Regulations for pleasure craft

Advice about regulations applying to pleasure (sport or recreational) craft.


Information on the regulations applicable to pleasure vessels

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Pleasure vessels are generally considered those used for sport or recreational purposes only. The owner doesn’t gain financially from a pleasure vessel’s operation.

This advice covers:

  • safety equipment
  • life-saving equipment
  • fire protection
  • the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations
  • navigation
  • manning and crew agreements
  • pollution
Published 6 May 2014