Bases that welcome shared ownership narrowboats

Bases that welcome

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Base Canal Phone Mg'd Self
Wkshop Hookup Mooring
Leeds and Liverpool CanalYes
Coventry & Ashby CanalsYes
Acton BridgeTrent and Mersey Canal0160 852945YesYesYesNoMooring available in the yard, no dedicated berth
AldermastonKennet and Avon Canal01189 714123YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
AlvechurchWorcester & Birmingham Canal0121 4451133YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
AlvecoteCoventry CanalYes
AndertonTrent and Mersey Canal01606 79642YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
AqueductMiddlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal01270 525041YesYesYesYes - every berthDedicated berths
ArmadaNorth Oxford Canal07880 660660Yes
AstonTrent & Mersey Canal01785 819702YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
AylesburyGrand Union CanalYes
AynhoSouth OxfordshireYes
BarbyNorth Oxfordshire01788 890486Yes
Barton TurnsTrent & Mersey Canalmarina: 01283 711666 workshop: 01283 711113YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
BlackwaterLlangollen Canal01691 624391YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
BlisworthGrand Union CanalYesNo
BraunstonGrand Union Canal01788 891373Yes
BridgewaterBridgewater CanalYesNo
BromleyTrent & Mersey Canal0844 247 3970YesYesYesYesService bays plus flexible mooring
Caen HillKennet & AvonYes
CalcuttGrand Union CanalYesNo
ChirkLlangollen Canal01691 774558Yes
Circus BasinGrand Union CanalYes
Cont Cruis'gYes
CrickGrand Union Canal01788 824034Yes
CropredySouth Oxford Canal01295 758911Yes
DevizesKennet & Avon CanalYes
DraytonBirmingham & Fazeley Canal07483 173271YesYesYes
DroitwichDroitwich Junction CanalYes
DunchurchNorth Oxford Canal07491 650909Yes
EtruriaTrent & Mersey CanalYes
FazeleyBirmingham & Fazeley Canal01827 261138Yes
FennyOxford Canal01295 770461Yes
FradleyTrent & Mersey CanalYes
Frouds BridgeKennet & Avon Canal01189 714508YesYesYes
GaileyStaffordshire and Worcestershire Canal01902 790612YesYes
GaytonBlisworth Arm of the Grand Union Canal01604 858685YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
GoytreMonmouthshire & Brecon Canal01873 880516YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
Gt Haywd Anglo WelshStaffs &Worcs Canal01889 881711YesYes
Gt HaywoodTrent & Mersey Canal01889 883713YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
HarefieldGrand UnionYes
Hawne BasinDudley No 2 CanalYes
HeritageMacclesfield Canal01782 785700YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
Heyford FieldsGrand Union 07902 216870Yes
Hill FarmStratford-on-Avon Canal07971118953YesYesYes
HillmortonNorth Oxford Canal01788 540149YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
HilpertonKennet and Avon Canal01225 765243YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
Kings BromleyTrent & MerseyYesNo
Kings LockTrent & Mersey junction with Middlewich branch01270 760770YesYesYesYesService bays plus flexible mooring
Kings Orchard01543 433608Yes
Leek BranchCaldon CanalYes
Lower ParkLeeds & Liverpool01282 815883Yes
MacclesfieldMacclesfield CanalYes
Market DraytonShropshire UnionYes
MerciaTrent & Mersey01283 703332Yes
N KilworthLeicester line, Grand Union Canal01858 881723 / 07977 909806YesYesYesYesWharfside
NantwichShropshire union Canal01270 625122YesYesYesYesService bays plus flexible mooring
NewburyKennet & AvonYesNo
NorburyShropshire Union Canal01785 284292YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
OthertonStaffs & Worcester CanalYes
OverwaterShropshire Union Canal01270 812677YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
Oxford CanalOxford CanalYes
OxfordshireSouth Oxford CanalYesNo
ReedleyLeeds & Liverpool Canal01282 413860YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
Sally NarrowboatsKennet and AvonYesNo
ScarisbrickLeeds & Liverpool Canal01704 821197Yesno
Sowerby BridgeCalder & Hebble Navigation & Rochdale Canal01422 832712YesYesYesBy arrangementService bays plus flexible mooring
SpringwoodCoventry Canal02476 393676YesYes
Stockton TopGrand Union CanalYesNo
Stratford-upon-AvonStratford-on-Avon Canal01789 264224YesYes
StreethayCoventry Canal01543 414808Yes
SwallowStratford-on-Avon CanalYes
Swanley BridgeLlangollen Canal01270 524571Yes
TattenhallShropshire Union Canal01829 771742YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
TeddesleyStaffordshire and Worcestershire Canal01785 714692YesYesYesYesService bays plus flexible mooring
VentnorGrand Union Canal 01926 815023Yes
WeltonGrand Union Canal, Leicester Line01327 842282YesYesYesYes - via metered cablesDedicated berths
WhitchurchLlangollen Canal01948 662012YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
Wigrams TurnSouth Oxford and Grand Union Canals at Napton Junction01926 817175YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
WinkwellGrand Union CanalYes
WorcesterWorcester and Birmingham Canal01905 734160YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
WrenbuyLlangollen Canal01270 780544YesYesYesYesDedicated berths
YelvertoftGrand Union CanalYes

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.