Skipper certificate requirements

For rental of our boats no recreational craft skipper licence is required if the rules of voyage area are observed. Abstract from Maritime Safety Act: § 39. (5) A certificate of a skipper of a recreational craft is not required for the navigation of a water craft with a sail area of up to 25 m2 or engine power up to 25 kW if the water craft is navigated at sea during the day-time and in adequate visibility not further than 5 nautical miles from shore or on an inland water-body not further than 9 kilometers from shore. (6) A person under 15 years of age is not required to hold a certificate of a skipper of a recreational craft for the navigation of a water craft with a sail area of up to 20 m2 or engine power up to 10 kW if he or she navigates under the responsibility of his or her legal representative and if the water craft is navigated at sea during the day-time and in adequate visibility not further than 1 nautical mile from shore or on an inland water-body not further than 2 kilometers from shore. Notes: * 25 kW outboard motor is equal to 35 hp. ** 10 kW outboard motor is equal to 14 hp.