Apply for a pleasure boat class C licence

Class C are boats that are 'self drive' and hired out. Before you apply for a licence, please read the "pleasure boats - notes for applicants" document.

How to apply

To apply for this licence, you can download a PDF version of the pleasure boat class C licence application form to print off and complete.

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


The licence fee for applications to be issued on, or after, 1 April 2019 is £79. This is an annual fee.

The requirement for third party insurance cover for this licence is a minimum of £5 million.

Page last updated: 19 June 2019
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