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Old 24 November 2013, 11:31   #1
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Taking a boat to France.

I wonder If anyone can help me. I am thinking of going on holiday to southern vendee next summer and taking my bombard aerotec with a 15hp outboard. Do I need any licences/permits for using in coastal areas?
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Old 24 November 2013, 15:16   #2
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I wonder If anyone can help me. I am thinking of going on holiday to southern vendee next summer and taking my bombard aerotec with a 15hp outboard. Do I need any licences/permits for using in coastal areas?
Hi, it really depends whether you have done an RYA level 2, if you have then you can apply for an ICC which is accepted over there.

You would then need to fly an ensign, probably easiest to use stickers on a dinghy.

I don't know whether you can register for an SSR number, if you can then you would need one of those.

IMHO the simplest thing to do would be to get a 6 horsepower engine and use that for the summer, then you are out of the rules.
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There is no requirement in France for any mandatory certification while using a boat on the coast if its British flagged. However an ICC is handy if you already have one.

You will need insurance docs, SSR number on boat and laminated card.

You are actually out of the rules with 9.9hp or less, if you have an old school 2 stroke it will be exactly the same as a 9.9, change the stickers and jobs a good un ;-)
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I took my Bombard Aerotec 380/Yam 15 to southern brittany 2 years ago, and used it every day of my 2 week holiday. I was approached by the local authorities whilst on the water and was asked to produce proof of insurance only, which i did on the spot in laminated form. This seemed to please my uniformed friend.
Before he went on his way, he did recommend an ICC.

My advice would be to cover all avenues, (bear minimum ICC and insurance) As a visitor you are more likely to be pulled, just as you are whilst travelling on foreign roads.
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