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Pleasure Boat Class C Licences for Poole Harbour

Any person who wishes to be in charge of or navigate a pleasure boat/vessel for the purpose of letting it out for hire to members of the public or to be used for carrying passengers for hire, must obtain licences from the Local Authority.

You can use these application forms to apply for the above licences.

The application forms are available in 2 forms to download: 

  • a pdf version to print off and complete or
  • a Word version to download and type into which allows you to keep an electronic copy.
  • The licence fee for applications to be issued on, or after, 1st April 2017 is £73. 

This licence fee is in addition to the inspection fee that is payable direct to one of the council's authorised boat inspectors at the time of the annual inspection.

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

Class C are boats that are 'self drive' and hired out. Above are the terms and conditions which will be printed on the licence. Before you apply for a licence please read these and the 'Notes for Applicants'.

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 the address below.

Return completed form to:
Environmental Services
Unit 1, Newfields Business Park, 2 Stinsford Road, Poole
BH17 0NF

Tel: 01202 261700
Email: environment@poole.gov.uk

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Contact us

E mail environment@poole.gov.uk

01202 261700

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Environmental Services,
Unit 1, New Fields Business Park,   Stinsford Road, Poole
BH17 0NF