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Old 30-05-2018, 07:53 PM   #1
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Hi there,
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

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Old 01-06-2018, 08:18 PM   #2
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Try asking the RYA about river use, visiting foreign ports etc.
VHF radio licence, why not but there's quite a few unlicensed users out there.
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