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Sport boat licence

The sport boat licence distinguishes between the motor and sail areas.

The inland motor sports boat licence (SBF Binnen Motor) is the official driving licence for driving recreational boats up to 15 m in length under the engine. It is mandatory for motorvehicles with more than 3.68 kW (5 hp) on inland waterways and the waters in Germany that can be used by motor boats.

Prerequisite: Minimum age 16 years

The inland sailing/surfing (SBF Binnen Segel/Surfen) is the official driving licence for flying recreational boats up to 15 m in length under sails. The sport boat license Binnen Segel/Surfen is a proof of qualification of practical and theoretical sailing knowledge. In general, in Germany, only the appropriate knowledge of the rules is required for the driving of a sailboat, but not proof of it.

Prerequisite: Minimum age 14 years

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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