The legal framework for recreational boating activity, approved in November 2018, aimed at updating and adapting the legislation to the development of the sector and ensuring greater administrative simplification and modernisation through putting procedures and documents online.

The procedure for the registration of recreational craft, according to the new regime, is all online through the National System of Vessels and Seafarers, and is issued electronically, though the owner or legal representative may request a hard copy.

The new regime foresees the issuance of a single electronic booklet, to which all documents required on board may be associated, and eliminates the registration surveys of new recreational craft, providing the possibility of dry surveys being replaced by underwater surveys, to reduce the cost to their owners.