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Old 11 October 2014, 11:12   #1
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River Licence

Has any one bought a short term river licence if so was there an easier way than filling out the Environment Agency form weeks in advance?
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Old 11 October 2014, 11:56   #2
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You can do it online. I usually buy a day pass for the River Ouse at York and print the pass straight off. I think you can do that for longer term. You will need your insurance details and safety certificate (if you need one) handy.
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Hi thanks I could not see on there web pages that they do it online for the East Anglian region very handy if they do,
Re boat safety cert am I right in thinking you can self cert if it's a rib
ie open boat and no cooker ?


Don't suppose you have any advice on insurance
I will need to insure two boats next year 4m rib that sits in the garage and 2.6 inflatable
I was going to see if I can get a policy that includes both I am only after 3rd party,
I think the insurance on the inflatable will cost more than the boat is worth! Lol
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When I had a hard boat I also had a 2.4 mtr sib tender. some insurance companys will cover a tender to the main craft....... HTH
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If it's the thames you can pay at a lock before you launch

For insurance try Craftinsure
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I'm with Bishop Skinner and they will cover several boats on one policy.

Have to do it by phone though.
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The licences are on the British Waterways website. If you are an open boat/rib with single outboard, no safety cert required.
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The licences are on the British Waterways website. If you are an open boat/rib with single outboard, no safety cert required.

Hi thanks unfortunately all the rivers on the now ' canal river trust'
All appear out to the west,
I am after the great ouse in Cambridgeshire,
I will call the environment agency who manage it next week to see if I can get daily licences over the phone rather than posting it off,

Today I see one of there boats on the river looks more like old Bill with there Battenberg livery!

Not that I would go on the river with out a licence😜
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Be interesting to see how you get on. Huntingdon slip is our local river access and when I last enquired the short term licences were only allowed for boats on transit through/on the system that already had a full licence elsewhere.

They wouldn't allow me to buy a daily/weekly/monthly licence to use as and when it suited.
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Be interesting to see how you get on. Huntingdon slip is our local river access and when I last enquired the short term licences were only allowed for boats on transit through/on the system that already had a full licence elsewhere.



They wouldn't allow me to buy a daily/weekly/monthly licence to use as and when it suited.

I had a feeling that that may be the case! Gutted if it still is as I live 300 yards from the river and I want to use my inflatable on the river and occasionally via a slip at a marina the rib but I really don't want to pay 270 for a river licence for the rib where I will only use that on the river a few times in a year, I suppose I could get away with getting a river licence for the rib and using the 3.5 hp aux outboard instead of the 40hp saving me 200 on the licence,
Therefor having the 40 as a axillary lol
It may work😜
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