New Environment Agency Regulations.


The E.A. has adopted new bylaws relating to registration of boats on the River Thames, now any boat that is in the water will need to be registered and insured. Prior to January 2011 if you had a boat on a mooring and did not use it you did not need to register it.


To register your boat if it has an engine you will need a Boat Safety Certificate, unless it is a small open boat with an outboard motor and no electrical installation.

A minimum of third party insurance with £1,000,000 of cover is now required.


The maximum penalty for failing to comply with registration requirements is £1,000, fine and the E.A can also remove and impound a boat.


We can help with; -

Free no obligation advise on the new requirements,

Arrange for a boat safety inspection by an independent examiner

Undertake any work required.

Introduce you to our insurance provider IRCM

Carry out hull and structural surveys

Assist in the disposal of your boat.


The aim at Wraysbury Boathouse, is to provide the best possible service to all boat owners. We have modern well equipped facilities which enable us to undertake all types of yacht and boat work in wood, GRP and steel. We offer the full range of services you would expect from a well established family run business.


We are members of the British Marine Federation, British Small Boatbuilders Association the Thames Boating Trades Association, and the International institute of Marine Surveying.

We are your local IIMS small craft surveyor. Over 38 years experience working on boats on the River Thames has given us a depth of knowledge and experience to enable me to provide a professional surveying and consultancy service.

In addition to having the facility to inspect most boats up to 32 feet at my own premises we are able to travel to where a boat is located to carry out my inspections.

We would also be willing to offer advice to those having boats repaired or restored professionally as well as guidance and tuition to anyone wishing to carry out their own work.


Wraysbury Boathouse is located on the north shore of the Royal River Thames 100 yards downstream of Old Windsor Lock by river or you can find us in the historic Village of Wraysbury. 28 Old Ferry Drive, TW19 5JT. Five miles from junction 13 M25 and junction 5 M4

Telephone 01784 482569,