2023/24 Season runs from April 1st to March 31st.
Gwynedd & Anglesey Councils and Caernarfon Harbour Trust (CHT) operate a strict registration scheme for all PWC’s. If you wish to launch from ANY of the County’s locations, 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 , Conwy Council, Caernarfon Harbour Trust & PWCGwynedd, we are happy to let you know that the reciprocal agreement is back in place between all of the above. Although their registration & day launch fees differ slightly, this agreement means that you can register with any of the councils and use the registration in all others. DAY LAUNCH FEES will still apply though
Gwynedd Registration: £60 (The previously discounted rate for renewal of “small” year sticker only is no longer offered)
Anglesey Registration: £35 ( if just renewal of “small” year sticker only, £30 payable)
Caernarfon Registration: £35 (if just renewal of small year sticker only, £30 payable)
you need to pay a Daily Launch Fee (£22 Gwynedd/ £20 Anglesey) every time you wish to launch your craft.
Alternatively you can opt for a Seasonal Launch Permit, which combines the registration fee and daily launches at any beach / slipway for the whole season, without the need to pay further launch fees.
*Seasonal Launch Permits are County specific. If you launch “out of county” you will need to pay a day launch fee. This is due to the Council’s having different budget and accounting systems*
Seasonal Permit Prices
Gwynedd:£170 online application.
Anglesey: differs slightly, being £160 via postal application, in person at Council Maritime Office (Llangefni) or at an authorised Launch Venue. You can also pay over the phone. Hopefully there will be an online registration option for 23/24 season.
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.
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 (Anglesey Only). 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 Online (Gwynedd only) or 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 for Anglesey). 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.
Caernarfon Contact Points
Ty Seiont. St Helens Road. Caernarfon