Boat Safety Scheme advice surgery to be held on Malthouse Broad

Advice on the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) will be given at a surgery at Ranworth Tourist Information Centre on Sunday 12 October 10am – 4pm.

The BSS is an MOT style examination for boats which have engines, cooking, heating, lighting and refrigerating facilities.

The last tranche of boats required to comply with the scheme includes all inland waterways private sailing craft and private motor boats under 11 sq m. Compliance will be mandatory by 1 April 2009 and owners are advised to check out their craft to ensure they comply.

BSS examiners and staff from the BSS office and Broads Authority will be at the surgery to answer questions and offer first hand advice. Owners are invited to bring their boats along.

The Boat Safety Scheme Essential Guide can be bought from the Broads Authority or BSS office for £6.30 (plus postage and packaging) or downloaded from

Lists of examiners are available from the Broads Authority.