The International Certificate Pleasure Craft (ICP), is basically an unofficial licence which only proves the ownership of a yacht….nothing more, nothing less.
The ICP does NOT give the vessel a nationality, neither are you permitted to sail under the Netherlands flag. It is an ownership licence which strictly speaking is only meant for sailing the inland waters of the EU.
Type of boats
The ICP is an unofficial ownerships licence which is primarily used for pleasure crafts sailing the inland waters of the EU. Pleasure crafts that can register for an ICP are sailing- and motorboats <24m and water-scooter, jet-skis, canoes, boathouses, etc. Note that :
- the ICP is purely an ownerships licence and does not permit the owner to sail under the flag of the Netherlands. The average duration of an registration is 5 to 10 working days and the costs are relatively low
- ICP are only recognised in : Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, United Kingdom.
register an ICP?
As from 1 March 2021, only Dutch passport holders or foreigners residing in the Netherlands for at least five years, can register an ICP