Personalised registration numbers
 

Personalised registration numbers

Owners of watercraft can request a personalised registration number for their watercraft from Trafi. If a watercraft has been lent to another person and the person applying for the personalised registration number is the person in possession of the watercraft, informal consent from the owner of the watercraft is also required.

The cost of a personalised registration number is EUR 200.

Format of personalised registration numbers and restrictions

  • Personalised registration numbers consist of one letter and between one and seven numbers. Personalised registration numbers cannot begin with the letter P, E or L. The first number after the letter cannot be a zero (0).
  • Registration numbers cannot include hyphens or other special characters.
  • They must not contain expressions that are deemed to be offensive or breach public order.
  • Two registered boats cannot have the same registration number at the same time.
  • Trafi decides the acceptability of personalised registration numbers on a case-by-case basis.

Enquiries about available registration numbers and reservations

To enquire about available registration numbers and to reserve one, please email . Alternatively, you can also send us a letter. Our address is: Finnish Transport Safety Agency, PO Box 320, FI-00101 Helsinki.

Remember to provide your contact details and a list of your preferred registration numbers. It is worth giving several alternatives. Trafi will check whether your chosen registration number is available and acceptable. If the registration number is available, Trafi will reserve it for you and send you confirmation. Reservations are valid for three months. If you do not register the registration number by the deadline, it will be made available for others to reserve.

You can reserve a personalised registration number even if you do not yet know the details of your new watercraft. However, you need to provide Trafi ( or Finnish Transport Safety Agency, PO Box 320, FI-00101 Helsinki) with the information before the end of the reservation period. Once you have provided the information, Trafi will assign the registration number to you and send you a bill.

Transferring your personalised registration number to another watercraft

You can transfer your personalised registration number from one watercraft to another if you own both watercraft. The process for requesting a transfer is the same as that for applying for a new personalised registration number.

Trafi recommends that you ask for your registration number to be transferred before you sell your old watercraft. Trafi will transfer your personalised registration number to your new watercraft and allocate the next available standard registration number (beginning with the letter P) to your old watercraft. You will receive confirmation of your reservation, which will be valid for three months. You can also register your new watercraft with your personalised registration number at the same time, if you already have the details of your new watercraft.

If you have already sold your old watercraft and want to transfer its registration number to your new watercraft, you need to obtain the new owner's written consent and append it to your application. Trafi recommends that you agree on the transfer at the time of the sale and record it in the deed.

Tranferring registration number to another watercraft cost 200 EUR.

Reregistering watercraft from the local register offices' database of inactive watercraft with their previous registration number

If your watercraft has been entered into the local register offices' database of inactive watercraft, you need to ask Trafi to reregister it. If the registration number formerly assigned to the watercraft is still available, you can ask to keep the same registration number. The transfer of the registration number is free of charge in these cases, as it stays with the same watercraft.

 

 
 

 

Page updated 04/27/2017