Apply for a pleasure boat class B licence

Class B are boats that are crewed by a bosun and take no more than 12 paying passengers.

How to apply

To apply for this licence:

We are unable to accept this form by email because it must have a signature. Please print the form, sign it and return it to:

Environmental Services 
Unit 1, Newfields Business Park,
2 Stinsford Road,
BH17 0NF


For the financial year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, the annual licence fee is £79. The requirement for third party insurance cover is a minimum of £5 million.   

Boat Inspection fee additional - paid direct to the council's boat inspector. Please read the "pleasure boats - notes for applicants" document.

Page last updated: 14 June 2019
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