New vessel types and vessel technologies are continually developed throughout the world. Roads and Maritime Services determines whether these vessels are potentially unsafe for use on NSW waterways.
New vessel types
If you’re considering importing or introducing a new type or style of vessel to NSW, you should firstly contact Roads and Maritime to determine whether the vessel could potentially be an ’unsafe vessel’, in accordance with the Marine Safety Act 1998.
Vessels considered to be unsafe will not be registered.
Information on specific technologies
Roads and Maritime compiles information about emerging vessel safety technologies and uses it to prepare information to assist members of the boating community who are considering purchasing this technology, for use on NSW waterways.