Bases that welcome shared ownership narrowboats

Bases that welcome

shared ownership narrowboats

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Base Canal Fee Phone Mg'd Self mg'd Wkshop Hookup Mooring
Shropshire UnionNoNoYes
Acton BridgeTrent and Mersey Canal1,7190160 852945YesYesYesNoMooring available in the yard, no dedicated berth
AldermastonKennet and Avon Canal2,45901189 714123YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
AlvechurchWorcester & Birmingham Canal2,5790121 4451133YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
AndertonTrent and Mersey Canal2,69901606 79642YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
AqueductMiddlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal01270 525041YesYesYesYes - every berthDedicated berths
AstonTrent & Mersey Canal2,16401785 819702YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
AynhoSouth OxfordshireNoNoYes
BarbyNorth Oxfordshire01788 890486NoNoYes
Barton TurnsTrent & Mersey Canal1,909marina: 01283 711666 workshop: 01283 711113YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
BlackwaterLlangollen Canal2,45901691 624391YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
BlisworthGrand Union CanalNoNoYesNo
BraunstonGrand Union Canal01788 891373NoNoYes
BridgewaterBridgewater Canal2,800NoNoYesNo
BromleyTrent & Mersey Canal0844 247 3970YesYesYesYesService bays plus flexible mooring
Caen HillKennet & AvonNoNoYes
CalcuttGrand Union CanalNoNoYesNo
Circus BasinGrand Union CanalNoNoYes
CrickGrand Union Canal01788 824034NoNoYes
DevizesKennet & Avon CanalNoNoYes
DraytonBirmingham & Fazeley Canal07483 173271YesYesYes
DroitwichDroitwich Junction CanalNoNoYes
DunchurchNorth Oxford Canal07491 650909NoNoYes
Elton MossTrent & Mersey Canal1,65001270 760770YesYesYesYesOn line moorings
EtruriaTrent & Mersey CanalNoNoYes
FennyOxford Canal01295 770461NoNoYes
FradleyTrent & Mersey CanalNoNoYes
Frouds BridgeKennet & Avon Canal01189 714508YesYesYes
GaileyStaffordshire and Worcestershire Canal01902 790612YesNoYes
GaytonBlisworth Arm of the Grand Union Canal2,50101604 858685YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
Goytre2,45901873 880516YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
Gt Haywd Anglo WelshStaffs &Worcs Canal01889 881711NoYesYes
Gt HaywoodTrent & Mersey Canal2,60001889 883713YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
HarefieldGrand UnionNoNoYes
Hawne BasinDudley No 2 CanalNoNoYes
HeritageMacclesfield CanalSpecia01782 785700YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
Heyford FieldsGrand Union 07902 216870NoNoYes
HillmortonNorth Oxford Canal2,40001788 540149YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
HilpertonKennet and Avon Canal2,65701225 765243YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
Kings BromleyTrent & Mersey2,400NoNoYesNo
Kings LockTrent & Mersey junction with Middlewich branch01270 760770YesYesYesYesService bays plus flexible mooring
Leek BranchCaldon CanalNoNoYes
Lower ParkLeeds & Liverpool01282 815883NoNoYes
MerciaTrent & Mersey01283 703332NoNoYes
N KilworthLeicester line, Grand Union Canal2,16001858 881723 / 07977 909806YesYesYesYesWharfside
NantwichShropshire union Canal2,60001270 625122YesYesYesYesService bays plus flexible mooring
NewburyKennet & AvonNoNoYesNo
NorburyShropshire Union Canal2,30001785 284292YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
OthertonStaffs & Worcester CanalNoNoYes
OverwaterShropshire Union Canal2,50001270 812677YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
OxfordshireSouth Oxford Canal2,200NoNoYesNo
ReedleyLeeds & Liverpool Canal2,00001282 413860YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
Sally BoatsKennet and Avon2,800NoNoYesNo
ScarisbrickLeeds & Liverpool Canal01704 821197NoYesno
ShowGrand Union Canal07961 574231NoNoYes
Sowerby BridgeCalder & Hebble Navigation & Rochdale Canal1360.801422 832712YesYesYesBy arrangementService bays plus flexible mooring
SpringwoodCoventry Canal02476 393676NoYesYes
Stockton TopGrand Union CanalNoNoYesNo
Stratford-upon-AvonStratford-on-Avon Canal01789 264224YesNoYes
StreethayCoventry Canal01543 414808NoNoYes
SwallowStratford-on-Avon CanalNoNoYes
Swanley BrLlangollen Canal01270 524571NoNoYes
TattenhallShropshire Union Canal2350 01829 771742YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
TeddesleyStaffordshire and Worcestershire Canal2,20001785 714692YesYesYesYesService bays plus flexible mooring
VentnorGrand Union Canal 01926 815023NoNoYes
WeltonGrand Union Canal, Leicester Line2,23201327 842282YesYesYesYes - via metered cablesDedicated berths
WhitchurchLlangollen Canal2,18901948 662012YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
Wigrams TurnSouth Oxford and Grand Union Canals at Napton Junction2,40001926 817175YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
WinkwellGrand Union CanalNoNoYes
WorcesterWorcester and Birmingham Canal2,72901905 734160YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
WrenbuyLlangollen Canal2,45901270 780544YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
YelvertoftGrand Union CanalNoNoYes

If you know of any other shared ownership narrowboat bases, please let us know

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.