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
May 1, 2005 Spain Styrene Levels

30 ppm inside and outside the factory in force.

May 1, 2005 Spain Product Liability

EU Directive

May 1, 2005 Portugal Taxation

VAT at 19% for all types of boats. Annual users tax depending on GRT and propulsion power. Light and beacon tax according to navigation areas.

May 1, 2005 Portugal Styrene Levels

No national regulation in force regarding this matter.

May 1, 2005 Portugal Safety Equipment

Depending on navigational zones.

May 1, 2005 Portugal Registration

National registration for all boats in force.

May 1, 2005 Portugal Product Liability

EU Directive

May 1, 2005 Portugal Operating Limits

Speed limits on certain harbour areas and on some reservoirs.

May 1, 2005 Portugal Marinas and Harbours

Shortage of facilities. Government is supporting the construction of marinas and recreational ports. These facilities require environmental assessment according to number of berths.

May 1, 2005 Portugal Environment

Propulsion power limit of 110 kW and 6 m height on dam reservoirs. This was reported to the EC Commission as a non notified technical regulation. Rule planning of certain reservoirs do not permit the navigation of cabin crafts and boats with 2-stroke engines. Environmentalists are supporting these restrictions.