We introduced Byelaws on Loch Lomond to reduce disturbance to wildlife, local people and visitors, as well as improve safety. Legally, if you are using motorised vessels on Loch Lomond you’ll need to register it with the National Park Authority and display the registration number on your vessel.
Boat registrations run from 1st February – 31st January each year.
Return your form by post or in person to: Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway (address top right).
If you are registering for the first time or re-registering without your renewal form, you’ll need to provide proof of identity, either in person or by post. This can be either a UK passport or driving licence (or other form of photographic ID), supported by a utility bill or credit card statement containing your address and phone number.
If registering in person your ID must be originals, not copies. If you are registering by post or email, please scan your original document and include a copy with your completed form. We cannot return scanned copies but they will be securely destroyed once your identity has been verified.
Please note: Use of the slipway for non-powered vessels is free, provided they are not launched using a vehicle.
From 1st April 2019, for security reasons, we will no longer be able to accept cash payments at the slipway.
We are also introducing a charge for launching commercial powered craft. The introduction of a commercial charge is in keeping with other similar services around the loch and will help to manage the use of the slipway to ensure that recreational boat users’ access to this service is protected.
You can find the updated charges below. If you’re unsure how this affects you, please download our frequently asked questions document at the bottom of this page.
|Launch pass type||Cost (from 01/04/2019)|
|Multiple launch pass||£80|
|Single launch pass||£20|
|Commercial vessel multiple launch pass||£250|
When you have registered and paid, you will be issued with two annual marks, two full sets of registration numbers, letters and backing sheets, a copy of the byelaws booklet and a card to assist you in the recognition of buoys marking the navigational hazards of Loch Lomond.
For those opting for the Multiple Launch Pass, you will be issued with a receipt for your purchase along with a copy of the Terms & Conditions to the use of the Multiple Launch Pass and National Park launch facilities. Your purchase of the Multiple Launch Pass will be recorded on the boat registration database and applies to the relevant vessel registration number.