Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina welcomes shared ownership boats

Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina

on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal

  • MANAGED BOATS: Yes (currently Any company welcome)
  • SELF-MANAGED BOATS: Yes
  • VALETING: Yes -bookings taken on day of departure
  • WORKSHOP: Yes
  • PUMPOUT: Full pumpout service
  • ELECTRIC HOOKUP: Yes - every berth
  • MOORING ARRANGEMENTS: Dedicated berths
  • MOORING FEE (60ft boat): £3,015.00 or deposit £500.00 & 10 payments of £266.50
  • TURNROUND DAYS: Any day (engineering and cleaning subject to availability)
  • EXTRA FACILITIES: Fully Staffed 7 Days A Week; Chandlery Service, Brokerage Service, The Galley Café, Conference Facilities, Diesel, Pump-Out, Coal & Gas
  • WEBCAM: Yes

Opened February 2009 – Aqueduct Marina is an established 147-berth marina and boatyard near Church Minshull, at the heart of Cheshire's canal network. With long and short term moorings, slipway and boat repair facilities, the Marina offers excellent facilities in a superb rural setting. Located on the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal, this is an ideal cruising base with convenient access to both the Trent & Mersey and Llangollen Canals, along with the Cheshire and Four Counties cruising rings. Surrounded by 100 acres of farmland networked with walking trails, the Marina benefits from easy access to the M6, Crewe station, Chester and North Wales.


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Shared ownership narrowboats currently thought to be moored at Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina

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Name Len Stern Layout Shares Berths Bkg Engine Repl Loos Mgmt Launch Web
Avington58S/Trad<S D G B Z E )126ListBeta 4320142BCBM2002
Dragonfly.58S/Trad<S D G B Z )206Fixed weeksBarrus Shire1SELF2002Yes
Orchid52Cruiser<Z B G S )124ListBMC 1.81SELF2001Yes
Pendlebury58S/Trad<S D G B Z E )126ListBeta 4320142SELF2004
Ramsden58S/Trad<S D G B Z E )246ListNanni2SELF2010
Rivendell58S/Trad<S D G B Z )varies6Fixed weeksVetus 33hp1SELF2004
Ryebank58S/Trad<S D G B Z )126ListNanni 2.22SELF2007
Slipstream58S/Trad<S D G B Z E )124ListBeta 382SELF1997
Vulcan60S/Trad126DrawNanni 40hp1SELF2000Yes
Zenith52S/Trad<S D G B Z )84ListBeta 19031SELF2001

Moorings for shared ownership boats will depend on availability of space at the time of an enquiry.

We realise that many other bases will also welcome shared ownership boats, so please let us know of any that should be included here. We would also welcome any updates to the information shown or any suggestions for adding to it.

Please email any suggestions to Andrew.

Boatshare - the shared ownership of a narrowboat - is a cost effective way of enjoying a narrow boat holiday cruising the canals. For around the price of a week's narrowboat hire, you can own a share of a quality narrowboat and cruise for three or more weeks each year. Shared ownership means shared costs. If you own a twelfthshare in a narrowboat, then you pay only a twelfth of the cost of maintaining the narrowboat. Narrowboat boatshare has been growing in popularity for more than 20 years. There are now more than 200 shared ownership narrowboats on the English and Welsh canals. Buying a narrowboat boat share can cost from around £2,500 to £10,000 for a twelfth or 8% share. Boatshare is not timeshare. The boat is owned by a syndicate, and the syndicate has arrangements for choosing weeks on board the narrowboat. Narrowboats are sometimes incorrectly called barges. Canal cruising holidays are one of the best ways to slow down and relax, while enjoying the English and Welsh countryside and its wildlife as well as seeing a significant part of Britain's industrial heritage. Boatshare of a narrowboat means that you own a share of the boat and it is yours for as long as you wnat to keep it. You can offer your narrowboat share whenever you choose to do so. This site provides independent information about narrowboat boatshare and what is involved in shared ownership of a narrowboat. The site also provides links to sites that have narrowboat boatshare shares for sale. If you see this text about shared ownership of narrowboats, your browser either doesn't support frames or the support it has is disabled. Modern browsers all support frames so you should be able to see the information about narrowboat boat share as intended.