There are no national mandatory regulations applicable to inland waterways charter vessels however a number of Navigation Authorities have licensing requirements which are used to regulate the inland charter sector. 

Although there is no National Regulation covering inland charter vessels, British Marine along with the Association of Inland Navigation Authorities (AINA) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) developed the Hire Boat Code, a voluntary code of practice.

For further information on the existing Hire Boat Code and the changes that will be coming join British Marine