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

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.

Portugal
Styrene Levels
May 1, 2005

No national regulation in force regarding this matter.

Portugal
Registration
May 1, 2005

National registration for all boats in force.

Portugal
Product Liability
May 1, 2005

EU Directive

Portugal
Operating Limits
May 1, 2005

Speed limits on certain harbour areas and on some reservoirs.

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
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.

Portugal
Drivers Licences
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.

Hungary
Drivers Licences
May 1, 2005

Inland Waterways: Minimum age 18, up to 20 meters. Sailing boats above 10 m2 and motorboats over 4 kW needs lthe icense "Certificate of competence for pleasure craft operations". Coastal Waterways and Open sea: Cat IV. up to 3 nm, Cat III. up to 12 nm, Cat II. up to 200 nm, Cat I. no limit. Upgrading to a higher category needs experience. Cat I-II needs ROC