New legislation for the nautical sector in Spain

15 May 2019

The first of July entries into force the Real Decreto 238/2019, which defines the qualifications of the different licenses regarding the use of recreational vessels, and updates the security measures for the use of jet skies.

From the 1st of July, the "Capitán de yate", "Patrón de yate", and "Patrón de embarcaciones de recreo" license holders will be qualified to skipper small commercial vessels under certain restrictions, and the "Capitán de yate" and "Patrón de yate" will be also granted to transport passengers with some geographical constraints. The legal document is available here.