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Register for a watercraft membership

From 1 April 2021, if you want to launch a watercraft - such as a jet ski, power boat or a sailing boat - from any of the public launch ramps, you'll need to be registered with us as a member.

There will be barriers at the ramps from this date, and you won't be able to access them without registering.

How membership works

It costs £150 per watercraft, per year. This year, membership will run from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2022.

You can register up to five people (including yourself) to be able to use your watercraft, and they must be at least 14 years old.

Each person registered will need: 

  • a colour passport style photo 
  • for PWC users (jet ski or jet bike), an RYA personal watercraft profiency certificate 
  • for powerboat users, an RYA powerboat level 2 or above certificate 

The watercraft owner will also need to have insurance, with minimum £3 million third party liability.

You'll be able to register for this year in March.