Download PWC and Powerboat Registration registration form.

Please return the completed form to Caernarfon Harbour Trust, Harbour Office, Manton, St Helens Road, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 2PF. Once the form is returned an invoice will be issued by email and upon the balance being settled in full the permits will be released by post. (Dependant on Covid 19 regulations it may become possible to register on the day at our Office). Alternatively please complete and return the registration form along with a cheque for £35 payable to Caernarfon Harbour Trust.

The fee for registering the vessels will be £35 per registration.

During the 2020/21 season Caernarfon Harbour Trust faced a significant increase in communication from users regarding the safety of navigation and naturally calls for action regarding the manner of navigating vessel within the Harbour Limits.

The Trustees of Caernarfon Harbour Trust following the recommendation by our Marine Advisory Committee have committed to overall improvements to the management of navigation throughout the Harbour Limits. A key measure in this commitment is to implement this new registration system.

I would like to inform you that Caernarfon Harbour Trust is implementing a Power Vessel registration system during this season. 2021/22. This will align YHCHT with both Gwynedd Council and Anglesey Council’s existing registration system.

To authorise power vessels to navigate within the Harbour Limits, all day launching vessels will be required to register with either YHCHT, Gwynedd Council or Anglesey Council and display the appropriate registration permits. The appropriate registration permits must be displayed in a visible position on the port and starboard side of the vessel above the waterline. Unfortunately at this stage we are not able to accept vessels registered by Conwy Council as their registration stickers are not deemed adequate to assist in identifying vessels at a distance.

We consider this a positive step in the right direction and builds upon the successes Gwynedd Councils original registration initiative has offered. We would ask that all operators and individuals assist in making this system effective. Once this system is fully operational, effectively almost all public launching sites in North Wales will operate cooperatively with this registration system by ensuring that all PWC and Powerboats that launch on daily basis will display large identifiable and traceable registration numbers.