The International boat license is also known as the ‘International Certificate of Competence’ (ICC).
As of 1 September 2018, the Dutch government has unfortunately decided not to grant permission to the RYA to issue the ICC to the Dutch. Until this date it was possible for the Dutch to exchange the practical sailing license (RYA Powerboat Level 2) in combination with a Cevni test (inland waterway test) for the ICC, which in the Netherlands is a valid sailing document.
Students who have obtained their ICC with us before September 1, 2018 may still sail here until 1 September 2023 in Dutch waters.
After that the extension at the RYA will no longer be allowed.
Unfortunately, it is true that these skilful skippers will have to get the Dutch theoretical sailing certificate from the Vamex.
We regret this development of the Dutch Government.
Every course has been a success with us and it is incomprehensible that the Dutch Government has decided that you can drive a powerboat without any practical knowledge.
The countries below have not yet accepted resolution 40 and as long as this has not (yet) been done they can apply for the ICC. Should this be the case in the meantime, the ICC will not be renewed and therefore no longer valid. The RYA wants everyone to renew their ICC after 5 years.
Send us an email if you have any questions about this or have a look at the website of the RYA. RYA Resolution 40