Regulatory Reference Guide

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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

Ireland
Taxation
May 1, 2005

VAT at 21%.

Portugal
Design, Construction and Compliance Requirements of Boats and Components
May 1, 2005

Some of the authorities still impose older certificates e.g. tonnage. Homologation for radio telephones and radars.

Portugal
Boat Licensing and Skippers Certificates
May 1, 2005

6 categories of driving licenses: Carta de Principiante (Beginner's Card) permitting driving boats up to 5 m and 4.5 kW in daylight navigation up to 1 NM from the shore. Carta de Marinheiro (Sailor's Card) for ages of 14 to 16, permitting driving boats up to 5 m and 22.5 kW in daylight navigation up to 3 NM from the coast and 6 NM from a shelter. Carta de Marinheiro (Sailor's Card) for ages of 18 or more permitting driving boats up to 7 m and 45 kW in daylight navigation up to 3 NM from the coast and 6 NM from a shelter. Patrao Local (Local Skipper) permitting driving boats in navigation up to 5 NM from the coast and 10 NM from a shelter. Patrao de Costa (Coastal Skipper) permitting driving boats in navigation up to 25 NM from the coast. Patrao de Alto Mar (Deep Sea Skipper) permitting driving boats without navigation limits.

Portugal
Environment
May 1, 2005

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.

Finland
Marinas and Harbours
May 1, 2005

Voluntary Marina Standards in force.

Portugal
Marinas and Harbours
May 1, 2005

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

Portugal
Operating Limits
May 1, 2005

Speed limits on certain harbour areas and on some reservoirs.

Finland
Operating Limits
May 1, 2005

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

Finland
Product Liability
May 1, 2005

All EU states apply Directive 1999/44/EC

Portugal
Taxation
May 1, 2005

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.