2021/22 Season runs from April 1st to March 31st.
Gwynedd & Anglesey Council operate a strict registration scheme for all PWC’s. If you wish to launch from ANY of the County’s beaches you MUST register your craft and pay a daily launch fee or purchase an annual Launch Permit, which includes unlimited launching. You must also have your craft adequately insured (to include public liability cover)
*IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR 2021 ONWARDS*
With a lot of work having been done between Gwynedd Council, Anglesey Council & PWCGwynedd, we are happy to let you know that the reciprocal agreement is back in place between the two Council’s. Although their registration & day launch fees differ slightly, this agreement means that you can register with either council and use the registration in the other.
Unfortunately, Conwy Council were not ready to agree with unification this time & as such are not part of the reciprocal agreement at this time.
Gwynedd Registration: £45 via postal application/ £45 with a beach warden ( If just renewal of “small” year sticker only, new vessel ID number stickers not needed £35)
Anglesey Registration: £35 with a beach warden
you need to pay a Daily Launch Fee (£20 Gwynedd/ £20 Anglesey) every time you wish to launch your craft.
Alternatively you can opt for a season ticket, which combines the registration fee and daily launches at any beach / slipway for the whole season.
* If taking out a Seasonal Permit for Anglesey, you are still required to pay the Registration Fee in addition to the Seasonal Permit*
Seasonal Permit Prices
Gwynedd:£150 via postal application or via a Beach Warden at any authorised Launch Venue
Anglesey: differs slightly, being £160 via postal application, at Council Maritime Office (Llangefni) or at an authorised Launch Venue
FOR ANGLESEY ONLY : If you register with Anglesey County Council and purchase their seasonal launch permit, you qualify for a discounted price of £110 if you have the RYA PWC qualification, or other qualifying RYA course. Please complete your forms carefully to ensure you get your discount.
*2021 onwards. Gwynedd Registration will shortly be moving to an online option only. I will post the link as soon as I have it. Anglesey are not quite ready with their online process, but are now able to take online payments instead of cheques. I will post the link to pay as soon as I have it, but the wardens at many locations will have card readers in order to process your application. You can, of course, still pay by cash if you prefer.
If you unsure whether your RYA course qualifies for the discount, you can contact the Maritime Department on PEM@Anglesey.gov.uk
Click the links below to download the registration forms, and details of fees payable. Please ensure you also read the “Rules & Regulations link below
Once your application has been received and processed, your official registration stickers will be posted to your home address. Once you have received the stickers they must then be placed in a prominent position (above water level so as to be visible when the craft is on the water). Please bear in mind that postal registrations can take up to 14 days to complete during peak season.
Register with one of the maritime wardens / officers present at the launch site. Your registration stickers will be given to you on the day (You will need to have your Insurance Certificate and proof of Identity with you). Payment can be made by card, but as the wifi in some locations is unreliable, it’s always advisable to have cash with you.
If you have changed your craft over the winter, you will need to transfer your registration over to your new one. You can do this via Postal Route only (Gwynedd or Anglesey Council)
The fees for this service are:
£35 (small “year” permit only)
£45 (small “year” sticker plus new ID numbers)