Emerging vessel types and safety technologies
New vessel types and technologies are continually emerging. Here's what you need to know before buying one to use in NSW.
New vessel types
Information on buying, registering and using specific vessel types on NSW waterways.
- Engine powered body board
- Jet powered surfboard
- Mirage Eclipse
- Motor powered hydrofoil board
- PWC Composite Vessel
Bringing a new vessel type to NSW
Transport for NSW (Maritime) determines whether these vessels are potentially unsafe for use on NSW waterways.
Vessels that are considered to be unsafe will not be registered.
If you're considering importing or introducing a new type or style of vessel to NSW, you should first contact Transport for NSW (Maritime) to determine whether the vessel could potentially be an 'unsafe vessel', in accordance with the Marine Safety Act 1998.
This information is designed to assist members of the boating community who are considering purchasing specific technologies for use on NSW waterways.