Sail licence (Italy)

rich201283

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Hi im thinking of buying a boat in italy and going to sail it back.

One of the docs required to sail in italy is a sail licence (Is this an ICC) Also can anyone advise on what other docs would be needed?
 

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Hi,

There is a vey good web page on the subject www.seatizen.com Enter travel then destinations then Italy. Tells you all about the regs. Having said this I sail quite often in Italian waters and have never been asked to produce anything. Then again, I know others who have! An ICC is sufficient though and recognised by em. They do have a thing about insurance though and in particular you must have third party for a certain minimum amount and the certificate must be translated into Italian.

Hope this helps
 

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In Italy, you need to have a certificate of competence if the boat measures more than 10.5 metres (sail) or has over I can't remember how many hp if it's a mobo. You will need third-party insurance and some proof of ownership would be nice. Not that I have ever been asked for any of these.
Where in Italy are you thinking of buying?
 

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I think that it applies only to Italian boats and to boats of a certain size.

My boat is not registered there and I have never been asked for any documents. The third party insurance is mandatory (and sensible) and you <u>must</u> have an Italian translation of that section, showing the limit of cover (usually around half a million euros). Insurance companies issue them for the asking.

If the boat is registered under the Italian flag, then you would need to comply with all the Italian requirements.
 

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we sailed many many years in Italy and have been checked several times. I would not recommend to take a short cut. Regulations are changing regularly and are enforced. If you get checked and you do not have the proper papers, your boat will eventually be confiscated. I would not depend on the information given here in this conference, but would visit in Italy the "Guardia di Finanze" and would get the appropriate and currently correct information.


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Many years ago I used to work in Marine Insurance and one of my jobs was to print off and laminate the "3rd Party Liability Certificate Of Insurance" ( in Italian ) and then laminate it. When I asked "why laminate it" I was told that it had to be taped to the mast when in Italian waters.
 

PuffTheMagicDragon

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Me neither! Not even when we were still not in the EU. I was only ever asked for the crew list - most times just the number of persons on board by the operator of the marina. Never for anything else, so far, and we are there several times each year.
 
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