Personal watercraft and jet skis


​​​If you intend to sail a water scooter or use jet skis, you must hold a power boat license and observe the regulations for preventing collisions at sea.

The regulations apply to you as a user no matter whether you own or hire the water scooter/jet skis.

You must be at least 16 years old to acquire a power boat license.

More info about power boat licenses

Remember that all use of water scooters/jet skis must be in accordance with the current regulations for preventing collisions at sea.
The regulations for preventing collisions at sea are available here (in Danish).

300-metre zone

The use of water scooters and jet skis is permitted only at a distance of 300 metres from the coast, except for transportation to the 300-metre zone which must be perpendicular to the coast at a speed of maximum 5 knots.

It is prohibited to use water scooters/jet skis in nature reserves and local prohibition zones - for more information (in Danish) see the website of the Danish Environmental Protection Agency under the headline "On the sea".

Furthermore, it may be a good idea to have a talk with the local port office to learn whether there are special regulations on the use of water scooters in the area - for more information (in Danish) see the website of the Danish Port Pilot.

Buying or importing a water scooter

When you buy a water scooter in Denmark or import a water scooter from a country outside the EU, you must be aware of the requirement for CE marking. Water scooters constructed in an EU country after 1 January 2006 must be furnished with a CE mark.

Furthermore, water scooters that have been imported from a country outside the EU and that have been put into use or on the market for the first time in an EU country after 1 January 2066, must be CE marked.

It is especially the many requirements for the emissions from engines and noise that you should take a closer look at.