About us

Thames Boat Safety is run and operated by Stuart Burgess who has been in the boating industry for over 40 years and a Boat Safety examiner/surveyor since the scheme was introduced. is here to provide some general information about the Boat Safety Scheme inspection and provide a point of contact to an examiner. You may also find some helpful hints to make your inspection go smoothly.

Boat Safety Scheme

Thames Boat Safety is a member of the Boat Safety Scheme, a public safety initiative owned by the Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency. This scheme is principally a type of 'MOT' for boats. Numerous licencing authorities throughout the UK have adopted this scheme as the minimum standard for craft on their waterways.

FREE Reminder Service

Thames Boat Safety is operating a FREE reminder service to anyone who registers with us. Registration is free and open to anyone who moors their boat on the Thames or River Wey. Remember the inspection can be up to  2 months prior to the expiry date of your current certificate. If the inspection is successful the new certificate will be post dated from the expiry date of the old certificate. Read more...