Boat Safety Scheme: application for exemption

Application for exemption from requirement to pass boat safety scheme examination.



Boats not required to have a Boat Safety Scheme Certificate (BSSC) for a maximum of 12 months from 1 January are:

  • Boats kept afloat but not used and requiring work to bring back into compliance with BSS standards before being returned to service or sold. ‘Used’ means someone living or staying aboard or navigating the waterway.
  • Other boats undergoing planned restoration / refit / refurbishment if kept afloat.