Regulations of Navigazione Lago di Lugano

Forms, information, permits and provisions for boats on Lake Ceresio (Lugano)


Sailing permit for foreigners available till 30 minutes before closing.

At: Ente Turistico del Luganese
Piazza Lago 5A
Tel +41 58 220 65 01
January - December
Mo - Fr 08:30 – 12:00 | 13:30 – 17:30

For swiss citizens available at:
Ufficio amministrativo Servizio Navigazione
Tel +41 91 814 93 02

Foreign floating plates

A permit for foreign boats is issued to:

  • people NOT domiciled in Switzerland but who stay overnight in Switzerland;
  • only upon the arrival in Switzerland of the boat, the owner or of the person in charge of the boat.

The permit is valid from the date of issue up to the end of the following month and only once a year.
All boats receiving this permit must undergo a technical check up.
For longer periods, please turn directly to the Traffic Department Camorino
Tel +41 91 814 97 00
Total cost: from 90.- to 160.- Fr. depending on the KW

Necessary documents:

  • Document attesting all data concerning boat and engine
  • National driving licence or international certificate (if engine power is greater than 6 kW = 8 hp, and, in the case of sailboats, if the sails’ surface is more than 15 sq.m)
  • Third-party liability insurance, guaranteeing coverage in Switzerland; if this is not so, a collective insurance premium will be collected by our office.