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Old 10-08-2013, 14:35   #1
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No Boat License Required, Trip to Other Countrys and Visa Question

If u are over 16year in Norway u can operate boat up to 8meters (around 27foot) and 25hp, without a licens, and if u are borned before 1980 u can operate even bigger boats with no licens, so lets say if i take a sailboat 27 feet and do a sail trip from Norway to uk/france/spain or other places in europe, will they require that i have a licens?

i need passport and insurance papers on the boat, other papers that i need? within europe we can travel and stay 6?month without visa.
If i cross the atlantic ocean to america do i need visa? i read that i can travel to usa and stay for 3 month without visa
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Old 10-08-2013, 15:37   #2
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Re: no boat licens required here, trip to other countrys? do i need? and visa questio

Hi Proxor! Do a search on US State Dept. requirements for travel to the US. As far as I know, there is no captain license requirement to sail to the US. You'll need several documents proving boat ownership, insurance coverage and a valid passport, among others. You can look-up the US Embassy/Consulate's website in your country for further details, or just call their number. Good luck!

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Re: no boat licens required here, trip to other countrys? do i need? and visa questio

you need to apply for a full b1/b2 tourist visa (if arriving by yacht) in your home country for the usa,if you arrive by plane,a simple e-visa is enough with a return ticket and proof of funds.

in europe,you might get asked for an icc(international certificate of competence),but generally unless using the canals or chartering a yacht,no certificate is nessacary
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Re: no boat licens required here, trip to other countrys? do i need? and visa questio

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You'll need several documents proving boat ownership, insurance coverage and a valid passport, among others.
I know nothing about boat ownership, and I'm a US citizen. Would I need insurance to own a boat, or is it a practical requirement because of marinas?
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Re: no boat licens required here, trip to other countrys? do i need? and visa questio

There is no insurance mandate for operating a recreational (non-comercial) vessel in the USA, but some marinas do require a liability policy for yur opportunity to rent their slips.
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