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

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Updated date Country Criteria
July 25, 2013 Turkey Operating Limits

No PWC or pleasure craft is allowed to enter swimming areas,coasts of hotels, holiday villages or similar up to 200 mt.Speed at 200-300 mt from coat is 10 knots. Harbour masters are entitled to set up speed regulations. Bosporus Strait 10 knots, Canakkale Strait 15 knots.

July 25, 2013 Turkey Marinas and Harbours

Law# 2634 ( by Ministry of Culture and Tourism) regulates rules to build and operation of Marinas. Even private sector is encouraged to built new Marinas, permissions from more than ten authorities may take up to 5 years.

July 25, 2013 Turkey Environment

Sewage disposal forbidden in marinas and harbours. After Dec,31 2011 The new regulations of rules on exhaust and sound emissions will be strictly applied, especialy on special rare locations to protect the Caretta Caretta. In southwest Aegean coast (Gocek, Marmaris,Bodrum, .... ) new sewage disposal rules apply. Diving is forbidden in quite a number of locations with antique cities.

July 25, 2013 Turkey Drivers Licences

\"Certificate of Competence for operators of Pleasure Craft\" licence is required for all private pleasure boats.\" Certificate of Competence for SHORT RANGE Radio operators\" SRC is also compulsory if you carry a VHF .

July 25, 2013 Turkey Construction Standards and Certification

For Boats built and components manufactured after May 31, 2005, Recreational Craft Directive 94/25/EC is in force. For commercial boats National regulations are applied. Any recreational craft registered before May 31 2005 is exempted from this directive. Ammendment 2003/44/EC will be in force starting from Jan ,2009 2\'Stroke engines are not aloud to import and sales anymore after Dec,31 2011.

July 24, 2013 Canada Safety Equipment

New Carriage Requirements for Small Vessel Safety Equipment went into effect April 1, 1999. For complete details visit the transport Canada web site at:

July 18, 2013 New Zealand Registration

Registration for charter or commercial boats only. Voluntary registration for pleasure boats.

July 18, 2013 New Zealand Product Liability

National regulations in force.

July 18, 2013 New Zealand Operating Limits

Local and national regulations in force e.g. Speed limit of 5 knots within 200 metres of shore or 50 metres of another vessel, age of 15 years in order to drive a power boat capable of 10 knots+

July 18, 2013 New Zealand Marinas and Harbours

All new marinas and extensions to existing marinas require environmental assessment from local Government.