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 Finland Product Liability

All EU states apply Directive 1999/44/EC

May 1, 2005 Finland Operating Limits

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

May 1, 2005 Finland Marinas and Harbours

Voluntary Marina Standards in force.

May 1, 2005 Finland Environment

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

May 1, 2005 Denmark Taxation

VAT 25% payable on the profit of second hand boats, when professionals are selling. VAT 25% is compulsory on all new products and commercial services. 1% tax fee is compulsory on all insurances of leisure boats.

May 1, 2005 Denmark Registration

Voluntarily over 5 BRT. Fee for this voluntary registration is DKK 6000.

May 1, 2005 Denmark Product Liability

New general ban was introduced, effective from March 2001, against import and sale of physical or chemical lead in conjunction with paints, fishing equipment and other maritime products as well as non-maritime. Boat keels are not included in the ban. The implementation of the ban is planned to be complete by the end of 2004.

May 1, 2005 Cyprus Styrene Levels

No national regulations in force.

May 1, 2005 Cyprus Safety Equipment

National regulations including SOLAS in force for vessels above registered tonnage 15 tons. Regulations for High Speed Craft less than 15 tons pending.

May 1, 2005 Ireland Environment

Holding tanks for craft on inland waterways.