Gayton Marina welcomes shared ownership boats

Gayton Marina

on the Blisworth Arm of the Grand Union Canal

  • MANAGED BOATS: Yes (currently BCBM)
  • SELF-MANAGED BOATS: Yes
  • VALETING: Yes
  • WORKSHOP: Yes
  • PUMPOUT: Full pumpout service
  • ELECTRIC HOOKUP: Yes
  • MOORING ARRANGEMENTS: Dedicated berths
  • MOORING FEE (60ft boat): 2,501 (discounted for ABC-managed boats)
  • TURNROUND DAYS: Fridays and Saturdays
  • EXTRA FACILITIES: Shop

Gayton Marina is located on the Blisworth Arm of the Grand Union Canal between the villages of Gayton and Blisworth in Northamptonshire. The attractive marina is well equipped with a shop selling boat spares, canal maps, guides and confectionary.


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Shared ownership narrowboats currently thought to be moored at Gayton Marina

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Name Len Stern Layout Shares Berths Bkg Engine Repl Loos Mgmt Launch Web
Breaking Dawn61S/Trad<Z B S D G )12.54DrawBeta1BCBM2016
Cotonwood58S/Trad<S E Z B D G )126ListNanni 1.92BCBM2007
Hera62S/Trad<Z B D E S G )12.56DrawBeta 43BCBM2012
Isis62S/Trad<S D G E B Z )12.56DrawBeta 432BCBM2010
Maia62S/Trad<Z B D E S G )12.56ListBeta 432BCBM2011
Morpheus63S/Trad<Z B Z J G )6Fixed wksBMC 50OURN2006Yes
Phoenix No 162S/Trad36Ad hocYanmarSELF2001
Rodbaston58S/Trad<S E Z B D G )126ListBeta 4320112BCBM2003Yes
Sometimes58S/Trad<S E Z B D G )106ListBeta 4320092BCBM1999

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.