Due to the current restrictions within the framework of the measures adopted by the federal government to contain SARS-CoV2 - "Coronavirus" - applications for a yacht license cannot currently be processed.

In accordance with § 15 para. 11 Maritime Code (Federal Law Gazette  46/2012) viadonau is responsible for the issuing of international certificates for operators of pleasure crafts (motor yachts or / and sailing yachts) of up to 24 meters in length and with a gross tonnage (GT) of less than 300. These international certificates are based on the resolution No. 40 of the UNECE (International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft, in short: ICC).

Guidelines to  UNECE resolution No. 40 

Types of certificates of qualification

  • cruising range 1 – coastal navigation up to 3 nautical miles (craft: max 10 meters in lenght)
  • cruising range 2 – coastal navigation  up to 20 nautical miles
  • cruising range 3 – coastal navigation  up to 200 nautical miles
  • cruising range 4 – valid for worldwide navigation


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Examination organisations  

Private certificates by the following organisations are accepted to serve as basis for the issuing of an ICC) in accordance with § 15 Section 1 of the Maritime Code (Federal Law Gazette 46/2012.):

All private certificates of competency of these examination organisations must be endorsed with the following notation:  

"The approved examination regulations (GZ. BMVIT 555.9xx / 00xx-IV / W1 / 20xx) have been complied with." (when issued before 26/06/2015) or “Die JachtPrO wurde eingehalten.”

Details of the issuing of ICC and necessary documents can be found here.