Drivers responsibility

Reduce noise
Engine noise can be a disturbance in nature and for many sensitive animal species. By reducing speed slightly, you can reduce noise and contribute to even better boating, for people, nature and the environment.

Always use current charts that provide information about locations where you should take extra care - or which you should completely avoid.

Reduce emissions
Combustion engines are not good for nature. We know that. We work continuously to reduce emissions by developing newer and cleaner engines. But you can also help. Service your engine regularly and avoid unnecessary idling and frequent rapid acceleration.

Choose the best environmental alternative when you refuel. Always check that the fuel is correct for the engine. Avoid spilling fuel.

Remember that modern engines are much cleaner than their predecessors.

Backwash and wakes
The backwash and wake after a boat can create major problems. It is therefore important to keep to speed limits and adjust your speed to reduce the wake.

Planing boats create the largest wake at speeds just prior to planing. Accordingly, avoid this speed interval in narrow channels.

Be considerate
Areas around lakes and at sea are sensitive natural areas. Nesting birds become stressed by dogs running loose and if people come too close. The interaction between man, animals and nature should be based on responsibility and consideration.

Respect prohibitions against going ashore. Show good seamanship.

Before you cast off
Traveling across open waters is a nature experience that places demands on the know-how and insight of those responsible on board. Boat clubs, study circles and other associations offer various forms of training and courses.

Always remember:

  • Check the weather. And don't forget that the weather can change quickly.
  • Inform relatives or friends on land where you are going. Ensure that you have sufficient fuel and water.
  • Have the proper safety equipment on board.
  • Last but not least - wear your life-jacket.