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.


The Boater’s Handbook


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.

Published 1 July 2006
Last updated 26 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Hard copies no longer available to order.
  2. New version published November 2014
  3. First published.