The methods used for the safety inspections on the rental recreational crafts are defined by the Regulation for the implementation of the Boating Code (formalized through the Italian Decree nr. 146/2008) and by the by the Ministerial Circular letter Prot. no. 4385 of 11/03/2009, which explains the administrative and procedural aspects to be met.
ANCCP Certification Agency carries out the inspections on the rental recreational units (crafts and watercrafts) for the granting of the Attestation of suitability to renting, which is required for the renewal, the validation or the granting of the Certificate of suitability to renting itself.
The recreational crafts used in rental activities carrying until 12 passengers (excluding the crew) have to be subject to three inspection’s types:
- The initial inspections for the granting of the “Certificate of suitability to renting”, that are carried out prior to the crafts’ use in rental activities.
- Regular inspections for the renewal of the “Certificate of suitability to renting” carried out every 3 years.
- The occasional inspections for the validation of the “Certificate of suitability to renting” that are performed when the craft has a malfunction or the owner applies innovations or technical changes to the craft itself.
The Certificate of suitability to renting is fundamental for authorizing the following recreational crafts’ types to sail in inland waters:
- Recreational crafts (from 10 to 24 metres length);
- Watercrafts (from 2.5 to 9.99 metres length), if entered in the registers of the Harbour Masters’ and/or STED offices.