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FAQ & Contact

Please feel free to contact one of our Whaly dealers, in or near your country, for more advice and information about prices, service and maintenance.


Looking for a dealer?

Which dealers in your area sell Whaly boats? Check this list to find approved Whaly dealers and all the necessary contact details.


Where are Whaly Boats made?

Whaly boats, made in the Netherlands

Please feel free to contact one of our Whaly dealers, in or near your country, for more advice and information about prices, service and maintenance.

What are Whaly Boats made of?

Whaly boats offer you plenty of boating fun at affordable prices! These extremely sturdy, double-walled boats are manufactured entirely out of plastic (Polyethylene), so they are low-maintenance, have very spacious interiors and are very safe.

Which boat can you sail without a boating license?

In general, smaller boats with less powerful engines, such as canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and some small motorboats with engines under a certain horsepower limit, can be operated without a boating license. However, the specific regulations regarding boat size and engine power may vary between countries and regions, so it's best to check the local boating regulations. You can sail a Whaly Boat with and without boating license, see all our models here.

Can you just rent a boat?

Yes, you can rent a boat for recreational purposes. Many of our dealers also offer Whaly Boats for rent. Ask the nearest dealer where you could rent a boat.

Do you need a boating's license for a boat?

The requirement for a driver's license or a specific boating license varies by country. In some places, a separate boating license or certificate is required to operate a motorized boat, while in others, no license is necessary. It's important to check the local boating regulations to determine if a license is required in your area.

From what age can you operate a motorboat?

The minimum age to operate a motorboat varies by country and sometimes by the size/power of the boat. In many places, the minimum age is around 16 to 18 years old. However, specific age requirements and restrictions can differ. In the Netherlands, for instance:

  • From the age of 12, you are allowed to operate a motorboat (with a maximum power of 2.5 hp).
  • From the age of 16, you are allowed to operate a motorboat and sailboat (longer than 7 meters).
  • From the age of 18, you are allowed to operate a fast motorboat (boating license required).

Where can you sail without a boating license?

The areas where you can sail without a boating license depend on the local regulations. In many regions, there are designated waterways, lakes, or coastal areas where unlicensed boaters are allowed. These areas are typically intended for recreational boating with smaller vessels. It's important to research and adhere to the local laws and guidelines regarding boating without a license.

If you have a boating license, where can you sail?

With a boating license, you are generally allowed to operate motorized boats in a wider range of waterways, including larger lakes, rivers, and coastal areas. However, the specific limitations and authorized areas may vary depending on the type of license you hold and the local regulations. It's essential to familiarize yourself with the specific conditions and boundaries outlined in your boating license and comply with any additional regulations in the areas you wish to navigate.

Are Whaly Boats unsinkable?

The Whaly LF is an incredibly, double-walled robust boat manufactured from high-grade plastic (Polyethylene) – it's almost unsinkable and indestructible. This boat is low-maintenance and is produced in 100% colour-fast plastic. These specifications will certainly convince you of its quality.

Does a Whaly Boat suits you?

If you are looking for a boat that is versatile, reliable, and low-maintenance, a Whaly boat is a good option to consider.             Find out if a Whaly Boat suits you! Check our models or contact a dealer nearby.