Power boat license

​​​​​​Do you have a power boat, or do you intend to buy one? In many cases, you are required to have a power boat license to sail a motor-driven boat and with a power boat license you will be prepared to attend to safety and navigate correctly.

The power boat license ensures that the operator of the boat has basic knowledge about navigation and the functioning, design and equipment of the boat.

Here you can attend teaching

You can take the test many places around the country. You can for example attend teaching in sailing clubs or through the adult education associations AOF, LOF and FOF. So contact a course provider in your local area and register for the teaching offered.

You acquire the power boat license by completing a test. At the test, you are inter alia required to demonstrate knowle​dge about the regulations for preventing collisions at sea, the general use of knots and bends, safety equipment and life-saving appliances. All of which is useful knowledge when you are to sail a power boat safely and attend to safety in an optimum manner.

Persons attending a power boat license test must by 16 years or older.

Read more about the contents of the test for a power boat license (in Danish)

Lost certificate

If you have lost your power boat license or your certificate of competency for yachtsmen, you can order a new certificate here.

Are you in doubt whether you need a power boat license?

Insert information about the boat's length and power output in the form and see whether you are required to have a power boat license for your boat. Remember to choose whether the units used are feet/metres or HK/kW.

NB. At the moment, the form does not work in Chrome, so please use another browser.

Please observe that, if the boat is longer than 15 metres, the requirement will be for at least a certificate as a yacht master, 3rd class.

If your boat is planing, you must hold a power boat license if the power output is above 19 kW.​​​

Power boat license

Power boat limit

In feet in metres
In horsepower In Kw


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