Island (Charter) Boats

The Code of Practice for the inspection and registration of all Island (charter) boats was introduced a number of years ago following consultation with the local commercial boat operators. This Code firmly establishes basic safety and operational levels for the industry and should ensure a continued improvement in the condition of these boats that use our local waters. This Code is continuously being updated to reflect the changing international standards. The most recent amendments include as section for operation and inspection of amphibious vehicles.

There are two categories of Island Boat. M class is a boat that is used for hire or reward under a licensed Captain. R class is a smaller boat, kayak, sailboat, windsurfer, paddleboard that is rented from an approved Watersports Operator.

*Any person receiving payment for a boat or above water craft must be authorized to do so and inspected annually by the Department of Marine and Ports.*

Code of Practice for Island Boats