How to find out about the regulation of recreational boating and water recreation?

Verified 24 August 2023 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

The Secretary of State for the Sea website offers numerous fact sheets presenting the rules for navigating in inland waters (rivers, lakes and canals) or at sea :

Learn about the regulations for recreational boating and water recreation

The website enables you to perform steps concerning your registered personal pleasure craft for sailing at sea. For example:

  • Request a duplicate boating license
  • Change the name of the ship
  • Sell or buy your pleasure boat between individuals or between co-owners

On-line approaches for pleasure craft (registration, change of situation...)

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