One of the most common questions when you are thinking about having a boat is if it is necessary to register little boats.
It should be taken into account the fact that any vessel with or without a motor and any open boat are considered as a boat. Knowing that, the next step is getting a boat registration, and for that you must have:
• Insurance. It is similar to the car insurance, there are many levels of cover, but you’ll usually need to have ‘third party’ insurance. You can have more information and consult many types of insurance companies in the UK in this website.
• Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) certificate. This is the equivalent to the car driving license, they make sure that every registered boat reaches the requirements to verify a safe navigation either for privately managed and non-private boats. You will need to get examined once every four years. It is not compulsory, but it may affect your boat insurance for fear of harming yourself and visitors. For more information you can visit their website.