Sailing to the Republic of Ireland from England - Customs regulations

Sailing to the Republic of Ireland from England - Customs regulations

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Hello, I am planning a trip to Cork sailing from England.   Are you able to advise if there is a Govt website or such like that I may register with Customs are any advice to guide me on the process would be much appreciated.  With thanks
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Hello Martin,

What a lovely sailing adventure to the Emerald Isle you have planned! I'm happy to help you find the information you need to enter Irish waters and moor in Cork.

On our website you find some general info about customs and borders, what items you are allowed to import for instance. The Irish Citizens Information website is another great resource with information about travel between the United Kingdom and Ireland.

More specific information about entering Ireland by sailboat from the United Kingdom can be found on the website of the British Royal Yachting Association

I hope these links provide all the information you need and that you can look forward to a great journey to our green shores! We look forward to hearing about your experience. In the meantime, if you have any more questions please let us know.

Kind regards and happy sailing,

Vera

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- much appreciated Thank you Vera for the information
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Hallo,
I plan to visit Ireland with my yacht from The Netherlands.
Can you provide info about the customs requirements for a holiday visit?
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Arjan
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Dag Arjan!

How nice that you are planning a trip to Ireland by boat! 🛥

You can find more information about the customs requirements on our dedicated page. The requirements in terms of importing goods should be the same as if you arrive by plane, ferry or private boat. Since you come from the Netherlands, you don’t have to pay duty on goods you bring into Ireland (unless you exceed the allowed quantities).

What are the ports that you intend to visit during your time with us?

Fijne zondag,
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Hi Antoine
Most probably our  first port of call will be Cork harbour. Either Crosshaven or Monkstown. 
We are particularly interested in customs requirements regarding the yacht itself. Many EU countries will accept the ICP, however the Republic of Ireland is not included on the list of countries which recognise the ICP.
Thanks in advance for your valued response. 
Arjan
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Greetings Arjan!

For your yacht journey it's essential to navigate the specific customs and registration requirements due to Ireland's non-recognition of the ICP.

You'll need a "zeebrief", the Dutch vessel's passport, allowing you to legally sail under the Dutch flag in Irish waters. This document confirms the yacht's nationality and is necessary for navigating countries where the ICP isn't valid.

Upon arrival, engage with local port authorities to comply with entry procedures. Additionally, ensure your yacht has the correct VHF radio license and MMSI number for communication within Irish waters. Be mindful of Ireland's fuel regulations, which require the use of auto diesel for pleasure crafts since 2020.

For the most current and detailed advice, direct engagement with Irish Sailing, the Revenue Commissioners, and the Mercantile Marine Office is advisable. Their guidance is indispensable in navigating the complexities of maritime travel and ensuring that your adventure across the seas to Ireland is marked by compliance, safety, and unforgettable experiences.

Safe travels on your maritime adventure! 🛥️


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