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Navigation permission for private boats on Lake Maggiore

Foreign tourists wishing to sail on Lake Maggiore with their private motor- or sailing boats need an official permission and the related temporary number plates, which are released at the information desk of the Ascona-Locarno Tourism in Tenero.

Swiss nationals should contact the Traffic Department in Camorino: https://www4.ti.ch/di/sc/navigazione/turisti/contrassegno-per-natanti-immatricolati-in-altri-cantoni/

To download:

Navigation permissions for private boats on Lago Maggiore - Permission fees

Prescriptions about water and boats (in Italian and German only).

Notices (NL)

Equipent and Safety

Letter with informations (in Italian)

Boat cleaning certification

List of shipyards authorised to carry out boat cleaning

 - Data sheet for boat owners (DE)

Opening times Information desk Tenero for release permissions:
Monday - friday: 09.00-12.00 / 13.30-18.00
April: closed / May/October: 09.00-12.00
Juny/July/August/September: 09.00-12.00 / 13.30-17.00
Sabato di Pasqua/Ascensione/Pentecoste: 09.00-12.00 / 13.30-17.00
Juny/July/August/September: 10.00-13.30 / 14.30-17.00
April/May/October: closed
holidays: 10.00-13.30 / 14.30-17.00

Lago Maggiore Official: the new app for the skipper.

The new app from skipp has been created specifically for skippers (sailing boats and motorboats). It is compatible for iPhone and Android and it's free!

The app includes a compass and detailed position information, records the lake route travelled and provides detailed information on petrol stations, anchorage grounds, jetties and restaurants.


  • VENUES Sailing
  • TRANSPORTS Navigation , Boat and speedboats rental