Telematics Registry for recreational boating in operation as of March 14 | Here’s what changes


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Until now, the “chimera” of boaters was the phantom Central Telematic Registry of Recreational Boating. Everyone was talking about it, but no one knew when it would actually go into effect. After three years in which the trade associations, led by Ucina Confindustria Nautica, literally sweated through seven shirts to pressure the government, March 14 will finally become effective. This time, for real: the Legislative Decree of regulations for implementation has been published in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic.

What does it all mean? That starting in March, the registration records of registered recreational vessels, which until now have been paper-based and jealously kept by the Coast Guard in 104 separate records that do not talk to each other, will be gradually digitized and thus made easily accessible and usable by all. Just as is the case in the car world. In addition, digitization of navigational document issuance will start, which for new units will be operational from January 2020.

The text also provides for the devolution of conservatorship powers to a single central authority with jurisdiction throughout the country, and the establishment of telematic boater desks (STED)Real agencies located throughout the country and in telematic connection with the central database – serving users for all operations of registration and deregistration of recreational units in the relevant registers and the issuance of navigation documents.

At the same time, the text provides for the dematerialization of insurance contract markings for third-party liability for damages arising from the navigation of recreational units and their replacement with telematic communication of the relevant data to ATCN (Central Telematic Archive of Recreational Units of the Department for Transport, Navigation, General Affairs and Personnel of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport), in partial analogy with the provisions for the RCA insurance sector.



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