For Chartering in the European Union
If you desire to charter a powerboat in the Mediterranean, we recommend obtaining a US Sailing International Proficiency Certificate© to simplify the charter process and operate a vessel in compliance with EU law.
In order to make it easier for cruising powerboaters from the U.S. to charter in the European Union (EU), US Sailing (US Powerboating's sailing counterpart) has created a simple certification program for cruising powerboaters seeking to charter powerboats in European Union waters.
The International Proficiency Certificate©, allows boaters who are US Powerboating certified through Inshore Powerboat Cruising to charter without a captain in EU waters.
The International Proficiency Certificate© works much like a driver’s license for a car. The certificate must be presented to a charter company to obtain a boat, and then carried aboard at all times while boating in EU waters. The certificate is good for five years from the date of issue.
In order to obtain an International Proficiency Certificate©, applicants must:
- Have a current membership with US Sailing
- Be US Powerboating certified through Inshore Powerboat Cruising**
- Apply via the downloadable form or the online form
***Please allow 7-10 business days for shipping/delivery on all IPC orders***
If you are submitting your form digitally please be sure to CHECK OUT ONLINE TO COMPLETE YOUR ORDER
For more information about US Sailing’s International Proficiency Certificate©, call US Sailing at 401-342-7900.
The following countries require a certificate:
The following countries may require a certificate for use within their territory.
Check with your charter company.
List of countries as of 1/3/2018
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