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.

To download:

Navigation permissions for private boats on Lago Maggiore - Permission fees 2020

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

Notices (in italian only)

Equipent and Safety

Letter with informations (in Italian)

Opening times Information desk Tenero for release permissions:

Monday - Saturday and holidays: 08.30 - 12.00 / 13.00 – 16.00

Sunday: closed

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.


  • Sailing


  • Navigation
  • Boat and speedboats rental

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