First we must know what type of boat we are looking to rent and whether or not you have any navigation title or permit.
In the case of boats without a license, that is, vessels of less than 5 meters in length and with an engine power not exceeding 15hp, handling is allowed for persons of legal age. (In the Spanish state people who have already turned 18 are considered adults).
To rent this type of boats where no navigation title is needed, only a passport, ID, or driving license is required.
For vessels of a length and higher power the legislation is very clear: Official navigation titles are required for skippering.
These navigation titles can be obtained starting from 16 years, with the permission of the parents. Therefore, a person over 16 years of age with a navigation title can always drive the motor boats allowed by their navigation license.
Can children under 18 rent a boat?
Since the rental agreements cannot be signed by minors, boat rental is not allowed but if the contract is made in the name of an adult, those under 16 years of age and with a license that allows them to handle said vessel are alowed to sail, provided that the rental contract holder is present at all times in the boat.
Please remember that minors of age are not allowed to skipper license free boats.
If you have any questions please dont hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to answer you any doubts you may have regarding boat rentals in Mallorca.