EA Boat Registration

Affiliated clubs are able to purchase reduced price Environment Agency (EA) Boat Registrations through British Rowing.

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logo_green_enAnyone planning to keep or use a boat on EA waterways is required to understand the registration requirements and act on them.

British Rowing has produced a map of the Environment Agency navigations which lists the clubs and events on those waters, available to download here (pdf). Further information is available from the EA website.

To register new boats:

  • Log in to the Club Management System & click on the Boat Registration tab.
  • Click on Register more boats.
  • Select the relevant registration period and click ‘check prices’.
  • Enter the ID number in the numbers of the boats you want to register separated with spaces (this is the number after your club code on each boat).
  • Click check to see a page confirming the details.
  • Confirm and select whether you wish to pay online immediately or by invoice through the post.
  • Once payment is received we will mark the registrations as valid with the EA.

To renew existing boat registrations:

  • Log in to the Club Management System & click on  the EA Boat Registration tab.
  • Select the tick box beside the relevant boat(s).
  • Click on Renew Selected.
  • Confirm and select whether you wish to pay online or by invoice through the post.
  • Once payment is received we will mark the registrations as valid with the EA.

How much do registrations cost?

The standard fee for EA registrations is £38.20 pa. Reduced price registrations can be obtained from British Rowing.

The fees for annual registrations purchased from British Rowing are:

1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019

EA-based Clubs:

  • Standard Registration £24.50
  • Junior Registration £7.50
  • Coaching or/and safety launches:  £42.50

Non EA-based Clubs:

  • Standard Registration £14.50
  • Junior Registration £6.50
  • Coaching or/and safety launches £42.50

These registrations can be renewed at any point within the registration year or up to 3 months in advance of the start of the registration period ie from 1st January.

Insurance

You must have in force an insurance policy for all powered boats which covers third-party liabilities of at least one million pounds, issued by an insurer authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. The insurance must be valid for the full duration of the registration. The EA do not need a copy of the insurance certificate, but they may carry out sample checks on declarations.

Boat Safety

You must ensure that all powered boats comply with the EAs construction and equipment standards. These standards are set out in the Boat Safety Scheme Essential Guide (2005 edition): see: Boat Safety Scheme – 2nd ed. BSS Essential Guide or the Recreational Craft Directive (for launches first placed on the market since 16 June 1996). Further details can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/register-a-boat.

 

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EA Boat Registration FAQs

For all Environment Agency Boat Registration queries please see our FAQs.

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Club Constitution and Codes of Conduct

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Club Safety

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