Shire Cruisers welcomes shared ownership boats

Shire Cruisers

on the Calder & Hebble Navigation & Rochdale Canal

  • MANAGED BOATS: Yes (currently BCBM, Carefree Cruising)
  • SELF-MANAGED BOATS: Yes
  • VALETING: Yes
  • WORKSHOP: Yes
  • WORKSHOP FACILITIES: Full servicing, maintenance and painting services.
  • PUMPOUT: Full pumpout service
  • ELECTRIC HOOKUP: By arrangement
  • MOORING ARRANGEMENTS: Service bays plus flexible mooring
  • MOORING FEE (60ft boat): 1360.80
  • TURNROUND DAYS: Friday, Saturday
  • EXTRA FACILITIES: Small chandlery, canal shop. Pubs and restaurants on site and nearby.


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Shared ownership narrowboats currently thought to be moored at Shire Cruisers

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Name Len Stern Layout Shares Berths Bkg Engine Repl Loos Mgmt Launch Web
Debdale58S/Trad<S D G B Z E )126ListNanni 2.22SELF2006
Dragonfly58S/Trad<S D G B Z )166FlexiBeta 431CC2006
Jenny Wren58S/Trad<S D G B Z )146FlexiCanalline20121CC2008

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.