River Thames: boat registration charges

Boat registration charges for the River Thames.



All boats kept, used or let for hire on the River Thames must be registered in line with the Environment Agency (Inland Waterways) Order 2010.

If you have a boat and you keep it afloat or use it on the River Thames, you need to register it.

This requirement extends to every part of the non-tidal River Thames between Cricklade Bridge and Teddington Lock, and the short section of the tidal River Thames between Teddington Lock and the Port of London Authority’s boundary, including backwaters and marinas.

Published 28 November 2014
Last updated 15 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. New boat registration charges for 2019 added.
  2. River Thames boat registration charges, 2018 version added.
  3. Boat registration charges for 2016/17 have been added.
  4. Document River Thames boat registration charges 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015 removed as it is out of date.
  5. We have added the boat registration charges for 2016.
  6. First published.