2005 Norway Product Liability

National regulations under consideration, to be harmonised with EU Directive.