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Permanent deregistration of a watercraft

Permanent deregistration refers to removing a watercraft from the register, never to be re-registered again.

Do the following:

1: Check the documents

You must attach evidence of the watercraft being permanently destroyed or scrapped to your notification. An official scrapping point will give you a certificate of destruction. If you have destroyed the watercraft yourself, for example by burning it, you should provide a freely worded account of this. 

The account should show by whom, where and when the watercraft has been scrapped or destroyed.

2: Submit the notification

Submit your freely worded notification of permanent deregistration either by e-mail to or by mail to: 

Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom 

PO Box 320 


3: Approval of deregistration

The application is processed within 30 days. Once your application has been approved, you will receive a decision concerning it. A permanently deregistered watercraft can never be re-registered again.