Trade and industry licences

Boat hire licence

Before you start

You will need:

  • Credit or debit card
  • Details of current licence
  • Public liability insurance for uploading
  • Certificate of fitness of vehicle for uploading

Apply for a licence

A licence is required for the use of a vessel in the following circumstances:

  • Trade or business
  • Letting (12 or fewer passengers)
  • Pleasure
  • Recreational purposes 
  • Educational purposes
  • Sporting purposes

Boat hire application
Boat hire guidance notes
Boat hire conditions of licence

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