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Commercial sailing vessels

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Certificate of Competence Seaman's book Personal dispensation

Regulations for commercial sailing vessels focus on the safety of the ship and its crew. The crew must have certain personal documents such as a seaman’s book and a certificate of competence stating the function to be performed. The certificate shall be issued when the requirements of education, experience and physical fitness are met.

Express Service

When applying you can opt for our Express Service. The requested product will be issued no later than on the second business day after we receive your correctly completed application form and payment. In addition to the rate for the product, it is € 130.68 per requested Express Service (including 21% VAT and shipping by regular mail). Read all about this service on the Express Service shipping page.


The rates in the table below have been legally determined by the Dutch government in the Regeling tarieven transportsectoren (Dutch) and includes 21% VAT.

 Certificate of competence rating sailing vessels € 113,74
 Certificate of competence captain/officer sailing vessel € 170,61
 Seaman's book € 111,32
 Personal dispensation
 € 233,53


Een aanvraag wordt altijd pas in behandeling genomen als deze compleet en betaald is. U kunt direct online betalen via iDEAL en creditcard (MasterCard of VISA). U kunt ook achteraf overboeken, na ontvangst van uw factuur.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find more information via the Frequently Asked Questions.