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The boater's handbook: basic boat-handling and safety

Boating basics including essential knowledge and techniques you need to make sure you enjoy yourselves and stay safe on the water.

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The Boater’s Handbook

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Reading it before setting off will help you spot the risks yourself, and help you take simple action to avoid problems. If you do run into difficulties, this understanding will help you get out of trouble quickly and safely.

Order a copy

To order a hard copy of this publication, please email our mailing house environmentagency@prolog.co.uk with your name, address, publication title (“The Boater’s Handbook”), reference (“LIT 2642”) and quantity.

For any other questions about this publication, please email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk.

Published 1 July 2006
Last updated 7 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. New version published November 2014
  2. First published.