Aston Marina welcomes shared ownership boats

Aston Marina

on the Trent & Mersey Canal

  • MANAGED BOATS: Yes (currently BCBM)
  • SELF-MANAGED BOATS: Yes
  • VALETING: Provided by marina for self-managed boats or by management company
  • WORKSHOP: Yes
  • PUMPOUT: Full pump-out service and DIY are available during office hours
  • ELECTRIC HOOKUP: Yes
  • MOORING ARRANGEMENTS: Dedicated berths
  • MOORING FEE (60ft boat): 2,164
  • TURNROUND DAYS: Friday and Saturday
  • EXTRA FACILITIES: Bistro, Bar, Farm Shop & Butchers offering local produce

Aston is an excellent new Marina serving the eastern side of the Four Counties Ring. It has an extensive Farm Shop offering a wide range of quality products many from local sources as well as a Bistro serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Servicing and turnround checks as well as a valet service are available. The marina has full slipway and hardstanding facilities plus a complete workshop where mechnaical & internal repairs and complete boat painting is now offered.


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Shared ownership narrowboats currently thought to be moored at Aston Marina

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Name Len Stern Layout Shares Berths Bkg Engine Repl Loos Mgmt Launch Web
Benbow62S/Trad<S D G B E Z )126DrawNanni2BCBM2003
Bittern58S/Trad<S D G B Z )136FlexiBeta 431CC2007
Black Swan62S/Trad<S D G B E Z )12.56DrawNanni2BCBM2003
Dawn Mist61S/Trad<Z B S D G )12.54DrawNanni1BCBM2014
Explorer62S/Trad<S D G B E Z )12.56DrawNanni2SELF2004
Firefly58S/Trad<S D G B Z )126ListCanalline20111BCBM2007
Halcyon58S/Trad<S D G B Z )156FlexiBeta 431CC2007
Keynsham58S/Trad<S D G B Z E )126ListBMC 1.82BCBM2002
Oasis Too58S/Trad<S D G B Z )126ListBarrus Shire20131SELF1998Yes
Solace58S/Trad<Z B G D S )116FlexiCanalline1CC2013
Venture50Cruiser<J G B Z )64InformalBeta1SELF2002
Willow58S/Trad<S D G B Z )116FlexiBeta 431CC2004

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.