The Boat Register to be taken over by Trafi

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 5.6.2014 13.39
Press release

The task of maintaining the Boat Register will be transferred from the Local Register Offices to Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi as part of efforts to centralise the registers for various vehicles to a single agency. Trafi currently already manages the registers for most vehicles.

On 5 June, the Government will propose that the President of the Republic approve the new boat register act.

In the future, Trafi will be in charge of organising registration activities and making decisions on registrations. The support services required to organise the registration activities will be outsourced to public or private organisations, which will enter the data on a boat and its engine in the register, produce a boat registration certificate and deliver the certificate to the customer.

The concentration of registers for different vehicles to a single agency will produce synergy benefits between the various registers and clarify the maintenance of vehicle registers from the perspective of both citizens and the authorities.

The act will not result in changes in the purpose of the Boat Register or the grounds for registering a boat or its engine, nor will it contain new exemptions to the duty to register a boat.

Even though the task of maintaining the boat register is transferred to Trafi, citizens will not have to re-register a boat already entered in the boat register, obtain a new registration certificate or get a new registration number for a boat.

The act is to come into effect on 1 August 2014.

Further information:

Ms Laura Aho, Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 34 2009
Ms Pipsa Eklund, Development Manager, tel. +358 29 5345 396, Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi