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Boating community

For boaters without a permanent mooring for their boat on the canal, they can usually moor for 14 days in any one place unless signed otherwise (for example on a short-stay visitor mooring).

The Canal & River Trust's Boat license support officers cover the whole of the canal and record boat sightings at least every 14 days using a GPS app. If a boat has stayed longer than the 14 days, they will be contacted and reminded to move. If a boat continues to overstay without authorisation, then the Trust will begin enforcement action.

If your concerned about a boat overstaying you can contact the local boat license support team, you can find the contact details on the Canal & River Trust website (opens new window).  

Due to data protection rules we can't discuss any details about a specific boat or enforcement activity against them without permission from the boater.

Continuous cruiser monitoring process can be found on the Canal & River Trust website (opens new window).

Supporting vulnerable boaters

Boating can be a great lifestyle, but we know it can get tough at times. To help out, we want to put boaters in touch with the people who can help. The Canal & River Trust website has more details of  help to support vulnerable boaters (opens new window).  

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