No licence cost boater £1,085

Published: Friday, 22 May 2009
BOATER David Payne has been taken to Court by the Environment Agency for not having a registration licence whilst moored on the Nene, and fined £1,000 plus £85 costs by the magistrates.

Even though he was moored in Oundle Marina, the inspectors found his boat, and he received the maximum fine at Corby Magistrates' Court, and also ordered to pay costs to the Environment Agency, whose inspectors check registrations.

Sarah Nicholson, prosecuting, told magistrates that the boat registration fee avoided was only £2, but because the boat was unregistered, the licence fee of £664.10 had also not been paid.