Owning a boat on the River Thames
Imagine owning your own boat… a home from home in a tranquil riverside setting to enjoy any day, weekend or evening. From canoes and small powered boats to motor cruisers and narrowboats, the River Thames is the perfect place to start your adventure.
There are a large number of boatyards dotted along the river that sell new and used boats to suit all budgets. Search in the right hand box to find a boat broker.
Once you’ve got your boat, you will need to register it with the Environment Agency, visit their River Thames boat registration pages for more information.
There’s a wide range of boating facilities and services along the River Thames, such as base moorings, boat repairs and fuel sales. To find out what’s available see our Marinas and Services section.
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Whether you're on a powered boat or a kayak you'll find our information for boaters section essential to keep your trip trouble free and enjoyable.
From where to refuel or service your boat to where you can permanently moor it, you’ll find all the information you need.
The British Marine Federation (BMF) is the trade association for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry.