Manning recreational craft


​The requirements for the master's competences increase with the craft's size. Small craft require less education and training, while large craft require more education and training.   

Recreational craft with a hull length below 15 metres

There are no requirements for formal competences for recreational craft below 15 metres unless they are covered by the regulations applicable to power boats.

You can find a definition of power boats under Power boat licence  

Recreational craft with a hull length between 15 and 24 metres

There must be a master and a mate holding certificates of competency on board recreational craft with a hull length between 15 and 24 metres.

The competence requirements are shown in this table:

Trade area Master Mate
Trade in the Baltic, in the North Sea east of 7 degrees eastern longitude as well as trade along the coasts of Greenland at a distance of no more than 30 nautical miles from the coast (the base line) Yacht master, 3rd class
Trade in the North Sea and the English Channel as well as on the British Isles, Ireland, Norway and the Faroe Islands Yacht master, 3rd classCertificate of competency in sailing for yachtsmen
Trade in all seas Yacht master, 1st class Yacht master, 3rd class​​​​



If the recreational craft has a hull length above 15 metres and the engine output is above 100 kW, there must be one person on board holding a certificate of competency in motor operation for recreational craft.

There must be two persons on board holding a certificate of competency in motor operation for recreational craft for operating the propulsion machinery in connection with trade outside the Baltic and the North Sea east of 7 degrees eastern longitude.

The Danish Maritime Authority determines the engine manning for other recreational craft with a hull length of or above 15 metres with propulsion machinery of or above 100 kW.

Recreational craft with a hull length of or above 24 metres

We determine the manning for recreational craft with a length of or above 24 metres. This is done when you have, as the owner, forwarded an application to us.

Apply for a safe manning document with or without a login

If you log in when applying, you will have a possibility of saving your application during the process and retrieve it later.
Log in and apply for a safe manning document (in danish)

Case file (saved forms that have not been submitted) (in danish)

You can also choose to apply without logging in. Then you must complete the application procedure at once and cannot retrieve the application later.
Apply for a safe manning document (in danish)

Regulations

Consolidated act on the safe manning of ships

 CONTACT

Søfartsstyrelsen
Maritim Regulering og Besætning (MRB), Disabled jf. TASK0118431 - SFS postkasse Center for Maritim Regulering
+45 72 19 60 00