The charity making life better by water

Useful downloads, application forms and licence fees

This page contains all the important information, and forms, you'll need to either apply for or renew a private boat licence (if you're not doing it the easy online way).

We encouage you to use our simple online portal to buy or renew licences, update your details or inform us of a boat sale/purchase.

However, we know that's not possible for everyone, so you can also find lots of useful information, inlcuding application forms and associated licence fees, below.

For information about applying for commercial or trading boat licences of any kind, please take a look at our boating business pages.

Long term licences

Short term licences

Last Edited: 10 January 2024

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