EA Boat Registration

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


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 navigation’s 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 ClubHub & click on the Boat Register tile.
  • Select ADD NEW BOAT.
  • Insert the BOAT DETAILS (boat ID, name and type) then select NEXT.
  • Select ADD.
  • From the drop-down menus, select the required navigation waterway, season and license type. Select the green tick, then select FINISH.
  • From here you can add another boat, edit existing boats, or pay for pending licenses.
  • Finally, you can select your preferred method of payment and complete your purchase.
  • Once you have registered a boat you can then edit it, adding additional details if you wish. To edit a boat select the desired boat from your boat register then select the edit icon.
  • The first page allows you to edit the basic details that will already have been completed when you registered the boat.
  • You can insert additional details by selecting the next icon down. These details are specific to the boat itself rather than where it can be rowed.
  • Finally, You can record maintenance works by selecting the third icon down.

To renew existing boat registrations:

  • Log in to ClubHub & click on the Boat Register tile.
  • You will now be presented with a list of boats already registered on the system.
  • To add a license to a given boat select the corresponding TICK icon.
  • You will now be directed to the payment page, where you have the choice of payment methods.
  • Once payment is received we will mark the registrations as valid with the EA.

How much do registrations cost?

Reduced price registrations can be obtained from British Rowing.

The fees for annual registrations purchased from British Rowing are:

1 April 2022 – 31 March 2023

EA-based Clubs:

  • Standard Registration £29.54
  • Junior Registration £9.05
  • Coaching or/and safety launches:  £59.30

Non EA-based Clubs:

  • Standard Registration £17.47
  • Junior Registration £7.80
  • Coaching or/and safety launches £59.30

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.


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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