A recently published page on the CRT web site makes misleading claims that it is impossible to comply with the law on continuous cruising if you have “fixed obligations, such as education, employment or healthcare, in any one area”. The article wrongly states that you cannot live on a boat without a home mooring if you stay in “one area” but “must use the boat to genuinely cruise in a mainly progressive fashion (A to B to C to D rather than A to B to A to B) from place to place”.
Where it is written
Well, we’ve published this under ‘Law’. Thing is, it’s not.
No person shall moor or leave a vessel in contravention of a notice prominently displayed by the board in or beside any inland waterway
(a) prohibiting the mooring of all vessels, or of vessels other than the kind of vessel or vessels specified in the notice, on any part of the inland waterway so specified; or
(b) making requirements as to the manner in which vessels are to be moored in the part of the inland waterway so specified and (without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing) the means by which vessels are to be fastened or secured; or
(c) specifying the maximum period, hours of the day or night, or days of the week, during which mooring (whether of all vessels, or of vessels of a kind or kinds specified in the notice) is permitted or prohibited, as the case may be.
We have just received the following press release from Nigel Moore, who has won his case on appeal: