I thought to buy an inflatable canoe and cross the following distance between Poros Island and Daskaleio:

Routes that I will follow

But do inflatable canoe such as this one (link for reference) need to be registered under the Greek law as a vessel;

  • Well both of those place names seem rather common. But for those who are curious it appears to be here (OpenStreetMap), meaning the straight lines are about 300m to 1km in length. I don;t know the sea conditions (and I know nothing about Greek boating regulations)
    – Chris H
    Jun 30 at 14:16
  • All documentation I can find in Greek maritime laws on registration refers to boats over 7m. I don't have a conclusive answer, however, but I have not seen any registration requirement for canoes or kayaks in any EU country I have sailed in.
    – Rory Alsop
    Jun 30 at 14:21
  • @RoryAlsop in the UK there are licence requirements for such small craft on some inland waterways (widely ignored, and included in membership of British canoeing)
    – Chris H
    Jun 30 at 15:00
  • Thanks Chris - is it sad that I didn't even think of my own country...?
    – Rory Alsop
    Jun 30 at 15:30
  • Inflatable boats seems that need no registration as long as under 7m and have no engine at all. Jul 1 at 7:37


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