New to boating
Suddenly got the urge to buy a boat to use on the rivers, some coastal work and to take to France to use on holidays. I seem to be getting conflicting information as to what I need to have in the way of any paperwork. All I do have so far without owning a boat is my level two powerboat licence that I did back in 2009.
I understand to use on say the river Trent I need to purchase a monthly or yearly pass to use said rivers, boat insurance is also advised
For using at sea, do I need to have a vhf radio licence or anything else
Can anyone help me please.
I also have a chance of buying a Shakespeare 600 that I really like the look of, probably not an ideal started boat but it's more of the look of it that gets me. Maybe a bit fickle. Far too powerful for rivers I know but it's just a boat that I like after looking at so many, it has a cuddy but that would be only used for stuff , not to sleep in.
Any advice please on the above