Boating in Spain - Requirements? Help Please!!!
I'm not sure if I've posted this in the right forum, but if not, please direct me to the correct one.
I'm planning on taking my 4.7m inflatable boat with 40hp outboard motor to the Costa Brava in Spain. It's something we've done many times in the past, but somebody mentioned to me recently that I risk having the boat confiscated as I don't have the ICC certificate.
I've looked on various web sites and some seem to say that it's preferable to have the ICC and others say that it's legally required.
I've been boating for 10 years or so and did go on a days course on Windermere around that time but I haven't taken any courses or since then. I'm pretty confident in my abilities and am always very aware of our safety and others safety but also don't want to be doing anything illegal. As ignorance isn't a valid defense I thought I'd better look into this and if required resolve it before I go again in the summer.
Any pointers or definite information would be greatly appreciated. The missus and kids would not be happy if the boat was confiscated on the 1st day. ;-)
Thanks for your help. :-)