You are free to travel the sea, lakes and rivers by canoe, rowboat or sailboat, and except for a few canals and locks it costs nothing.
You can also use motorboats on the sea, stretches of river (provided they are part of a navigable river) and lakes larger than 2 square kilometres (0.75 square miles). However, there may be local bylaws restricting the use of motorboats on lakes and rivers. You are allowed to pull any kind of vessel ashore in open country for a short time. If you wish to moor at a private dock or jetty, you must seek permission from the owner or user. You can use mooring rings, bolts and similar equipment in open country for short periods so long as this does not seriously inconvenience the owner or user.
When boating in open country, remember: