Since the end of June 2006 there has been a new equipment regulation for pleasure craft flying the German flag in German sea areas. The mandatory equipment, which is already defined in the collision prevention rules (KVR), is now supplemented by navigation aids according to Solas.
The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (Solas) is a UN convention on ship safety and consists of twelve chapters, including on manning, safety management, technology, cargo and life-saving appliances. These regulations are developed and continuously expanded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in which 166 nations are organized. The recommendations of the IMO are implemented in Germany by the Ship Safety Act in national law. In its amendment of June 28, 2006, the corresponding Ship Safety Ordinance now also includes privately used pleasure craft and obliges their owners to carry a minimum of navigation equipment.
In the current YACHT, since 7.3. You can read which pieces of equipment these are and what must be observed by owners. at the kiosk.