Just like a car, on most of the UK's inland waterways, a boat needs to be licensed, insured and have the boat-equivalent of a MOT - valid BSS certification - before it can cruise, or in some circumstances moor.
Check with your navigation or harbour authority if this applies to your waterway, harbour or marina. (This is not in the BSS remit to state whether this applies)
Links to popular topics:
- Preparing a boat for examination
- Private Boat Examinations
- Hire Boat Examinations
- Non-private Boat Examinations
- Extra information for boats with gas (LPG or propane/butane)