The function of the Certificate is to prove that a certain vessel meets the conditions required by the regulations and to record the acknowledgments made, its class and the date of the next ones that must be performed. It should be noted that vessels marked “CE” are exempt from requesting the certificate of navigability and the issuance of this will be automatically.

Exactly until March 11, 2000, the surveys and inspections to which recreational vessels had to submit, and the result of which permitted the renewal of the Navigability Certificate, were executed by the Maritime Administration. However, since that date, the Ministry of Development announces that although the initial recognition continues to be carried out by the Maritime Administration, the other inspections and surveys are carried out by other collaborating inspection entities, as stated in Royal Decree 1434/1999. of September 10.

WHAT BOATS MUST BE INSPECTED TO RENEW THE NAVIGATION CERTIFICATE? The recreational vessels that must be inspected by the Collaborating Entities are those of the 6th list (rental use) and with lengths ranging from 2.5 and 24 meters and those of the 7th list (private use) whose length is between 6 and 24 meters

The Certificate must be requested when the date of the next reconnaissance is close or there have been some exceptional circumstances such as change of engine, major modification, etc. that requires an additional inspection. For this you must go to a Collaborating Inspection Entity, with a minimum of 15 calendar days prior to the expiration date of the Certificate of Navigation and in cases where you still had the old format of navigability certificate, this must be redeemed the current one in the Maritime Captaincy.

The Collaborating Entity will endorse the new Certificate when it carries out the corresponding recognition in a satisfactory manner, on the other hand the lack of realization or exceeding of the recognitions in the established terms supposes the expiration of the Certificate of Navigability.
It is understood that the owners of recreational boats are responsible for up-to-date maintenance according to the Certificate of Navigation.

It is considered a serious or very serious infraction navigation with the Certificate expired. On the other hand, in the event of an accident, the insurance company could refuse to take care of it, arguing that the ship was not in a position to navigate.