A Pleasure Craft Licence (PCL) is issued to a vessel used for fishing as a sport, for water sports, or pleasure purposes and includes a recreational platform. Pedal boats, canoes, kayaks, surfboats or non-motorized rubber inflatable boats are not regarded as pleasure crafts. Pleasure crafts licences are issued either for a private purpose or for a commercial purpose.

 

Checklist for application for a Pleasure Craft Licence (PCL)

Fees for Pleasure Craft Licence (commercial and private use)

 

Checklist for renewal of a Pleasure Craft Licence (Click on links below to download)

Other forms (Click on links below to download)

Main Policies

     No new commercial pleasure craft licence, except for authentic craft and innovative project would be issued for the next 12 months with effect  from 01  June 2016.  This moratorium will not, however, apply to private pleasure  craft licences and transfer of existing commercial licences (change of ownership)

 

 

       1. Delay for Replacement of Craft

        The replacement of Pleasure Craft by existing owners should be effected within a period of one year, failing which the licence number would be             cancelled.

       

       2. Length

         There is NO restriction on the length of new craft to be replaced

          

         Application for Private Pleasure Craft is accepted in restricted zones subject to submission of a title deed or state lease agreement on applicant's name (as proof of ownership).

 

  1. Foreign investment threshold in the pleasure craft sector should be of the order of Rs.20 million
  2. any innovative project from foreign investors should be examined on its own merit irrespective of the quantum of investment; and
  3. foreign investment in any existing pleasure craft project should be limited to 30% as it is currently the case in diving centre

        Note:

         An "innovative activity" in the Pleasure Craft Sector refers to:

        (a)  any activity that does not exist in Mauritius;

        (b)  any technological advancement used in connection with the operation of an existing activity that contributes towards the upgrading of the activity;

        (c)   exclusive services provided to an existing activity that upgrades the standard of the activity to a higher level; and

        (d)   eco-friendly activities that meet the sustainability needs of the industry through the use of non-polluting equipment, practices and processes. 

 

 

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