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Inland Waterways

Find out more about inland waterways, how they are categorised and applications for categorisation of waters.

Find out more about safety requirements, registration and licensing for boats operating on inland waters.

View our UK Waterways classifications list.

Find out more about the Inland Waters Small Passenger Boat Code, or 406 KB PDF [ PDF]

Visit the Boatmaster's Licence pages to find out more about licence requirements and how to apply.

Visit the British Waterways website for information on their work and services.

Related documents

  Inland Waters Small Passenger Boat Code [406 KB PDF - or view it online]

  General Exemption for vessels complying with the Inland Waters Small Passenger Boat Code [376 KB PDF ]

  MSN 1827 - Categorisation of Waters [251 KB PDF ]

  MSN 1827 Corr - Categorisation of Waters [87.8 KB PDF ]