All Gold licences run from 1 January and expire on 31 December.
If you have not previously held a gold licence, you may be eligible for a part year licence. If you have previously held a Gold licence then your licence will be required to start on 1 January 2023.
Who is this licence suitable for?
Anyone that has a boat with a motor, including river boats and canal boats, and uses both our waterways and rivers owned by the Environmental Agency (EA).
Please note that this licence doesn't cover a tender. You'll need to register or licence this separately with us and the EA individually.
What do I need to do before I buy a Gold boat licence?
Before buying your Gold licence, there are a few things you need to do.