Water Sports Regulations: What You Need to Know
As we head into the height of the summer yachting season, yacht owners and charterers are keen to hit the water – and what better way to do so than with a yacht’s fantastic selection of water toys?
The regulations surrounding water sports vary from country to country – with most focusing on PWC’s (personal water craft) such as Jet Skis – and it is important that all yacht guests and crew follow these rules. Here we look at the water sports regulations in some of the most popular yachting destinations in the Mediterranean and beyond.
Yacht charters in Croatia continue to grow in popularity due to the country’s array of historical towns and stunning beach-lined bays, however all yachts must be aware of the rules surrounding Jet Skis and other water toys.
The driver of any personal watercraft in Croatia must be 16 years of age or older and hold a valid PWC license. All PWC must have registration and insurance papers, and all users must wear a life jacket and be recorded on a user’s list. In additional, all tenders and Jet Skis must have a Croatian Permit. While there is no speed limit, all PWC must remain at least 300m from the shoreline, and water sports are not permitted within ports or national park areas.