Holidays afloat: If you are looking for a narrow boat holiday you are sure to find the perfect one here. We have found the very best in holiday boat companies for you. Canal boat hire guarantees a unique way of seeing the country. If you have been on narrowboat holidays before you will know the wonders they have to offer. If you are new to canal holidays find your ideal holiday starting point here.
Marinas and Boatyards: Marinas & Boatyards listed alphabetically by name. Find details of boatyard & marina services, marina facilities, narrowboat moorings including residential moorings, and winter storage where applicable. Also moorings for Cruisers, Widebeams and Dutch barges.
Boat builders & fitouts: Find your ideal boat builder here. Plenty of choice and best advice from professional boat builders. Thinking about having your perfect narrowboat, widebeam or dutch barge built? Whether you want a shell, sail-away, partial or complete fit-out, you will find the right company here. Or if you want your boat stretched or re-fitted...
Boat handling & other courses: Find your nearest RYA Training Centre or RYA course. Whether you want Helmsman Training or Crew Training, you will find what you need here. From short courses to longer boating experience holidays, on your own narrowboat or on the trainer's own boat - it's all here for you. Plus you will also find other courses to suit your needs. Whether you want to study boat painting, sign-writing, fender making, boat building, or diesel engine maintenance, you will find the best course for you here.
Boat servicing & repairs: companies and individual tradesmen including carpenters, electricians, gas technicians, central heating engineers, mechanics & plumbers
Examiners and surveyors: Here you will find a good selection of Boat Safety Examiners, plus boat Surveyors and Valuers. Please be aware of all those who specify a particular region for their operations - not many of them offer a nationwide service!
Fuel cleaning: Diesel bug is on the rise due to higher levels of bio elements being introduced through regulation. Our recommended companies below ensure your fuel keeps in tip top condition and protects your engine. Don't be caught out! Prevention is far better (and less costly) than cure and if you need more information about fuel contamination, tank cleaning and keeping your fuel clean, you can be sure you will find it here.
Hull maintenance & repairs: Need your boat blacked? Need to strip your hull down to the metal? Look no further. We have listed several companies who have dry dock facilities and specialise in narrowboat hull sandblasting, re-plating and blacking.
Insurance, legal and finance: Find companies that offer narrowboat insurance, legal services for boaters, or even help you make your dream of owning your own boat become a reality. A range of professional services that will be able to sort you out, whatever your needs.
Postal Services: How do you manage when you live aboard a boat and no longer have the luxury of a permanent address? Here we show you some alternatives to a PO box, marina address or post restante. Whether you need an address for personal use or for your business, you are sure to find something to suit your budget.
Rescue and relocation: Find companies that can move your boat by road, or by water. Find also rescue and recovery services - no matter where you are or what has happened, there is always someone to come to your aid....
Signwriters & painters: traditional sign writers and sign painters, masters of canal art including castles and roses, professional boat painters, and suppliers of vinyl lettering,