Sailing and Boating in India

Information on boat licence and sailing permit requirements in India, including details of sailing associations…

There are quite a few sailing clubs in coastal cities, although Mumbai has the most. At these clubs, yachts and boats can be hired or members can dock their own boat.

The registration of boats and yachts is the responsibility of the Marine Mercantile Department, the port authority or state maritime board. A licence is also required from the port authority. A boating club will help its members apply for the required registration and licences for their boats.

  • The Marine Mercantile Department’s website has information on the regulations and requirements: Click here
  • For further information on boat ownership: Click here

Boating Clubs

Major sailing clubs in India include: