According to the Italian law, a unique case in the world, a “registration-free” boat is a boat with a hull measuring less than 10 meters in length. It is therefore a movable product like a pair of skis, a bicycle, an initiation Optimist or a windsurf board. Registration is not required since there is no “license plate”- if the engine is less than 40 HP powerful, a nautical license is not required but you must navigate within 6 miles from the coast, with all your safety equipment on board.
However, it is a real boat. If the CE certification issued by the shipyard is for offshore navigation, or category A or B, it can sail without limits from the coast.
It can be driven from the age of sixteen, as long as you sail within 6 miles of the coast.
Finally, it is not subject to periodic safety equipment and navigation suitability review. In short, a non-registered unit has a lot of bureaucratic-administrative advantages compared to one registered in the national telematic offices.
Moreover, modern 10-meter sailboats are perfectly capable of accommodating up to four people for a short-range cruise.
Furthermore, thanks to its overall size and configuration, a 10-meter sailboat is suitable for single-handed cruising and manoeuvres, both at sea and in the port.
In short, the perfect boat for a lot of boaters. From first-time owners, who have to understand whether a boat ownership is a good choice, to the most experienced sailors who no longer use their big boat because “now the grown-up children go on their own and it begins to be hard for me to sail alone …” and thus prefer a lighter and easier boat.