To enjoy boating, first we need to have licences so as to handle pleasure vessels (yachts, speedboats, jet ski, sailboats with motors, etc.) in Hong Kong waters.
The certificate (“licence”) required is Pleasure vessel operator certificate / “Pleasure vessel licence”, it’s classified as grade 2 and grade 1, one should start with grade 2 licence afterward might upgrade to grade 1.
Pleasure Vessel Grade 2 Operator Certificate “PVOCC” (Part A master and Part B engineer) / “Pleasure Vessel Grade 2 Licence”
The Pleasure Vessel Grade 2 Operator Certificate / “Pleasure Vessel Grade 2 Licence” will entitle the holder to handle a pleasure vessel up to the length of 15 meters which fitted with unlimited power of engine.
Pleasure Vessel Grade 1 Operator Certificate
The Grade 1 Operator Certificate will entitle the holder to handle any pleasure vessel in Hong Kong Waters.