Recreational craft means a water craft with an overall length of 2.5 to 24 metres (for example boats, sailing yachts, launches and similar water craft) that is used for recreational activities or sports. Water craft which are used in competitive sports and training and which are correspondingly marked by a sports federation (for example personal watercraft, sailboards, sailing yachts, sports yachts and similar water craft), water craft of primitive construction (for example dugouts, dories, kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and similar water craft) and water craft of special construction are not deemed to be recreational craft.
Water craft with an overall length of 2.5 to 24 metres that are used for organising recreational voyages for a fee or that are hired for recreational voyages or sports or used for the training of skippers of recreational craft or presented for the purpose of sale, if such a water craft does not carry over 12 passengers (hereinafter the recreational craft used for organising recreational voyages for a fee) are also deemed to be recreational craft.
A ship with an overall length of less than 12 metres may be navigated by a person who holds a certificate of a skipper of a recreational craft or another certificate of competency or professional certificate as a deck officer.
Personal watercraft means a water craft having a water jet pump and no cockpit and a stationary engine and an overall length of up to 4 metres which is operated from a sitting position, kneeling position or standing position;
Radio operator certificate (Short Range Certificate, SRC)