If you're planning on heading onto Europe's inland waterways this season and are confused about new rules regarding ATIS, then MBM has the answers

If you’re planning to cruise on Europe’s inland waterways this summer, then you may have heard some talk about ATIS and its implications for you and your use of VHF.

Recent rule changes mean that everyone cruising the inland waterways of all RAINWAT countries (France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, among others) must have an ATIS-compatible VHF set.

The new regulations are confusing to say the least, so Motor Boats Monthly has put together a simple ATIS Q&A section , which should provide you with the answers you seek.