All vessels on Environment Agency waterways must be registered. A vessel includes not only boats such as narrowboats, cruisers and barges, but also unpowered house boats, canoes and rowing skiffs.
Registration costs for powered boats are based on the length of your boat. There is a set charge for unpowered boats (excluding houseboats). Prices are listed in the registration charges sheet.
We don’t currently offer an online boat registration renewal service; to renew your boat registration please contact the boat registration team.
The Environment Agency aim to process your application as quickly as possible. At busy times it can take up to 10 working days from the day of receipt to issue your registration, please allow additional time for postage.