Welsh launching regulations

Launching a sib in Wales and Anglesey requires several regulations to be first done by the owner before you can get on the water.

There are 2 things that need to be done firstly you need to insure your boat for public liability to the amount of at least 3 million pounds most reputable insurers are happy to do this over the phone the cost varies with each company but should cost around £30 a year for a boat of less than 3.6 meters and using an engine of less than 9.9hp but beware this does vary with each insurance company.


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Once you have your insurance you then need to register your boat this can be done in several ways you can do it by post or with the slipway attendant both ways you need to show your insurance certificate.


If registering by post the cost is £15.00 if registering via the slipway attendant it costs £20.00

Once registered you will receive a set of registration number stickers which need to be displayed on your sib in an easy to see from the beach location.


For a sib of under 3.6meters and using an engine of less than 9.9hp there is no charge to use the slipway

If your sib is more than this size and has a larger than 9.9hp engine then you also have to pay to use the slip way at current it is £16.00 per launch

More detailed information can be found at


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Anglesey launching slipways

1. Trearddur Bay Slip way.

2. Traeth Bychan Slip way.

3. Rhosneigr access point.

4. Rhoscolyn access point.

5. Beaumaris slip way.

6. Menai Bridge slip way (Porth y Wrach).

7. Bull Bay

8. Llaneilian slip way.

9. Sandy Beach access point.

10. Holyhead Sailing Club slip way.

11. Lligwy beach.

12. Church Bay

13. Penrhos beach (Holyhead).

14. Bol Sach slip way. (coast guard slip way, Holyhead).

15. Cemaes Bay.

16. Fryars Bay