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12v LED Lighting for Boats & Caravans: Fitting out with 12v LED lighting gives a great saving on battery power.
24 volt.co.uk: If you have a 24 volt system (or are thinking of installing one) this site has information pages and can recommend the most appropriate solar panels, wind turbines and lighting systems for your application.
A & K Insulation Ltd: Specialist Polyurethane Coatings for boat interiors and other applications
A. M. Models: Sells a range of model narrowboats and has some useful lists of ex-working boats.
Aardvarks & Maffi's Boat: Maffi says "I sold my house to buy a narrowboat. Life for me now is just a peaceful cruise down the canal. No stress, no worries and most important no work".
Abacus Designs: Embroidery kits of a wide range of canal and waterway scences.
Abbotshood Cycle Hire: Adult Tricycles, Tandem, Mountain Bikes and Comfort Bikes on the Grand Western Canal.
Abebooks.com: Search this network of independent booksellers worldwide. Includes specialist book sellers selling new and secondhand waterways books.
ABNB Andy Burnett Narrowboat Brokerage: Boat brokerage.
Aboat Free Quote Ltd: On-line form for boat insurance quotations
Accessible Boating Association: Operate 2 boats, Dawn (available for self steering by experienced Helmsmen but usually hired with a skipper) and Madam Butterfly (self-steer only). Both craft have facilities for disabled passengers.
Acorn Engineering: Founded in 1986 as a narrowboat electrical systems supplier and manufacturer of the Kestrel alternator controller, they have now taken over at Warble Wharf whre they operate chandlery and offer Gas, Diesel, Pump Outs and water for passing boaters.
Adverc Battery Management Ltd: Adverc BM have been providing marine and automotive electrical power management solutions since 1983
Afloat boathire: Afloat Boat Hire is based at Kings Bromley Marina on the Trent & Mersey Canal, with plenty of routes to choose from you can plan your holiday.
AG Lester and Sons: Established in 1890 and providing design and production of bespoke metal products, including canalware.
The Aire Valley Towpath Route: Links the 22 km length of towpath on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal between Leeds and Saltaire and is suitable for all towpath users.
Airedale Boat Club: Airedale Boat Club was founded in 1959
Airedale Cruising: Skippered Cruises aboard narrowboat Lizzie-Jean starting from the centre of Skipton, on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Albatross Marine Limited: Albatross are the sole UK retail and distribution point for Python-Drive flexible drive-shafts. they also specialise in the distribution, sale, and repair of new and reconditioned PRM Marine Gearboxes.
Alde UK: Boat central heating systems.
Aldridge Piling Equipment: Provide piling equipment and plastic sheeting piling to waterways contractors, the EA, BW, Canal Trusts and Marine owners.
All Aboard Marine Services: A Marine Engineer based at Newbury serving the Kennet and Avon Canal and River Thames
All European Waterways: A website for European inland waterways tourism with coverage of eleven countries plus the UK.
Allens (of Oldbury) Register: The Register that records the history behind a type of narrow boats branded under the name of Les Allen.
Alvechurch Boat Centres: Holiday narrowboat hire from 7 bases. Also boat building and brokerage.
Amber Boats: The Amber boats company was founded by Paul Geary in October 2003 in Gdansk. The factory started to produce narrowboats and export them to the Great Britain.
American Canal Society: Covers the USA with links to other canal societies in the States and some outside.
Amperor & Associates Ltd.: Suppliers mobile power solutions, e.g voltage stabilisers (stable 12 volts) inverters, to DC-DC converters to Flip DVD players.
Andersen Boats: Boat hire based at Middlewich on the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Anderton Boat Lift: The official BW site with restoration progress information and a webcam.
The Andrew Dyke Pages: Inculdes the Evesham Floods Easter 1998, Narrowboat 'One Moore' and The Building of Narrowboat Lord Toulouse
Andy Clarke - Boat Safety Scheme Examiner: An approved Boat Safety Examiner, based in Oxfordshire.
Angie Howard's website: Pictures of the Caledonian Canal and the Witham Navigable Drains .
Anglo European Marine Ltd: An independent Marine Surveying and Consultancy company, headed up by Balliol Fowden, offering a comprehensive service.
Anglo Welsh: A large narrowboat hire company with a good choice of bases and boats.
Annie's Launch: A narrowboat available for private charter to cruise the River Stort. In the galley Annie displays her skills as a chef specialising in Far Eastern cuisine.
Anonymoss: Alan Moss has details of the town of Stone, his boat and cruises.
Ansty (Warwickshire) Club & Institute Ltd: offering facilities for boaters alongside the Northern Oxford Canal.
The Antidote web pages: Photos of Alastair Wiles's narrowboat together with layout drawings and other information about the boat.
Aqua Narrowboat Hire: Based on the Trent & Mersey Canal near Burton upon Trent.
Aqua Narrowboat Hire - Canal Boat Build: The build and fitout of Aqua Narrowboat Hire's second hire narrowboat. Colecraft Shell and fitout by Aqua Narrowboat Hire.
Aquafax: Specialists in bowthrusters, marine toilets, pumps, steering and control systems. The branch at Braunston specialises in the canal boat market.
Aqualine Marine: A range of Dutch barge, narrowboat and wide beam craft from the New and Used Boat Co.
AquaQuero: A waterways directory and search engine for inland and coastal waters.
Aqueduct Brokerage: Located in Cheshire on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union with easy access from the M6, Crewe railway station and the surrounding area.
Aqueduct Marina: A 147-berth marina and boatyard, opened in 2009, at Church Minshull,on the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal.
AREandARE narrowboat blog: Barry and Sandra from New Zealand, of the 2009 & 2010 travels and adventures aboard NB Northern Pride on Britain's waterways - to the stories of their return journey in March 2013, and purchase of 'AREandARE, to live on 'indefinitely' from 11th April 2013
Arlen Hire Boats: Four narrowboats from 3 to 6 berth based on the Lancaster Canal.
Artist on the Waterways: On this site you can view oil paintings and prints by the artist Sylvia Hankin who is a member of the Guild of Waterways Artists.
Ashby Boat Company: Hire boat company on the unspoilt and lock-free Ashby Canal.
The Ashby Trip: Operators of 2 boats and from Sutton Cheney Wharf on the Ashby Canal.
Ashtree Boat Club: Based near Rugley on the Trent & Mersey Canal
Aspley Wharf Marina: A marina in the centre of Huddersfield.
The Association of Inland Navigation Authorities: AINA represents the inland navigation authorities of the United Kingdom. It's aim is to facilitate the management, maintenance and development of navigable inland waterways as an economic, environmental and social resource.
Association of Nene River Clubs: The Association of Nene River Clubs is an umbrella organisation for the boat clubs on the River Nene. It provides liaison between the clubs and other bodies such as the Environment Agency and the R.Y.A.
The Association of Pleasure Craft Operators: The APCO is the main trade body for Inland Waterway Businesses, representing over 140 independent companies offering River and Canal Holidays.
The Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs:
Athene: Details of the 2 books "ATHENE": Anatomy of a Dream and "ATHENE": The Odyssey Continues.
Augusta Canal: Constructed in 1845 the Augusta Canal along the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia, survives as one of the most intact canal systems in the United States
Australian Canal Society: Devoted To The World's Inland Waterways.
Avon Canal Boat Hire: Based on the River Avon in Evesham, in the heart of Shakespeare country, just 15 miles down river from Stratford Upon Avon.
Avon river Cruises Ltd: From September onwards "Silver Salmon" boat trips and river cruises are available from historic Bristol docks. Pre-booked private charter hire is also available for any occasion, with on board catering if required.
Away 2 canal: Birmingham canal public trip boats. Enjoy a one hour canal trip out into the country from Birmingham city centre. A fully heated public canal trip boat with a catering facility including a bar and toilets.
The Aylesbury Canal Society: Formed in 1971 to promote the use of the arm and to run the basin moorings, the Society has gained an enviable reputation for welcoming visitors.
Aylsham Navigation: The navigation opened in 1779 to extend the navigation of the River Bure and was effectively closed by flood damage to lock in 1912.
Aylsham Navigation: This is a website for those interested or involved with the project its progress. The website is interactive and there are many features available to those that register.
B K Marine & Vehicle Heating: Napton based company carrying out sales, service and installation of heating systems to Sailing Yachts, Motor Boats, Narrow Boats, House Boats, Barges as well as vehicles, mini buses, coaches, trucks and motorhomes.
Bag Lady Luxury Hotel Boat: Baglady offers holidays for two on the Thames and is a new vessel built in the style of a Dutch Barge, commissioned in 2004 and fitted out by her owner operators, Roy and Sue Farman.
Baker Street Marine: These boats have been designed for not only coastal cruising, but also for of cruising the vast majority of inland waterways throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
Banks Hire Boats: Based in Selby.
Barden UK Ltd: Suppliers of Batteries, Chargers, Inverters, Solar Panels and Wind Generators
Barge Association: Previously called the Dutch Barge Association (DBA) this site covers UK and Dutch Barges.
Barge Spotting: A log of narrowboats and barges spotted at Church on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Barnowl Narrow Boats: Provide full building and fitting services from bare shell to finished boat, including engine fitting, electrics water systems, woodwork and coach painting
Barnsley, Dearne & Dove Canals Trust:: Helping to restore the canals
Barrie Morse: Marine Surveyor and Examiner
Barton Turns Marina: Situated at Barton Under Needwood near Burton on Trent on the Trent & Mersey Canal.
The Basingstoke Canal Authority: Guardians of the Basingstoke Canal.
Basingstoke Canal Boating Club:
The Basingstoke Canal Society: As the guardian of the Basingstoke Canal, the Society promotes and campaigns for the sustainable future of the Canal as a navigation. Through the John Pinkerton Canal Cruises operation, it also raises money which is used to fund maintenance and improvement works undertaken by Society voluntary work parties.
Bath & Dundas Canal Company: Boat hire and bed & breakfast at Dundas on the Kennet & Avon and Somerset Coal canals.
The Bath Canal Boat Company: A small canal boat hire business offering wide beam boats on the Kennet & Avon canal
Bath Narrowboats: Cruises on the Kennet & Avon Canal.
BC Boat Management Ltd.: specialise in managing and looking after all types of boats which are owned by syndicates of people who want to leave the hassle of looking after, and running the boat to somebody else.
Beacon Boats: A Leicestershire based business building individual bespoke and specification narrowboats.
Beacon Park Boats: A small family run narrowboat hire company on the Monmouth & Brecon Canal in South Wales.
The Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust: Promoting the development of a Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway.
Bedford Boat Club: A private club founded in 1950 with some 30 moorings located on the ‘River Great Ouse’ between Cardington lock and ‘Priory marina’. Membership is by application, interview and election.
Ben Harp Narrowboats: Boat fitter based at Great Haywood, Stafford.
Ben Sutcliffe Marine: Ben Sutcliffe-Davies is a qualified Marine Surveyor for Yacht, Motor Yacht or canal craft. He is based in South Wales, and covers most of the UK.
Berthsearch.com: Berths and moorings to buy or rent on coastal or inland waters. Berths and moorings for sale can also be placed on this site.
Bespoke Model Boats: Scale models of your own narrow boat, cruiser, Dutch barge or other boat, for display or as a remote controlled working model.
The Best Boating Resources on the Web: General and international boating links.
Beta Marine: Selling a range of inboard diesels and generator sets that are supported via their extensive distributor/dealer network
Beverley Beck Boating Association: The Association's main purpose is to provide, promote and support safe maritime activities while encouraging much greater use and care of the Beck and our waterways.
Bewdley Pipes & Pottery: Making replica clay pipes and a range of Narrowboats scaled at approx 1/72 hand painted in the styles of the traditional carrying companies and other canal related objects.
Bidford Boats: Hire boats based on the Warwickshire River Avon between Stratford-upon-Avon and Evesham.
Bill Fen Marina: Attractively priced marina moorings in the Middle Levels.
Birmingham Canal Navigations Society: A mix of pages about the BCN and the BCN Society.
Black Buoy Cruising Club: Based near Knowle on the Grand Union Canal
Black Country Living Museum: Situated next to Dudley Tunnel with moorings for visiting boaters.
Black Lion at Consall Forge: A well known pub beside the Caldon Canal.
Black Pig Fenders: Boat fenders using 30mm rot proofed natural fibre rope for the cores and a hitched covering of either sisal or black staple spun polypropylene rope. Also available is a range of metalwork including mooring equipment, windlasses, fixings, chain etc.
Black Prince Holidays: Five bases, covering the canal system of England and Wales, with 80 narrowboats for hire.
Black Prince Owners site: Providing owners of Black Prince boats with an insight into their history, design and with the hope of increasing information through owner contributions.
Blackbird singing: Diary of a drifter, afloat on the canals and rivers of Britain
Blackstone Canal Conservancy: The forty-five mile long Blackstone Canal was opened in 1828 connecting Worcester, Massachusetts to Providence, Rhode Island.
Blackwater Boats: Canal holidays on the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation, the secret waterway of Essex.
Blackwater Meadow Marina: Situated at Ellesmere on the Llangollen Canal.
Blakes Paints: Paint manufacturer.
Blisworth Images: A collection of old photographs of scenes in and around Blisworth, Northamptonshire,dating from as far back as 1880.
Blisworth Marina: Blisworth Marina is situated on the outskirts of Blisworth village in Northamptonshire at Gayton Junction on the Grand Union Canal.
Blisworth Tunnel Boats: Narrowboat hire on the Grand Union Canal
The Blue Lias Inn: A pub with moorings at the bottom of Stockton Locks on the Grand Union Canal.
Blue Star Surveys: Boat Safety Examiner and Marine Surveyor. Professional and reliable service in the Yorkshire and North England area.
Bluewater Boats Ltd: Boatbuilder based at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
Boat Finder Brokerage Services: Brokerage based in Cheshire.
Boat Handling Tuition - Tony Ward: Boatmaster offers friendly, informal, inexpensive training on your own narrowboat. Midlands & Northern Home Counties.
Boat Hoods Direct: Manufacture, supply and fit tailor made boat hoods, covers and canopies for narrow boats and cruisers. Based at Redhill Marina, Ratcliffe-on-Soar.
The Boat Inn - Whittlesey: Pub on Kings Dyke in the Middle Level.
The Boat Inn: An independent free house opposite the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire
Boat Jumble Association: A listing of boat jumble events to be held throughout the UK
The Boat Museum: The Boat Museum in Ellesmere Port brings Britain's canal history to life, with exhibitions in the historic dock and the largest collection of inland craft.
The Boat Museum Society: The principal aim of the Society is the preservation of the historic boats, skills, knowledge and way of life of the waterways. The Society founded the Boat Museum, which it continues to actively support.
The Boat Owners Marine Store: Based at Castleford, Yorkshire, offering a range of Chandlery, Canalware & Dinghies for inland and coastal waters.
Boat Painter - Stuart Atkinson: Boat Sprayer & Painter based in Yorkshire.
Boat Safety UK: Boat Safety Examiner providing pre examination, yearly check in Worcestershire or Warwickshire and Full Boat Safety Examination & Certificate services.
The Boat Shop - narrow boat consultants: A site intended help with all your narrowboat requirements. They aim to provide all the information needed for buying or selling narrowboats.
The Boat Supply Co.: A range of marine products available on-line.
Boat-electrics.com: Boat-electrics.com is the online brand name of FX Technology, a leisure industry service company established in 1981, and the trading name of Jack Giles Eng Tech MIIE.
Boat-Safe-UK: The trade name of Heat-Seekers Ltd, a small company based in Northumberland providing gas and lpg services, and boat safety examinations in northern England and all over Scotland.
boat-share.net: Syndicate boat shares for sale
The Boater's Christian Fellowship: Inter-denominational Christian fellowship for waterway enthusiasts
A Boater's Wedding: The wedding of Joe and Jackie Jones on the Llangollen Canal.
Boaters Phone Company: A source for everything you need to know about using mobile communications while traveling on the waterways or elsewhere.
The Boating Association: The association concentrates its efforts on making boating on rivers and canals safer and more pleasant for all its members
Boating Days: Canal boating holidays, full weeks, short breaks & day hire based at Acton Bridge on the Trent & Mersey Canal.
BoatingLinks.com: Directory of Boating Links on the Web. Boaters can compare boats, charters, products, and information sources available on the web.
Boatmail.co.uk: A full Internet based mail forwarding service launched in March 2008
Boatpaint: The paint sales arm of Quay Lane Boatyard Ltd of Gosport, Hampshire.
Boatr: A specialist search engine based on Google which aims to make it easier to find information about boats and the inland waterways.
Boats and Canals: A website related to the Boats and Canals of the World Forum
Boats and Canals Forum: An independent forum for canal, water and boat lovers.
Boats and Cruising: A blog of events leading to a new life afloat.
Boats to Go: An advertising site for buying or selling all types of boat.
Boats4sale: Free Ads for boaters.
boats4u: boats4u introduces people who wish to purchase a narrowboat to the people that have a narrowboat for sale.
boatshare.co.uk: This boatshare web site is not affiliated to any shared ownership company and is totally independent.
Boatwoman's Space: A Wannabe Liveaboard's Journey
Bolinder Engines: Information, Engines, Manuals and Spares for these diesel engines.
The Booze Cruise: A 30,000-word account about a canal boat holiday with six people. Over 100 photos.
Botany Bay Boat Yard: The yard has been trading for many years near town of Chorley on the Leeds & Liverpool canal.
Bradford Waterways: Dedicated to the re-opening of Bradford's Canal. The plan includes the building of two retail parks, a business park, 4.5 km of new canal with 6 marinas and various water features.
Braidbar Boats: A small family run business, building just 6-8 luxury boats each year. Claim flexibility regarding steelwork and interior craftsmanship.
Branson Boat Design Limited: The company use CAD (computer aided design) technology to produce accurate boat kits for the boat builder wanting to build a steel boat quickly and efficently.
Braunston - Welcome: A lot of information about Braunston and the area around including the canals and boating activities.
Braunston Canal Society: A group of volunteers working on the canals at Braunston, Northamptonshire, where the Oxford and Grand Union Canals meet.
Braunston Marina Ltd: Boat Brokerage and marina services.
Brecon and Abergavenny Canal History: A Powys Schools site illustrating canal transport in the 19th century.
Brenmarl Engineering Ltd: Narrowboat brassware and stoves.
Brian's Canal Pages: Tells of the restoration of NB "RUMPUS" which was built in 1976 as a day hire boat.
Bridge Boats: Boat hire based on the Thames at Reading.
Bridge Boatyard: Located in Ely, Cambridgeshire, on the River Great Ouse.
The Bridge Inn Ratho - Edinburgh Canal Centre: The Bridge Inn, incorporating The Edinburgh Canal Centre is an inn that also runs cruises and provides services to boaters.
Bridgehouse Marina & Caravan Park: Situated ten miles north of Preston, close to the market town of Garstang
Bridgewater Canal: The navigation authority of the Bridgewater Canal.
Bridgewater Motor Boat Club: Formed in November 1951, the club is the oldest on the Bridgewater and is probably one of the oldest in the country.
Brigham Sailing Club: Based at the canalside village of Brigham, 5 miles south of Driffield and 15 miles north of Beverley.
Bright Green Energy: Provide solar and wind green energy products, systems, accessories and services at low prices with friendly, helpful and professional advice.
Bristol Fashion: Life afloat on a 50 foot long Dutch barge style narrowboat based on London's canals.
The Bristol Packet: Public & Charter Boat Trips on the river Avon between Bath and the Bristol Channel and in Bristol's Floating Harbour
Britain's Waterways: Sample pages of this book by Brian Roberts.
British Canoe Union: The British Canoe Union (BCU) is the lead body for canoeing and kayaking in the UK.
British Inland Waterways: Pages by Gerry Cork
British Marine Federation: The trade association for the leisure marine industry including boatbuilders and marinas as well as other businesses.
The British tourist board: Includes a good Waterways information section for visitors.
British Waterways Home Page: British Waterways information and links to other pages.
British Waterways Marinas Limited: 10 marinas across the country, from Lancaster in the north to Bath in the south.
Broads Authority: The navigation authority for the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.
The Broads Society: Promote the future well-being of the Broads area, and provide a focus for all who are interested in the region
The Bruce Charitable Trust: A registered charity which provides four wide-beamed canal boats on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
The Buckingham Canal Society: Restoring the Buckingham and Old Stratford arms of the Grand Union Canal.
Bude Canal and Harbour Society: Information about the history of the Bude Canal, its present state and future plans
Budgie Transport: Cruises, from May to September, on the Lancaster Canal covering a total of 35 miles from Barton (near Preston) to Tewitfield (the present terminus).
The Building and Journeys of Narrowboat Harnser: Tells the story from 1997 to the present day, including the building of the boat and journeys since she was launched.
The Buildingof Narrowboat Drift-A-Way:
Burton Waters Marina: Located on the Fossdyke close to Lincoln.
Busy Boats: offering cruises along the Grand Union Canal, from their base at Bugbrook, Northamptonshire.
Bywater Holiday Cruises: Hotel based accommodation and travel on horse boat Sian on the Montgomery Canal or live-aboard narrow boat hotel, Rose.
Cabincare: Suppliers of Vandal Guards and Fly Screens for boats.
Caen Hill Marina: The Caen Hill Marina is a 250 berth narrow boat marina Located at the base of the iconic Caen Hill Lock flight, a famous landmark on the Kennet and Avon canal.
Calcutt Boats: Boat Hire and marina facilities based on the Grand Union Canal near Napton.
Calder Navigation Society: The society was formed in 1969 as an association of Boaters, Ramblers and others who are interested in the preservation and development of the Calder & Hebble Navigation, the Huddersfield Broad Canal, the Wakefield Branch of the Aire & Calder Navigation, and other associated waterways.
Calder Valley Marine: Engineering, boat-building and servicing based at Apperley Bridge Marina and Savile Town Wharf.
Caldwell's: Narrowboat Window Manufacturers.
Caley Cruisers: Operate 13 different classes of hire cruisers on the Caledonian Canal.
Cambrian Cruisers: Boat hire on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.
Camden Canals and Narrowboat Association: A registered charity, who operate Tarporley, Camden's community narrowboat. CCNA is run by volunteers, who work with this traditional antique narrowboat.
Canal & River Trust: The charity which took over responsibility for 2000 miles of canals and rivers in England & Wales from British Waterways on 2 July 2012.
Canal & Rivercraft Services: John A Polley is the principal of Canal & Rivercraft Services which encompasses Boat surveying in most disciplines and materials
Canal and River TV transmitters: A collaborative project to list TV transmitter information for each canal and river. Your input is welcomed.
Canals & Rivers Boating & Leisure Magazine: Includes past articles, editorial and subscription information relating to this monthly publication.
Canal and Tipi Experience: Explore the historic Kennet and Avon Canal, from the Thames, through Reading, over the 29 locks of the Caen Hill Flight at Devises, to Bath and Bristol.
Canal Archive: Bridging the Years: Explores the creation of Britain's first commercial waterway, the Bridgewater Canal, and the construction of the Manchester Ship canal over 100 years later.
Canal Arts by Terence: Traditional painted canalware plus other artwork and waterways photographs.
Canal Boat Classifieds: A site that enables canal boat owners to advertise wide and narrow beam boats completely free of charge.
Canal Boat Escapes: A family run company hiring out a modern narrowboat on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
Canal Boat Holidays: Canal boats to sleep 4 or to sleep 6, depending on the size of boat from seven bases.
The Canal Boat Project: Operate a fleet of four accessible boats - 2 dayboats - Dawn Treader and Stort Daybreak and 2 holiday boats - Stort Challenger and Red Watch, fitted to meet the needs of people with a wide range of disabilities.
Canal Boat Sales at Crick Marina:
Canal Breaks: Holiday hire boats based at Hilmorton Locks, close to Rugby, on the northern section of the Oxford Canal.
Canal Camera: Black and white potoraphs of canal scences.
Canal Cargo: Canal maps and cruising guides, books, videos, gifts, chandlery and other canal items online.
A Canal Chronology: USA based dates in canal history.
Canal Cruising: Canal Cruising is one of the oldest hire companies on the canals and after 50 years is still operated by the Wyatt family.
Canal Cuttings: Information and features about canals and their usage - not just a Narrowboat Magazine. The website includes River and Inland Waterways information.
Canal Doctor: Odd- jobs for boats undertaken in the South-east and Midlands.
Canal Ecology: Set up by Jonathan Briggs, who has over 20 years experience of working on environmental and heritage issues on UK canal navigations.
Canal Experience: Run a range of courses for boaters on the Grand Union Canal and River Thames.
Canal Humour by Larry: One canal cartoon.
Canal Marine: An online secure shopping store offering Books, Videos, Gifts, Maps and Chandlery
The Canal Museum - Stoke Bruerne: Not a large museum but packed with interest, inside and out, and close to locks and Blisworth Tunnel.
Canal Navigations: A site covering some of the unique canals found in Britian
Canal Photos: An online image gallery of the inland waterways
Canal Planner: Info Club's Canal Planner for Windows - route planning software for PCs.
Canal Prints: Bold lino prints of various elements of the canals by artist Eric Gaskell. Also a book of these prints.
Canal Search: Dedicated Search Engine For The Canals And Waterways Of The U.K.
The Canal Shop - Whilton Chandlery: Situated alongside the bottom lock of Buckby Flight of the Grand Union Canal.
The Canal Shop Company: Stocks books, maps, guides, t-shirts, oval brass plaques, needlework kits, videos, Rosie & Jim items & other waterway related items.
Canal Side Retreat: hire a luxury gazebo complete with sauna, hot tub, music (ipod dock) and TV/sports. With private mooring on the Llangollen Canal.
Canal Society of Indiana: Canal Society of Indiana was established to bring together those who share a common interest in Indiana's historic canals
Canal Society of New Jersey: Lively canal society pages.
Canal Store: Canalstore is run by Margret, Brian and Nigel from Thorn Marine on the Bridgewater canal. They have been running a successful chandlery and day boat hire buisiness for over 20 years.
Canal Tours: Promote canal cruises in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France.
Canal Walking: An online journal in words and photos documenting walks along various canals in the UK.
Canalboat Holidays Ltd: Narrowboat hire based at Weedon on the Grand Union Canal.
Canalbreaks.com: A family owned canal boat hire company offering self-drive narrowboat holidays from their Coventry base.
canalcuttings.co.uk: An online canal magazine with information for all users of the canal and inland waterways of the UK, flowing, tidal and idle.
Canalia: An online magazine dedicated to Britain's historic canals and waterways. Includes Clifton Cruisers boathire.
Canalia: Hand-painted canalware
Canalmaps Archive: Historic Maps and Plans of Inland Navigation
canals@rigdenage: Reports of voyages round the british canal sytstem.
Canalscape - An eBook by Cyril J Wood: 50 Years of Canal Cruising ... From 1960 to 2010
Canalside Camera: A selection of photographs featuring the inland waterways of Great Britain.
Canaltime: Timeshare narrowboats.
Canoe2 - Canoe Hire: Luxury Camping and Short Breaks on the River Nene in Northamptonshire
The Cape Cod Canal Web Cam: This is a view looking eastward at the Cape Cod Canal.
Capercaillie Cruisers: Canal Boat Hire in Scotland
Captain Ahab's Watery Tales: Journeys of nb Wand'ring Bark along the canals and rivers of England and Wales.
Captain Pugwash:
The Caraboat Club: Produced in the 1970s this craft was designed to be used as a caravan and boat.
The Caravan & Boat Seat Cover Centre: Suppliers to owners of touring caravans, motor caravans, static holiday caravans and boats of all types - particularly narrow boats and other inland motor boats.
Carefree Cruising: A new and different narrowboat shared ownership scheme
Castle Narrowboats: Hire boats, including electric powered boats, based on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.
Castle Wharf: A site which contains details of this project set up to enhance the amenity value of the canal and riverside through Berkhamsted for both citizens and visitors
The Cat's Whiskers - narrowboat: The website is intended to tell the story of fitting out the narrowboat, hopefully helping other people interested in doing the same thing.
Caversham Boat Services: Cruisers for holiday hire and day boats on the River Thames.
Centa Transmissions: Suppliers of a wide range of equipment including propulsion couplings for a wide range of boats.
Central Craftworks Ltd: Quality Bespoke Boatfitters producing narrowboats and wide beam Dutch barges
Champlain Canal Net: A navigation between the Hudson's river and Lake Erie, and the Lake Champlain.
Chanel Narrowboats: Boat builder based at Redhill Marina in Nottinghamshire.
Channelglaze Ltd: Design, manufacture and supply a wide range of aluminium windows for the marine industry.
Chas Hardern Boats: Narrowboat hire based at Beeston on the Shropshire Union Canal.
Chat Narrowboat: A new Narrowboat website where fellow narrowboaters can chat, share ideas, buy and sell and much more for FREE
Cheap Life Jackets: Set up in 1999 with the dual aim of helping to save money, and lives.
The Cheese Boat: Travelling the canals and rivers in England and Wales all year round selling cheeses, chutneys and pickles.
Chelmer Canal Trust: Formerly the Friends of the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation. A voluntary group whose main aims are to preserve the waterway from Chelmsford to the sea.
Chertsey Meads Marine: Thames boatyard with all the usual services plus boat hire.
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Association: Covering the canal and the work of the association.
Cheshire Cat Narrowboat Hire: Based at Swanley Bridge Marina on the Llangollen Canal.
Chespeake and Ohio Canal: The C & O Canal is a 184 mile long National Historical Park. It begins in Washington, D.C. and follows the Potomac River to Cumberland, Maryland.
Chester City Council: The navigation authority for the river Dee from above Chester Weir to Almere Ferry.
The Chesterfield Canal Trust: Dedicated to the promotion and restoration of the Chesterfield Canal and run boat trips on the canal.
Chichester Ship Canal Trust: The Trust aim to preserve, maintain and improve the navigation between Chichester and the harbour.
Chris & Dot's Boating Adventures 2003: Assorted tales from our summer afloat on the English canals, 2003 on the narrow-beam motor cruiser Catcho.
Chris Cruises: Chris Cruises is a family run company with many years experience .
Chris Deuchar's Web Home Page: Pages include Inland Boating and an unofficial Waterways Craft Guild page.
Chris, Kate & James Brown's - Website: Contains canal information, their boat - Louisa May, extending Louisa May and non-canal pages.
"Cindy B" - A Sea Otter: Cindy B is a 26ft Sea Otter, commissioned in 1998, built in marine grade aluminium by Sea Otter Boats Ltd of Derby.
City Centre Cruises: The L.S. Lowry provides restaurant and hospitality facilities on a wide-beamed boat operating from Manchester city centre.
Classic Narrowboats: Classic Narrowboats based at Wheelton Boatyard on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
Claverton Pumping Station: All the opening times, etc. for this historic pumping station on the K&A
Claymoore Navigation: Hire boats based at Preston Brook in Cheshire, where the Bridewater Canal meets the Trent & Mersey.
Clifton Cruisers: Narrowboat hire based on the Northern Oxford Canal near Rugby. Also boatyard services and boatfitting.
Coates & Company: Narrowboats designed by British craftsmen who have had the experience of living on a narrowboat. They hand craft a limited number of distinctively fitted boats each year.
Colecraft Engineering Ltd: Colecraft are one of the biggest builders of quality steel inland waterway craft and have been established for 20 years in the industry.
College Cruisers: Narrowboat hire based in the centre of Oxford on the Oxford Canal.
Collidge & Partners: Narrowboat and inland waterways craft insurance.
Commercial Boat Operators Association: Trading on the waterways.
Concept Boat Competition: An annual competition started in 2001 and run by the British Marine Federation in association with Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
The Conservators of the River Cam:
Copt Heath Wharf: Barston Lane near Catherine de Barnes, Solihull, West Midlands.
Cosgrove Narrowboat Company: Cruising the Grand Union on a trip boat based at Cosgrove.
Cosyhome: A small business offering a sprayfoam service to steel hulled boat builders.
Cotswold Boat Hire: A small family company operating from the Trout Inn at Letchlade 0n the River Thames.
The Cotswold Canals: This website has been created as a result of a photographic survey of the Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals, and contains some 300 photos.
The Cotswold Canals Trust: Restoring the Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals.
Country Craft Narrowboat Holidays: Holiday boat hire based by the five locks at Llangynidr, on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.
Countryside Cruising Holidays: Cruising on the 70 foot, 8 -10 berth narrowboat Lazy Days.
Countrywide Cruisers: A family run canal boat holiday operator based at Brewood in Staffordshire.
The Coventry Canal Society: Includes an art trail along the canal.
Coverit Custom Canopies: Hoods and covers for all types of boat.
Cowroast Marinas: Marina Services and boat sales based at Cowroast on the Grand Union and Fenny Compton on the Oxford Canal.
Craftinsure: On-line quotes for boat insurance
Crest Narrowboats: Narrowboat hire from bases on the Trent & Mersey and Llangollen canals.
Crew-Safe: Specialists in the Crewsaver and Yak range of lifejackets, buoyancy aids and accessories
Crick Boat Show: Information about this annual event.
Crochet Cabin Lace: Crochet Cabin Lace and Porthole Covers for Narrowboats and Cottage Style Interiors a made-to-order service for hand made Crochet Cabin Lace and Porthole Covers.
Crown Narrowboats Ltd: A narrowboat fitter established in 2001.
Cut Signs: Supplier of vinyl lettering and stencil signs for boats.
Cutconnect: CutConnect is a new social networking portal dedicated solely to those using the inland waterways of the UK.
The Cutweb Internet Boating Club: A virtual boating club, with no moorings, club house, etc., affiliated to the AWCC.
Cutworks: Being stretched from 51 to 70' feet at Measham Boats - Dec 2002 - Jan 2003
D & H Canal Historical Society: The purpose of the Society is to preserve, protect and perpetuate the unique history of the Delaware and Hudson Canal.
D & J Narrowboats: Boat fitters, refitting and curtain-making services.
Daddys Boat Co Ltd: Boats are built to customer's own designs and ideas, designed around a broad outline specification.
Daniel Adamson Preservation Society: The historic tug-tender Daniel Adamson was kept at The Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port. In 2004 her owners, the Manchester Ship Canal Company, decided to scrap her. This led to the formation of the Society.
Dave & Liz on Narrowboat Anon: Makers of Windlass Holsters and belts for over ten years. These are sold from their boat "Anon" as well as by mail order.
David Kitching's Canal Pages: Historical information and photographs of the Ashton, Macclesfield and Peak Forrest Canals.
David Thomas Boat Builder: Builds the traditional style narrowboats and Dutch-style narrowboats
Dawncraft Owners Site: All boat owners are welcome here - not just Dawncraft owners - feel free to post any boating related question in the forum.
Dawson Signs: Ready to apply vinyl lettering, cut vinyl graphics for many applications, including boat lettering
DB Boat Fitting: Boat fitters base at Braunston.
The Delaware and Hudson Canal: Constructed from 1825 to 1829 the canal had 108 locks in over a 108-miles. A National Parks website.
Delta Marine Services: Specialist Boatbuilders of Wide Beam River Barges and of Narrowboats.
Denham Marina: Chandlery & services of every description for Inland Boaters.
Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society: Has a mission to fully restore the Derby Canal as close as possible to the original route.
Derek Pratt - Waterways Photo Library: Images from the leading waterways photographer whose work has been seen in books and magazines for many years.
Devizes Marina: Marina and boat sales on the Kennet & Avon Canal.
Devon: This web-site is dedicated to the restoration of a vintage marine engine.
Devon County Council: The owners and managers of the Grand Western Canal, which meanders through 11 miles of countryside between Tiverton and the Somerset border.
Diagonal Lock: Information about "The System & Method for Hydraulic Displacement", patented technology with multiple applications - the primary application being The Diagonal Lock.
Direct Textbook : Textbook and book prices compared on the internet to help you find the lowest prices on new & used books.
The Dorset & Somerset Canal: A canal that was only partly completed and was abandoned around 1803.
Double Dutch: A Dutch couple buy a narrowboat to live on and cruise the UK canals.
Douglas Marine Ltd: Douglas Marine Boatyard is on the River Douglas off the Ribble Estuary, and is accessable by boat from the sea and theLeeds & Liverpool Canal
Dragonfly Narrowboat Hire: A narrowboat hire company, based at Swanley Bridge Marina, on the Llangollen Canal.
Dream Weaver: A private narrowboat syndicate.
Driffield Navigation Gallery: Dedicated to ensuring a wider knowledge of the part played by the Navigation in the history of the area, to promoting the Canal's restoration and use.
The Driffield Navigation Trust: The Managers of One of the Independently Managed UK Waterways.
Droitwich Canals Trust: Completing the Mid-Worcestershire Ring.
Droitwich Canals Restoration: A "text and pictures" website showing the work being done to restore the Droitwich Canals (Barge Canal and Junction Canal) to navigation.
DRS Marine Services: DRS Marine Services Freash wharf estate Highbridge Road Barking IG11 7bw Tel 07962398530 Email davidrstuart@yahoo.co.uk
The Dudley Canal Trust: The Trust has been restoring the underground waterways of Dudley since the early 60's and organises various trips.
Dudley Tunnel Trips: Offering a range of trips through and around Dudley Tunnel.
Duratank Marine Products: A division of Hovercraft Consultants Ltd makers of hovercraft skirts and also flexible tanks for water and effluent.
Dursley & Hurst Ltd: David Hurst and John Dursley were committed boaters involved with the inland waterways in the Eighties: "We have fifteen years experience of narrowboat building".
The Dusty Miller: A pub by Wrenbury Lift Bridge on the Llangollen Canal.
Dutch Barges (DBL) Limited: Based in Shepperton they are not a brokerage but represent buyers who want a Dutch barge. They have 30 years experience and employ a team of retired skippers in Holland
Dvbris: Dvbris is now an all steel 54 foot narrowboat, fitted with a 1967 Lister SR2. She has an unusual hull and a long history.
E&L Insurance: Canal/Narrowboat Insurance providing instant quotations and a discount when you apply for your insurance online.
Eagle and Sun: A pub by Hanbury Wharf and Junction on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.
East Anglian Waterways Association: For fifty years the East Anglian Waterways Association has been campaigning for the preservation, restoration and good management of all inland and tidal waterways in East Anglia.
echandlery.co.uk: 1000's of chandlery items in stock, for delivery to your door.
Edwardian Bedding Co: Made to measure boat mattresses.
Electric Boat Association: Promotes the development in Electric Boating and serves the interests of industry and users.
Elite Furnishings: Manufacturers & Suppliers of: Sofa / chair beds, dinette L shape & bow Cushions. Curtains, pelmets, roller blinds and bed covers all supplied in over 1000 various, high quality fabrics.
Ely Boat Chandlers: Stock an extensive range of chandlery and will obtain other items for you. Feel free to contact them for advice on any aspect of boat chandlery.
Empress Holidays: Narrowboat hire based at Nantwich, Cheshire.
English Crafts: This site displays a wide range of traditional and original designs of crochet lace for boat nets or porthole covers. There are many in stock, or you can order your choice from Liz Bryant, accredited Master in Crochet and Cabin Lace in The Waterways Craft Guild.
Enigma cruising on: A blog of a narrowboat that had its maiden voyage in 2005.
Environment Agency: The main EA site but navigable waterways are only a small part of the EA's work.
EuroCanals: Publish a printed subscription newsletter, aimed primarily at an American audience, titled "Cruising the Canals & Rivers of Europe".
Euromarine Insurance Services Ltd: Narrowboat and motor cruiser insurance.
Exeter City Council: The navigation authority for the Exeter Ship Canal.
Extreme Narrowboating: Bristol to Bath and back in flood conditions - 26-29 May 2000.
Fairfield Control Systems: A company that has provided control and instrumentation services for the Falkirk Wheel, River Weaver Sluice Gates and Anderton Boat Lift.
Fairies Hill Moorings: Reasonably priced moorings on the Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield Section. In a secure secluded rural location.
The Falcon Inn: Pub with excelent restaurant on the River Nene at Fotheringhay.
The Falkirk Wheel: Everything you might want to know about the only rotating boat lift in the world.
Fallwood Marina: Marina and boat buildiing on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Farncombe Boat House: Boat hire, day boats boat sales, etc on the River Wey
Farndon Marina: Marina on the River Trent above Newark.
Fender Maker Ltd: Eric Johns purveyor of the rope and narrowboat fenders
The Fens: Covers the fenland waterways from the Boston area to Cambridge.
Fernwood Boats: Fernwood Boats has been run by Andy and Francesca Munro sinnce 2012 when the took over the business and continue Fernwood's tradition for building high quality (and adventurous!) canal boats.
FerryMaster: John Wilkes has over 40 years boat handling experience. Four years ago he started "FERRYMASTER" and has since moved over 200 craft by sea and inland waterway
Fingal of Caledonia: Fingal is a large crewed barge that cruises Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal
First Mate Guides: Canal guides.
Flagships Holiday Cruises: A collection of small family run businesses that have come together to offer a choice of hotel boat holidays
Floating Down the River: Ian and Dot Hart's pages on Thames boating and Cruising the French Waterways.
Floating Homes Ltd: Builders of steel narrowboats and barges based at Stilton, near Peterborough.
Foam for Comfort: Supplier of made to measure mail-order service offering cushions and mattresses cut to any shape or size.
The Forth and Clyde Canal Society: Formed in 1980 to campaign for the canal's restoration.
Fox's Marina: Boat building, marina and hire boats based at March in the Middle Levels.
Foxhangers Canal Holidays: A family run business who have been providing holidays on the Kennet & Avon Canal since 1974.
Foxton Boat Services: Canal-side boatyard and shop, situated at the bottom of the famous flight of 10 staircase locks, on the Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section.
Foxton Inclined Plane Trust: Foxton Canal Museum and Inclined Plane Trust giving details of this award winning museum, the Locks and Canal system.
Freeman Cruiser Fan Club: For all Freeman Cruiser owners or anyone interested in Freeman boats
French Brothers: River Thames Passenger Boat Operators
French Waterways, Rivers and Canals: France has about 5,000 miles of navigable inland waterways – you can travel by boat from north to south; and east to west, by canals and rivers of great variety, size and scenic beauty.
The Friday Night Club: The canal trips of a long-established men's drinking society based in the small Oxfordshire village of Chilton.
Friends Afloat: The boaters' website which lets you stay in touch with friends and family wherever you are.
The Friends of the Cromford Canal: An organisation whose aim is to see the restoration of the historic Cromford Canal.
Friends of the Delaware Canal: The Friends sponsor walking tours, educational programs, meetings, clean-ups, fundraisers, and social events
The Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway: The Genesee Valley Greenway follows the path of the abandoned Genesee Valley Canal and Pennsylvania Railroad.
Galleon Marine: Narrowboat hire on the Basingstoke Canal.
Gandalf Home Page: The site relating to Thames based cruiser Gandalf. Contains a downloadable table of times between locks on the River Thames
Garth Allan: Waterways Artist and watercolours specialist.
The Gate Inn: Canalside at Amington, near Tamworth, on the Coventry Canal.
Gecko's Progress: This blog chronicles the ramblings of the nb Gecko and its crew - Margaret & Peter - after moving from a house in Bucks onto the boat.
General Ecology Europe Ltd. : Chemical free water purifiers & micro water filters including First Need, Nature-Pure & Seagull IV water purifiers.
George's Canal Boating in UK and Europe: An introduction for those unfamiliar with the pleasures of canal and waterway cruising, as well as a resource for experienced boaters
Gipping Angling and Preservation Society: The society is involved in the preservation and conservation of waters and its inhabitants in and around the Gipping Valley areas. We are also managing agents for the Ipswich Borough Council's "Riverside Road" stretch of the River Gipping.
GJW Direct: Pleasure craft insurance.
The Gloucester - Sharpness Canal Page: Things of interest on and near the Gloucester to Sharpness Canal for boaters and other visitors.
Gloucester Docks and the Sharpness Canal: This site highlights the main features of Gloucester Docks and the 16 mile ship canal link to Sharpness and the sea. Brief details are given about the history of what can be seen today, with many comparisons of old and current views.
Gloucester Harbour Trustees : The Trustees were originally constituted in 1890 and are responsible for a large area of the Severn Estuary and the tidal reaches of the Rivers Severn and Wye.
Gloucester Quays: Details of the plans to develop the land beside the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal adjacent to Gloucester Docks.
Gongoozled: Connecting People Who Love Boating & The Inland Waterways
The Good Boat Company: A boat hire company and marine chandlery on the Norfolk Broads.
Goole Boathouse: Located in a basin beside the Aire & Calder Canal which was formerly used for storage of timber.
Gower Giftware: A family business, based in Northamptonshire, supplying painted canal ware.
Graham & Jane Oliver Home Page: The proud owners of Narrowboat 'Alnwick', a 62 ft. all steel replica motor tug built by R W Davis & Son Ltd. of Saul Junction, Gloucestershire.
Graham Cutmore (Engineering): Specialise in the service, repair, installation and upgrade of all models of Alde heating and hot water systems.
Grand Junction Canal: An account of the Grand Junction Canal, 1792 - 1928, with a postscript by Ian Petticrew and Wendy Austin.
The Grand Western Canal Country Park: Declared a Country Park in 1971 and a Local Nature Reserve in 2005, the canal is owned and managed by Devon County Council, in partnership with Mid Devon District Council.
The Grand Western Canal Trust: The Grand Western Canal Trust was established in 1988 to preserve and enhance this unique waterway for the enjoyment of all users.
Granny Buttons: Log of the narrowboat Granny Buttons on the canals of England, and reflections on inland waterways by Andrew Denny.
Grant and Livingston Marine: Specialising in narrow boats and barges for the inland waterways.
The Grantham Canal Web Site - 1: Web site produced by Owen Rushby
Grantham Canal Partnership: A lot about the canal including photos and interactive maps
Great Haywood Marina: The marina was completed in July 2007 and is situated on the Trent & Mersey Canal at Great Haywood, close to the historic junction of the Staffs & Worcs Canal.
The Great Ouse Boating Association: Providing facilities for, and representing, boaters using the Great Ouse and its tributaries.
The Green Blue: Backed by the British Marine Federation and the Royal Yachting Association they are conducting research and providing advice, to help recreational boating go green.
Grosvenor Marsh Narrowboats: Boat fitters.
Grove Ferry River Trips: Trips and private parties on the River Stour in Kent.
The Guild of Waterway Artists: A group of artists interested in the commercial painting of rivers canals, waterways and other wetlands.
Guildford Boat House: Narrowboat hire on the Wey and Godalming Navigation.
GWV Boat Building: Based at Wildmoor Mill, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, they specialise in building bespoke boats, or boats based upon standard designs.
Gypsy Rover: A middle aged couple from Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand are building a narrowboat to live and cruise on the canals during their retirement
Harefield Marina: Boat sales and marina services.
Harmony Narrowboat Hire: Based at Evesham, on the River Avon for cruising to Stratford Upon Avon and the canal system which takes you onto the Stratford canal, Worcester & Birmingham canal and River Severn. The Avon Ring is available as a two week holiday only.
Harral Brokerage Services Ltd: Boat brokerage based at Wincham Wharf on the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Hartford Marina: Situated on the Great Ouse near Huntingdon.
Harworth Heating Ltd: The UK supplier for heating products, and the home of Bubble products.
The Haycock Hotel: A coaching inn that dates back to 1620 in the village of Wansford-in-England on the River Nene.
Hazel's Photos: Contains some good shots of the Falkirk Wheel.
Heartwood Narrowboats: A small company specialising in bespoke narrowboats, producing 1-2 boats per year.
Hereford & Gloucester Canal Trust: Aim to fully restore the 34 miles of canal and locks which will once again link Hereford with Ledbury.
Heritage Afloat: A national voluntary organisation active in every type of ship or boat preservation across the UK.
Heritage Working Boats Project: The Working Boats Project was set up in 1999 with the objective of rescuing and preserving a number of ex-working canal boats and setting up an educational programme.
Hireboats2go: Hundreds of late booking canal holidays, selected from over 40 top quality family canal holiday firms across England, Wales and Scotland.
Historic Narrow Boat Owners Club: Dedicated to encourage the preservation, restoration and use of working and ex- working narrow boats.
History of the Erie Canal: Historical papers and illustrations
Holiday Narrowboats at Barton Turns: This site has been set up to offer unused Narrowboat holidays at Barton Turns Marina for rent, by owners not wishing to use their weeks.
Hollinwood Canal Society: The Hollinwood Branch of the Ashton Canal ran from Fairfield in Droylsden, through Littlemoss and Daisy Nook Country Park to Hollinwood.
A Home Afloat: Author Gary Cookson interviewed the owners of a variety of floating homes to find out why they chose to live afloat, what decisions they made to achieve their dream and discussed the pros and cons of the liveaboard lifestyle.
Home Page for Cath and Nigel Bromley: Pages that include a Canals section with trip logs and a canal game that lets you navigate round the system.
The Horseboating Society: Promoting horseboating and preserving the heritage and skills of this once common form of transport.
Hotelboat Periwinkle: A 60 feet long hotel narrowboat new for 2003.
Houseboat Magazine: This site is a general American houseboating site, including waterways and lakes and boats. It's the on-line equivelant of Houseboat Magazine. The site is updated weekly.
The Huddersfield Canal Society.: The history of the canal and the 25 year restoration campaign and volunteer activities
Huddersfield Narrow CanalCam Blog: The title says it all.
Humber Barges Ltd: A new, innovative company offering an attractive, low cost, environmentally friendly alternative to road transport.
The Humber Keel & Sloop Preservation Society: The Society operate the Humber Keel 'Comrade' and Humber Sloop 'Amy Howson' from South Ferriby. Both vessels sail but not on a commercial basis
I S Products: Intelligent Security Products for boats and caravans.
I'd Rather be Narrow Boating: Life aboard a newly owned Narrow Boat, boat items for sale and wanted
I.A.Recordings: Industrial Archaeology Recordings is a purely voluntary organisation with no paid officers. Waterways videos are included in their range.
Ice Boats of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal: Based on work by the Nautical Archaeology Society
In the boatshed: A weblog about classic traditional wooden boats,yachts and canoes; boatbuilding and restoration, and paddling, rowing and sailing.
Inland Navigation Photography: Compiled by Bill Chambers, a waterway enthusiast and photographer, who has extensively travelled the waterways.
Inland Waterways: John Law's photographs.
Inland Waterways Association of Ireland: For boating people, anglers, archaeologists and nature lovers.
The Inland Waterways Association: News of activities and campaigns, books and other items for sale and links to some local branches.
Inland Waterways Cruising School: Helmsman's courses based at Stourport on Severn.
Inland Waterways Holiday Cruises: An Hotel boat cruise with Derek and Emma who in 2006 have a new barge called Gallinago. Many will remember their previous narrowboats Taurus and Snipe.
The Inland Waterways Protection Society Ltd: The Society, formed in 1958, campaigns for the Inland Waterways of Great Britain. The Society has a long lease of Bugsworth Canal Basin.
Insurance-4-boats.co.uk: All types of boat insurance, including "Canal Boats".
International Canal Monuments List: A list of "waterways" sites recommended as being of international significance.
The International Institute of Marine Surveyors: The International Institute of Marine Surveyors is an independent organisation with membership open to Qualified Mariners, Cargo Surveyors and other Marine Consultants
The Internet Marina: Boatyards, narrowboats, moorings & other services for the UK canals & inland waterways
Irish waterways history: This site is about some of the more interesting aspects of the history of Irish inland waterways. One major theme is lost, forgotten or abandoned inland navigations.
Isabella River Cruises: A wide beam river boat based on the Thames and surrounding wide waterways.
Isuzu Engines: Since 1936, Isuzu Motors Limited of Japan has specialised in producing automotive and industrial engines which now includes marina engines used for canal boats.
IWA Cambridge Branch: The Branch was formed in the early 1970s and furthers the interests and aims of the Association on the river Great Ouse and its navigable tributaries.
IWA Chiltern Branch : The Inland Waterways Association branch covering the Aylesbury Arm and adjacent parts of the Grand Union main line.
IWA Ipswich Branch: The site of the Inland Waterways Association Ipswich Branch.
IWA London Region: The site of the Inland Waterways Association London Region.
IWA Milton Keynes Branch : The Inland Waterways Association branch covering the parts of the Grand Union main line.
IWA Peterborough Branch: All the news and events of the Peterborough Branch of the Inland Waterways Association.
IWA's 1996 National Rally: Trip on the Canals by Narrowboat to the IWA's National Rally at Windmill End, Netherton/Dudley.
Jameisons Afloat: In 2006 we purchased our brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.
James Brindley: The engineer born in 1716 and best known for his canals and waterways, many of which are still in use today
James's Canal Pages: Information on the Scottish Lowland Canals
Jane Selkirk: Traditional hand painted canalware painted by Jane Selkirk
Jannel Cruisers: Marina services and boat hire based at Burton upon Trent.
Jannock Homepage: The Keens family site.
Jannock Weblog: Jannock is a family owned narrowboat based on the Grand Union canal, at Bourne End.
Jason's Wharf: The oldest trip boat operator in London, running daily cruises between Little Venice and Camden, are celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2001.
JD Boat Services: Produce narrowboats to all stages of completion and have hire boats and share boats.
Jemima D Narrowboat Co-operative: A 37 foot narrowboat owned, operated and used by a co-operative group of twelve shareholders.
Jemima II : Alan and Moira's accounts and photos of their voyages.
The Jewellery Boat: A narrowboat based jewellery maker.
The Jewellery Boat: A narrowboat based jewellery maker.
Jim Batty Stock Photography: Photos of London, the River Thames and narrowboats.
John & Cathy - Having a narrowboat built.: A record of the building and fitout of NB Marmaduke, plus the subsequent journeys on the Inland waterways.
John Bennett's Canal pages: Various waterway pictures.
John Jackson Narrowboat Roach: John and Jenny Jackson deliver coal along the canals of England using their narrowboat Roach. They are approved coal merchants and offer both wholesale and retail services
The John Pinkerton trip boat: The Surrey & Hampshire Canal Society's trip boat on the Basingstoke Canal.
John Widdall Photography: Photos of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal restoration in 1981 and again from 1999 recording the progress of the work.
Jones Boat Chandlery: Boat Chandlers Since 1946
Jones Boatyard: Jones Boatyard offers Boat Sales, Chandlery and Marine Services in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire.
Just Canals: Aim to give you lots of helpful information related to Britain's inland waterways and rivers
Kate Boats: Well established firm of boatbuilders and hire boat operators.
Keepers Lock: A group who sing songs and tell stories about the great era of the canals in England
Keeping Up with the Jones Family: The Travels of the Jones Family, and Narrow Boat "Keeping Up"
Ken's covers: Make custom covers for boats (river cruisers, canal), trailers, jeeps, off-road vehicles, garden furniture and outdoor items
Kendall Narrowboats: Boat fitters based in Liverpool.
Kennet & Avon - The Barge Inn: Honeystreet, Pewsey. An interesting site that includes "The Virtual Barge Inn".
Kennet & Avon Canal Trust: Official Website
The Kennet & Avon Trade Association: Representing commercial interests along the Kennet & Avon Canal
Kennet Cruises: Self-drive day hire for up to 12 passengers and 4-berth narrowboat for holidays and period hire plus party charter hire for parties of up to 44 passengers.
The Kennet Horse Boat Company: Appreciate the beauty of the countryside and the slower pace of yesteryear.
Kent & East Sussex Canal Restoration Group: Provides volunteers to help restore canals and waterways throughout Britain.
Kevin and Ann Warrington's web site: Includes Stuff About Boats and canals.
Khayamanzi: The site of Andrew Edwards who lives on his narrowboat Khayamanzi.
The Khayamanzi Narrowboat Weblog: Andy Edwards' exploits of life afloat and travels around the British inland waterways aboard his floating home Khayamanzi
Kings Bromley Marina: Built in 2002 and extended in 2004 theMarina offers 275 secure berths in a rural setting within 20 minutes of the M6 toll.
Kings Lock Chandlery: Located on the junction of the Trent & Mersey & the Shropshire Union canals at Middlewich providing gas, diesel and an extensive chandlery range
Kingsground Narrowboats: Boat fitters based at Upper Heyford and with moorings at Enslow on the Oxford Canal
Kris Cruisers: Twenty cruisers for hire at Datchet on the River Thames.
Kuranda: Diesel fired hot water, central heating, cooking and electrical power for marine applications.
L.T.C.Rolt: The life and books of this writer, engineer and co-founder of the Inland Waterways Asscoiation,
Lady Antonia of Pangbourne: A hire boat that has a double bedsit, galley with gas hob, fridge and oven, large walk-in shower room and flush toilet and sleeps two adults comfortably.
LadyLine Hotel Boats: Hotel Boats Lady Selena and Lady Margaret brand new for 2007.
Lambon Hull: A company formed to predominately design and build custom made steel boats, to all types of category, and to suit all types of budget.
Lancaster Canal: Black and White - the Story of the Lancaster Canal. A brief history of the waterway.
Lancaster Canal Boat Sales: Boats for sale.
The Lancaster Canal, History and Information: Another site covering the canal.
Lancaster Canal Restoration Partnership: An ambitious multi-million pound scheme to re-open the most northerly 14 miles of the Lancaster Canal to Kendal.
The Lancaster Canal Trust: The Lanky - the website of the Trust. The Trust also run Boat trips on the canal.
latelink.com: Live availability on Last minute boating holidays and short breaks in the UK, France & Ireland
Laurence Hogg Productions: Waterways videos
Le Skerne Boatbuilders Ltd.: The new name for South West Durham Steelcraft Ltd, Steel boat builder established in 1989.
Ledgard Bridge Boats Limited: Builder of both narrow and broad- beam boats
Lee Sanitation Ltd: Toilets, tanks, pumpout and everything connected to sanitation afloat.
Lee Valley Boat Centre: Offer short breaks or weekly holidays aboard 2 - 12 berth narrow and wide beam self-drive and day boats from their base in North East London.
Leeds & Liverpool Canal: An online journal in words and photos documenting walks along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
The Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society: Helping to ensure the survival of the unique traditions of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
The Leeds & Liverpool Canal: A towpath guide to this and some other canals.
Leominster Canal Promotions Ltd: The company have sought to research and publish information and guides to the route, history, personalities and context of the canal
Liam's Boating Website: Log, Gallery and other pages.
Lichfield & Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust: Campaigns for the restoration of the Lichfield Canal, and the Hatherton Canal through Cannock.
Life and Times: Music, Drama, Recordings and Shows.
Linlithgow Union Canal Society: Linlithgow is on the Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal which is 31˝ miles long and links the centre of Edinburgh to the Forth & Clyde Canal at Falkirk.
Listerparts.co.uk: A company exclusively dealing in Lister parts and associated items, claining considerable expertise in the field of parts location, an extensive network of alternative sources and stocks of many items on the shelf for various engines from the 1930s to the present day.
Little Boat Co: A new company specialising in small narrowboats.
Littlehampton Harbour Board: The navigation authority for the River Arun below Arundel Bridge.
Liverpool Boats: Well known narrowboat builder.
Living on a narrowboat: A site packed with information connected with Residential boating.
Living On Boats: Information about living on houseboats or cruising boats in the UK.
Living the Dream: Life Aboard Narrowboat Lois Jane
Llangollen Wharf - Canal Boat Trips: From the Wharf you can embark on a horse drawn or motorised canal boat trip along the beautiful Llangollen Canal
Lock 92: A new site covering the Rochdale, Huddersfield Narrow and Ashton Canals.
The Locker Maintenance & Supply Company Ltd: Supplier of fittings and services for boats and caravans based on the River Wey.
Lockgate Oil Stoves Ltd: Nottingham based supplier of boat oil stoves.
Lockside Antiques: Specialising in selling antique ribbon and lace plates and original Measham pottery as well as brass items and old lace (crochet) edging.
London Canal Cruises : Exclusive private charter daytrips on London's Regents Canal aboard narrowboat 'Helix'.
London Canal Museum: The only London museum of inland waterways. Situated at Kings Cross.
London Canals: A site with a focus on the capital city's waterways.
The London Narrow Boat Project: A registered charity, voluntary organisation based at Braunston, the project offers inexpensive holidays to schools and youth groups throughout the country.
London's Inland Waterways: A towpath and cruising guide.
Longboat Engineering: Carry out servicing and repairs to most types of engines but specialise in the maintenance and repair of Ruston & Hornsby and the Indian built Greaves versions.
Longport Brokerage: Boat sales based at Stoke-on-Trent.
Longwood Boat Club: Situated on the Birmingham Canal Navigations at Longwood Junction, where the Rushall Canal meets the Daw End Branch of the Wyrley and Essington Canal
Louis & Joshua Boat Builders: Boat fitters using Jonathan Wilson and Tim Tyler shells.
Louth Navigation Trust: The Trust seeks to enhance the Louth Navigation canal corridor, by undertaking sustainable heritage programmes of canal and building restoration.
Luxury Afloat: Blithe Spirit is a beautiful 58' semi traditional narrowboat for self drive river and canal holidays. Based on the River Soar between Loughborough and Kegworth at Zouch marina.
Lymm Cruising Club: Situated on the Bridgewater canal near the centre of the village of Lymm, in Cheshire.
Lymm Marina Boat Sales: Located in Lymm in Cheshire on the Banks of the Bridgewater Canal
The Lyneal Trust: A registered charity that provides canal holidays for people with disabilities with their families, friends from Lyneal Wharf near Ellesmere, which is on the Llangollen Canal.
Macclesfield Canal Centre: Marina, boat sales and services.
The Macclesfield Canal Society:
Maesbury Canal Festival: The festival is sponsored by the Friends of the Montgomery Canal and the Shrewsbury Branch of the Inland Waterways Association.
Maesbury Marine Services: Specialists in building & fitting out high quality narrowboats who can customise any design to your individual requirement.
Maestermyn Cruisers: Together with Welsh Lady Cruisers hire boats from their base on the Llangollen Canal
Mail On The Move: The service provided is aimed at people away from home for an extended period, and not staying in the same place, such as boat owners who are away for the summer or live aboard all year round and have no permanent address.
Mainline Solutions: A small company providing Boat Safety Scheme Examination, Mainline Fire Protection and Eco products.
Malcolm Pearson Boats: A site which is collating information about the shells built by Malcolm Pearson at several yards on the B.C.N. in the period 1978 to 1993.
The Malt Shovel: By Cowley Lock on the Grand Union Canal.
Manchester & Stockport Canal Society : The society was formed on the 3rd February 2004 for the sole purpose of restoring the Stockport Arm of the Ashton canal to its head of navigation in Stockport
Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society: Aims to preserve the line of the canal, restore all parts of the canal which remain in water, and eventualy restore the whole canal.
Manchester Cruises: A new (2013) sightseeing venture. Along the Manchester Ship Canal onboard and Salford Quays.
Map of Charnwood Forest Canal: This map was produced in 1791 by the canal's engineer, Christopher Staveley.
Marina Park Services: Marina and boat sales on the Lancaster Canal
Marine Cruises: Operate from three canal holiday bases, on the Llangollen Canal at Swanley Marina, on the Trent & Mersey Canal Kings Bromley Marina near Lichfield and at their Scotish Base at the foot of the Falkirk Wheel.
Marine Engine Services Ltd: Suppliers of diesel engines, spares and accessories for collection or by mail order World Wide
Marine Surveys Ltd.: Michael Carter is the principle surveyor and is an Affiliate member of the Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association (YDSA). and has served on the YDSA national committee since 2003. In 2004 Michael was awarded the title of "Surveyor of the Year".
The Marine Warehouse: The UK's leading online lifejacket store
Marlec Engineering Co Ltd: Rutland Windchargers and other energy products.
Marple - Unofficial Website: Marple on the Peak Forest Canal
Mary Harrison's Canal Pages: This site is about Waterways and Narrowboats, boating and Britain's Canals.
Matrix Controls: Control systems for boat electrics.
Matt's Self Build Narrowboat: Matt's self build blog of his self build Narrowboat project.
MCC Stenson Boatbuilders: Midland Canal Centre well known narrowboat builders.
MDS Battery: A range of award winning Battery Chargers, Inverters, Split Charging Diodes and accessories.
Me and my Narrowboat: The personal blog of JayTee and his life on, and around his narrowboat "Cosmos.
Meander Walking Holidays: A range of self guided walking holidays which follow the waterways of England, Scotland and Wales. Bed and Breakfast accommodation is included.
Medway-Cruiser: nformation that may help you on your voyage either tidal or non tidal river.
Mel Davis Boatbuilders: Specialist Metal Fabricators of Narrowboats by Personal Commission
Mel's Websites: Personal pages that contain a lot of pages about canal boating.
Melton & Oakham Waterways Society: Campaign and actively work for the preservation of the River Wreake (Melton Mowbray Navigation) and Oakham Canal.
Mercia Canal Boats: Mercia Canal Boats Ltd. are part of the established Mercia Group of companies. Based in Dudley, West Midlands.
Mercia Marina: Opened on the Trent & Mersey Canal in 2008, with 600 berths, the marina was based on Willington Lake with five added islands and four promontories.
Mercia Marine (Underwriting) Ltd: UK Boat Insurance Specialists providing cover that includes narrowboats, dutch barges and houseboats.
Merlin Equipment: Leisure and Professional Series Invertors, Battery Chargers, Combination Invertor/Chargers, Battery Monitors, Batteries, Alternators, etc.
Mersey Ferries: Various cruises on Mersey Ferries including trips on the Manchester Ship Canal.
The Mersey Motor Boat Club: Founded in 1932 it is one of the oldest cruising clubs in the country
Messing About on The River: Trip boat and day hire boats on the Bristol Avon.
Metro Float: A wide beam boat in "narrowboat" style designed as a stylish floating home.
MGM Boats: Narrowboat builder with 14 years experience.
Michael Carter: Marine Surveyor & Consultant based in Cheshire.
Michael Clarke's Home Page: Full details, photographs, history, construction, fit out etc. of narrow boat Sika, based on a 62' Northwich Trader Class shell from R. W. Davis, plus more about traditional narrowboat diesel engines.
Michael Stimpson and Associates: Offering a range of Insurance Policies designed to fit the needs of all the users of the Inland Waterways.
Michele Field: A well-established artist in Oxfordshire; whose work consists of pet portraits, landscapes, canals, waterways, flowers, still life, and modern art.
Michelle Martin: Hand painted greetings cards, canal ware and original art produced aboard Willowmoor Art Workshop, a 50ft narrow boat travelling around the Midlands canal network.
Mid Devon Moorings: Moorings on the Grand Western Canal.
Middle Nene Cruising Club: Based at Titchmarsh Mill on the River Nene.
Middle Thames Yacht Club: Founded in 1956, at Richmond upon Thames, moving to Sunbury on Thames in 1960. The objectives of the Club are to promote and encourage motor boating and yachting generally, on the non-tidal and tidal Thames.
Middlewich Narrowboats: Hire boats based on the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Midsummer Renewable Energy: Solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable energy solutions for yachts, narrowboats, caravans, sheds and homes.
Mike Clarke's canal pages: A professional industrial and canal historian and restoration engineer with articles on his field.
Mike Skyner's Homepages: Includes Canal Pages, Glenifer and Kelvin Marine engines.
Mike Stevens' Web Pages: Information on London's waterways plus much more.
Mikron Theatre Company: Formed by Mike Lucas and Danny Schiller, now famous for its national waterways tour, aboard the narrowboat Tyseley.
Mikuni Heating UK Ltd: Specialists in vehicle and marine applications the World over
Milburn Boats Ltd: Bespoke narrow boat builders who custom build narrow boats to your design, giving you the boat to suit your needs. Over 20 years experience in narrow boat building. Located at Daventry, Northamptonshire.
Mileposts on the Trent & Mersey Canal: Pictures and information on the canal centred around its mileposts.
Millar Marine Chandlery: Millar Marine has re-located to Dobson's Boatyard, The Wharf in Shardlow to continue selling quality products at competitive prices.
The Millennium Link - 2: An information and picture resource of the restoration of the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals in Scotland, including construction of the Falkirk Wheel.
MML Electrics: Lighting and electrical products for boats and caravans.
Moneypenny: The website for the 2 berth Shetland 535 boat known as "Moneypenny". Here you can track her progress along the inland rivers around the River Thames and see images from her days out.
Monmouthshire Brecon & Abergavenny Canals Trust:
Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust: Friends of the Montgomery Canal.
Moonraker Narrowboat Company: Medusa is a luxury canal boat on the Kennet and Avon near Bath.
Moons Bridge Marina: Moons Bridge Marina is towards the middle of the Lancaster Canal, near the Market Town of Garstang
Moore Power: Sine wave inverters.
Moore 2 Life: The blog of Ann and Chas who have been living on a narrowboat and enjoying travelling the canals since 2000.
Move Your Boat: The site offers boat owners the opportunity to advertise their boats for free or pay for a more detailed listing.
Mudfords: Supply tarpaulins to cover boats and sell bespoke tarpaulins but also have "off-the-shelf" tarpaulins as well as a wide range of rope and ratchet straps to tie down items on your boat.
MusicalAndy.com: A musician with a canal and waterways song programme.
My Narrow Boat Adventure: A blog on life with a 70' Narrowboat and friends
Myk Askin's Pictures: Photos, webcam and cruising logs.
N. B. Whisper: So far there is information here on the technical design and interior Andy Greener's pages on the design of Whisper with photos of Whisper and waterside events.
N.B. Tambourine: Covers the design and construction of a 50-foot narrowboat, built by Associated Cruisers in 1998, and some cruising logs..
Napton Narrowboats: Hire boats at two Bases in the UK on the South Oxford and Shropshire Union Canals
Narrow Boat Albert: Web log of Steve & Maggie Parkin's 60 ft narrowboat based on the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire
Narrow Boat Sojourn: Sojourn, is part-owned by Andrew and Pippa Cooley and is managed for the owners by Ownerships Ltd.
The Narrow Boat Trust: A charity for restoring and preserving narrowboats.
The Narrow Boat Victor: This site is run by Leon & Jill Crawley to keep a record of the British narrow boat VICTOR.
Narrowboat Alacrity: Life On and Off the Waterways.
Narrowboat Apple Queen: Apple Queen is a gas free narrowboat designed and built by Reading Marine.
Narrowboat Beatty: The history of this historic boat from 1937 to the present.
Narrowboat Bones: A narrowboats journey through repair, cruising, and other joys of the english waterways.
Narrowboat Caxton: Lesley and Joe are another pair of early retirees that have had built our very own narrowboat, Caxton.
Narrowboat Debdale: Debdale is a 58 foot semi-trad OwnerShips narrowboat based at Stockton Top Marina in Warwickshire.
NarrowBoat Drift-A-Way: Choosing a shell builder and fitting out a narrowboat in 2005.
Narrowboat Elektra: A gas free boat, powered by a 30bhp Beta Marine PropGen diesel engine which can also generate up to 11kVA of electric power at 230V. Cooking is all-electric.
Narrowboat Emily Anne: Emily Anne is a coal fired steam narrowboat, she is quite distinctive with her dutch barge shape, large funnel, and her steam engine.
Narrowboat Epiphany: The narrowboat 'Epiphany' story from design to cruising.
Narrowboat Gypsy Rover Weblog: A middle aged couple from Lower Hutt, New Zealand, have been the cruising the inland waterways of Britain since October 2006 and plan to do so for the following 3 or 4 years.
Narrowboat Hadar: A blog of the building of our Narrowboat Hadar by Roger Fuller Five Towns Boat Building.
Narrowboat Havana: Simon Marshall's personal pages.
Narrowboat Hotel Company: Hotel narrowboats Dawn and Dusk.
Narrowboat Inn: Canalside at Stowe Hill, near Weedon, on the Grand Union Canal.
Narrowboat Isabella: The fit out of this 35 foot boat and the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation.
Narrowboat Journal: The blog of Narrowboat Balmaha
Narrowboat Just Heaven: The Waterways Wanderings of Narrowboat “Just Heaven”
Narrowboat Lucky Duck: James and Amy are two recent graduates from Cambridge in History and Architecture who are in the process of realising a shared dream - to live afloat in a narrowboat on the River Cam.
Narrowboat Lyra: Lyra's Travels -The tales of our final voyage, no matter how long it takes.
Narrowboat Magazine: The inland waterways heritage magazine
Narrowboat Mr David: Brenda and David Scowcroft live on Narrowboat Mr David and travel the waterways for most of the year.
Narrowboat Muriel: From hirers to owners and beyond
Narrowboat Navigator II: Built by David Piper, in 1983, along the lines of a traditional working boat but fully fitted for cruising use.
Narrowboat Polly Anna: A 63ft all steel narrowboat bought second-hand from Valley Cruises, her history and a log book of her cruises.
Narrowboat Progress: For many years Chris Coburn has undertaken some amazing journeys on his narrowboat Progress in support of canal restoration and development projects.
Narrowboat Qisma: The journeys of the 58 foot narrowboat Qisma and its crew - Alistair, Jan and Josh, their Labradoodle dog.
NarrowBoat Quidditch: A blog of a 58' Semi-Traditional Live-Aboard Narrowboat commissioned in June 2004.
Narrowboat Raymond: Raymond was the last wooden butty to be built at Braunston and probably the last wooden working boat built anywhere.
Narrowboat Ropes: Hand made decorative ropes from traditional environmentally sustainable materials, including Sisal, Hemp, and Unbleached Cotton.
Narrowboat Somerton: Launched in August 2001, Somerton is 58 ft long and is of a "semi-traditional" design.
Narrowboat Starcross: The life and times of a narrowboat on the English canal system.
Narrowboat Steamers History: A history of steam powered narrowboats.
Narrowboat Swallow: Photographs of this shared boat.
Narrowboat Ten Bob Note: Ten Bob Note and is a 60ft cruiser stern built by Stephen Goldsburough. She is Goldsburough boat number 104 and was launched in May of 2002 at Knowle.
Narrowboat Tortoise: An account of voyages.
Narrowboat Tug Lyra: The blog of build of Narrowboat Tug Lyra. From May to January 2006. Lyra is 57 ft in length with a displacement of 19 tons and a draft of 28 inches. The steelwork is by Jonathan Wilson and fit out by Dursley and Hurst.
Narrowboat Zinfandel: Zinfandel is a 46-foot Sea Otter aluminium narrowboat, launched in 2003. Her home mooring is in Chesterton on the River Cam. She is available for hire by experienced boaters who will promise to treat her nicely.
Narrowboating on the UK Inland Waterways: A somewhat toungue-in-cheek view of narrowboating
Narrowboats and Canals Forum: Live Chat Room started in 2008.
Narrowboats.org: A site that is dedicated to the canals and narrow boats in the UK, offering a huge database of canal related information, including a canal planner.
Narrowboatsearch: Narrowboat brokerage listing.
NarrowboatShop.co.uk: An Internet resource for new and used narrowboats
Narrowboatworld: Narrowboats, canals, waterways, rivers, cruises, news, bandits, beginners, boatbuilding, boatsales, boathire, columns, gripes, societies.
Narrowcraft Limited: Boat brokerage.
National 3D Rebuild: The progress of a 'National D3' engine rebuild and marinise to put in a 62 foot narrowboat (yet to be built).
The National Association of Boat Owners: The National Association of Boat Owners is promotes the interests of boaters on Britain's Canals and Rivers.
The National Boat Caravan & Outdoor Show: All the details of this annual show held at National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham in February.
National Canal Museum: Based at Easton, Philadelphia, USA covers the Delaware Canal, Lehigh Navigation and Morris Canal.
The National Community Boats Association: Non profit organisations providing boating to the community.
The National Waterways Museum: The major waterways museums located at Gloucester Docks, Ellesmere Port and Stoke Bruerne.
The Nauticus Canal Cruiser: A site for lovers of the Nauticus boatbuilt in the 70's in Hertfordshire by near the Rye House Pub on the River Lee.
Navigation Inn - Buxworth Canal Basin: Information about the services offered and the historic locality.
The Navigation Inn at Wootton Wawen: Pub by the aqueduct abd wharf on the Stratford upon Avon Canal.
Navigators & General - Inland waterways: Insurers of canal and rivercraft in the UK, providing cover for narrowboats, cruisers and yachts on all types of inland waterways.
NB Bendigedig: A blog about life as narrowboat liveaboards on the inland waterways of Britain.
NB Fulbourne: The history and photographs of this historic working boat
NB Gamebird: Gamebird is a 26-foot Sea Otter narrow boat built in 1998. Her present owners brought her to Scotland in 1999 and she is currently moored on the Union canal at Ratho near Edinburgh.
NB Maria Jessie: The story of the building, launch and travels of the narrowboat Maria Jessie.
Nb Ramyshome : Roger and Maureen Yorke's Sailing Home - their two year journey around the canals of England & Wales
nb Rodbaston: Trip reports, photos and links.
Nb Rufford: Rufford was built in the Autumn of 2004 and was lowered into the water on 14 January 2005 at Stockton Top Marina (formerly Blue Lias Marina).
NB The Puzzler: The Puzzler transported to Ireland in April 2011, with the intention of spending the next two years cruising extensively over there.
Neath and Tennant Canals Trust: A non-profit making organisation dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Neath and Tennant Canals in South Wales.
Nene Valley Boats: Holiday narrowboat hire for days, short breaks, weeks or longer from our base near the historic market town of Oundle, Northamptonshire
The New Boat Co: Hanbury Wharf, Droitwich, Worcestershire
The New York State Canal System: This is the official site of New York State Canal System which is operated and maintained by the New York State Canal Corporation.
New York's Oldest Canal: In 1730, a small cut was excavated across a narrow neck of land in a meander of the Mohawk. This was the first artificial channel for navigation created in what would become New York State.
The Newbury Working Party Group: Currently working on the Wey & Arun, Hereford and Gloucester Canals, and the Basingstoke Canal.
Newton Crum Insurance Agents Ltd: Narrowboat and Cruiser insurance.
Next Generation Boat Project: A non profit making organisation operating boat trips on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal for children and young adults
Nick's Canal Route Planner: Amazing on-line route planning software. Just input the places and get a route with distances, lock and an outline map.
Nick's Narrowboat life: Nick Bolton's log of living aboard narrowboat "Millie" on the canals and rivers of England and Wales
Ninereeds: The blog of Sal, David and Lai-lu the cat as they move from house to narrowboat.
Noble Marine Insurance: Quotations and cover can be provided on-line for most classes of dinghy, sailboard, RIB, speedboat, narrowboat and rowing boat but not cover for residential boat insurance
Norbury Cruising Club:
Norbury Wharf Ltd: Fully covered and heated wet dock, professional boat painting, slipway, gift shop, groceries, chandlery, fishing tackle, fully licensed tea-room, Off license, covered dry dock, boat repairs, hire boats, day boats, full boat yard facilities (ie. pumpout, gas, water) and much much more.
Norfolk Broads Crewed Cruising: Holidays on a crewed boat on the Broads.
The Norfolk Broads Net: Bulletin Board for the Norfolk Broads.
Norfolk Broads Review: A site dedicated to reviewing the Norfolk broads and places to visit around them.
Norfolk Broads Videos on YouTube: A collection of videos showing various parts of the Broads.
The Norfolk Wherry Trust: The trust helps preserve Albion, the last Norfolk trading wherry, and charters her out to members of the public.
Norman 23 'Henry': A blog about a Norman 23 based on the Lancaster Canal.
Norman Boats Appreciation Society: For owners and others interested in Norman cruisers.
North Cheshire Cruising Club: Based on the High Lane Arm of the Macclesfield Canal
North Walsham & Dilham Canal Trust: Restoring the North Walsham & Dilham Canal
Northampton Boat Club: Occupying an island site on the River Nene the club is home to some 75 boats.
Northern Barges: River and Canal frieght operators.
Northern Exposure Rescue: A non profit organisation providing safety boats to marine events all across the UK.
Northern Marine Services: Narrowboat builder based in Lymm, Cheshire.
The Northwich Boat Company: Keep costs low by producing "standard layout" narrowboats in production volumes.
Nottingham Castle Marina: Boat Sales and marina services.
The Nottingham Narrowboat Company: Narrowboat fitter of new shells for customers wanting upmarket quality.
Notts Castle Boat Handling: A RYA recognised training centre and is located in the heart of Nottingham City. Ideally positioned with easy access by road or train and for entry onto the Nottingham/Beeston canals and the rivers Trent and Soar.
Oakley: A record of the restoration of narrowboat Oakley, a big Northwich of the Town class of the Grand Union Canal Carrying Co. Ltd
The Official Bill Davies Web Site: The site includes sections about buying a second-hand narrowboat ( 'Rosy'), taking her to Europe, living aboard abroad, and about canals in wartime .
The Old Middlesex Canal: The canal ran from Lowell Massachusetts to Boston during the first half of the nineteenth century.
On the Wey Narrowboat Hire: A small, family business which offers holidays aboard their luxury self drive narrowboat Box of Delights.
Otherton Boat Haven: Marina and boat sales.
Oundle Cruising Club: Oundle Cruising Club is a small, friendly club based in Oundle Marina midway between Peterborough and Northampton.
Our Canalboat Honeymoon: A slideshow of an American bride and an Australian groom on brief honeymoon on the Kennet & Avon Canal.
Ouse Valley River Club: The Club is located on the easten bank of the River Great Ouse. North of St Neots town bridge in Cambridgeshire.
Oxfordshire Narrowboats: Two to twelve berth narrowboat holidays on the South Oxford Canal.
The Packet Boat Duchess-Countess Project: A project to re-create the canal packet-boat "Duchess Countess" as a true replica.
The Panama Canal Society of Florida: Members of the Panama Canal Society have banded together, starting in 1932, to remember the great days of working on the Panama Canal.
Paper Mill Lock: Canal cruises along the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation aboard Victoria or hire a boat.
Paul and Molly Mockford's Canals Section: Lots of pictures of boaters.
Paul Smith M.Eng, AssocIIMS: Midlands based marine surveyor.
PB Mechanical Services: Marine engineers based in the canal side workshop within the grounds of L & L Cruisers on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Heath Charnock near Chorley.
Penelope's World of Water: Features the Cotswold Canals
Pennine Boat Trips of Skipton: Public trips, charters, catering afloat and educational voyages.
Pennine Cruisers: Boat hire based at Skipton on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Pennine Waterways: Peak Forest, Ashton, Rochdale, Leeds & Liverpool, Huddersfield and other canals in the area.
Per Angusta: Per Angusta is a narrowboat that is being built.
Perkins Narrowboats Ltd: A recently established Company in the East Midlands run by Mike and Ros Perkins. The company is in the narrowboat fit-out market at the luxury end of the scale.
Pete's Montgomery Canal Website: The purpose of this website is to bring together up to date items of news, information and interest about the Montgomery Canal.
Peter and Pauline Curtis's Information Service: A lot of boating text and pictures amongst a mass of other subjects.
Peter Le Marchant Trust: A registered Charity that since 1977 has provided day-trips and longer holidays for disabled and seriously ill people on specially-designed canal boats from their base at Loughborough.
Peter Nicholls Steel Boats: Steel narrowboat and yacht builder.
The Peterborough Yacht Club: Based on the River Nene.
Petroc's Perambulations: Petroc was built by Darren Aldridge Boats of Braunston. She has been cruising throughout the summer since 2007.
Phill Speight: Canal boat decorator and sign writer.
The Pig Pen: This is the Home-stye of Oliver & Naomi Clarke including an extensive section dealing with canals in the UK and narrowboat art.
Pike & Eel Hotel and Marina: Hotel, pub and marina with moorings for patrons on the Great Ouse.
Pike Bridge Project: A project that is being organised by the Cotswold Canals Trust as part of its contribution to the restoration of the Stroudwater Navigation and the Thames & Severn Canal.
Pillings Lock Marina: Located on the start of the Loughborough Section of the Grand Union Canal - a stones throw from Pillings Lock which is a flood lock to protect the canal when the River Soar rises.
Piper Owners' Club: Originally known as the David Piper Owners' Club, was set up in 1982 for the owners' of boats built by David and now includes those built by his son Simon.
The Pirate Castle: Promoting activities and training for young people to develop life and social skills by working in partnership with other charities and authorities by providing narrowboats and canalside indoor facilities.
Planet Melling: The website of John Melling and his narrowboat Rosie.
Port of London Authority: Information about the authority and advice for river users.
Port of Sunderland: The navigation authority for the river Wear.
Port of Tyne: The navigation authority for the River Tyne.
Poshboatz: Trips on the Nene from Ferry Meadows, Peterborough. See the videos on youtube for more information.
Power Master Systems Ltd: DC to AC Inverters and Battery Chargers.
Power-store: A One Stop Electrical Shop for your Boat, RV, Camper, 4x4, Van and Truck.
Prestige Narrowboats: Narrowboat fitters based near Shrewsbury.
Preston Brook Marina: Boat sales and mooring enquiries.
Pride of Bath: Providing cruises and parties on board their two boats, Pride of Bath and The Antoinette, for corporate and private functions.
The Progression of Helian: A project to turn HELIAN, a 33 feet worn down narrow boat, into a thing of beauty - in time and with hard work.
Prop Protector: The Prop Protector is a simple shaft driven rope & debris cutter, rotating with the shaft and instantly cutting any rope, weed or debris picked up by the propeller.
Puffer Parts: Chandlery.
Quarryman's Walk Coventry Canal: This website is designed primarily for school children but people of all ages can use it to explore the Quarryman's Walk.
R W Davis Company: A company that has been building boats at Saul Junction since 1887.
R.L.L Projects Ltd: Bristol based steel boat building business supplying basic hulls through to fully fitted Narrowboats, Avon Barges(New),Dutch Barges, Wide Beam Cruisers, Work boats and Fishing Boats.
Railway & Canal Historical Society: Founded in 1954 to bring together all those interested in the history of transport, with particular reference to railways and waterways.
Rammey Marsh Cruising Club: Established in 1970 on the River Lee south of Waltham Abbey
Re-Union Canal Boats: Re-Union operates a canal boat on the Union Canal. We provide a unique space for a range of activities. From training sessions to youth groups, staff meetings to relaxing retreats.
Reading Marine Company: Boat builders and boat hire.
Red Line Boats: Boat hire on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.
Red Umbrella: Canal videos, DVDs, clothing and other items sold on-line.
Reed Boats: Hotel narrow boats, Oak and Ash, on the canals and rivers of the UK. New for 2004.
Reed Boats Guide to the Waterways of the UK: Information on 32 of the UK canals and rivers. General descriptions on each, over 600 pictures, nearby places to visit, history of each canal and hundreds of links.
Residential Boat Owners' Association: Exists to act in and to further the interests of boat dwellers on the coasts, rivers and canals of Britain.
Retirement with No Problem: The log of the narrowboat 'No Problem' the home of retired couple Sue and Vic.
The Ribble Link Trust: An introduction to the Trust.
Richard's Narrow Boats: Narrowboat fitters.
Richlow: Christine Richardson and John Lower set up Richlow in 2006 to publish books of the canals and rivers adjacent to the tidal river Trent. But their area has now widened.
Richlow Info: Publishers of guides to UK inland waterways.
The Rickmansworth Waterways Trust: The Trust is a registered charity aiming to promote interest in the Grand Union Canal and its environs in Rickmansworth Hertfordshire
Ricochet Narrow Boats: From initial-concept through to launching, Ricochet will produce your custom narrow-boat or wide-beam.
Rideau Canal - Canada:
River Bann and Lough Neagh Association: RBLNA is a branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland
River Canal Rescue Ltd.: An emergency recovery and breakdown service for boats using UK inland waterways.
The River Gipping Trust: The River Gipping Trust is preserving the historic Ipswich and Stowmarket Navigation by restoring the navigation structures of the River Gipping from the docks in Ipswich to Stowmarket and caring for the flora and fauna of the Gipping Valley.
The River Hamble Harbour Authority: Part of the website of the Hampshire County Council, the navigation authority of the River Hamble.
River Lee - Our River: About the River Lee. Designed especially for young people and their teachers.
River Lee Cruises: Lady of Lee Valley operates Charter Cruises on the River Lee.
River Stort - History: This Stort Navigation history is part of an excellent Bishop's Stortford and Thorley History and Guide site that will also be of use to visitors.
The River Stour Trust: The Trust, a registered charity, was formed in 1968 to protect the right of navigation on the River Stour (Suffolk).
River Thames and Rowing Museum: Information on the museum and on Henley on Thames, where it is.
The River Thames Guide: A guide to the Thames and its surrounding areas.
River Weaver Navigation Society: Improving facilities for boaters, walkers, horse riders, cyclists and anglers as well as preserving its history and wildlife.
The River Wey &Navigations: A community site about the Wey Valley. With over 200,000 words and more than 1,000 images, the site is maintained by volunteers who have tried to give you a great introduction to this beautiful and historic valley.
River Wey Trips: Guildford Boat House and Farncombe Boat House can offer a wide variety of trip options to suit everyone.
RM Marine - Boat Safety Signs: The signs have been updated with handy themed sets for Fuels, Electrics, Gas, Sanitation and more.
Road House Narrowboats: Boat hire based at Gilwern on the Mon & Brec.
Robert Humm & Co.: Specialises in books about railways, other transport and industrial history.
Robin Smithett Waterways Photography: A professional photographer offering Photo Library, Commissions, Brochure Design and Copywriting.
The Rochdale Canal: Derek Parsons' site devoted to the canal and the surrounding area.
Ronarosa: The story of a narrowboat
The Roving Boat Co: A small family run company hiring Seamaster 27ft Cruisers on the River Thames
Roy's Home Page: Owner of a 53-foot narrowboat 'Nirvana' moored on the Staffs & Worc Canal.
Royal Canal Amenity Group: Dublin, Ireland.
Royal Docks Management Authority Limited: The Authority holds a 225 year lease of the entire water areas of the Royal Docks and provides its long term water management on behalf of the owners of the land surrounding the water.
RoyScot Larch: One of the UK's leading specialists in providing finance for purchasers of residential park homes and inland waterways boats and houseboats.
Rugby Boat Sales: Rugby Boat Sales is a brokerage set up by Dominic Miles, formerly of ABNB. In the 1990s he cruised virtually the entire waterway systems of England, Wales and Ireland, writing numerous articles for all the waterways magazines.
Runcorn Locks Restoration Society: The Society plans to restore the line of 10 locks from the Bridgewater Canal to the River Mersey.
Russ Hubble Boats: Builds narrowboats, widebeams and barges of all types. From fit outs using hardwoods to more basic specifications with clean simple layouts.
Russell Newbery Register Ltd.: The Russell Newbery Register is a club for enthusiasts and owners of Russell Newbery (and derivative) engines and to promote a significant part of British industrial and canal heritage.
S A B Signs: Traditional hand painted signwriting, ink drawings, narrowboat decoration and graining services offered by Sheila Smith
S M Hudson Boatbuilders: An award-winning builder of Josher-styled, traditional narrowboats
SAC Boat Names: SAC Graphics was established in 1988 and claims to be one of the first companies to supply computer generated graphics by mail order to the marine trade.
Saddleworth Canal Cruises: The home of the Pennine Moonraker - the first narrowboat operating on the Uppermill section of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
Safewater Alarms Limited: Safety Turtle is a drowning prevention device that helps you protect your family and pets from the dangers of water.
Sagar Marine Ltd: Dutch barge specialists based at Brighouse on the Calder & Hebble Canal.
Saisons: Boat hire business that is run as part of the Canal Shop at Whilton Locks on the Grand Union Canal.
Sale Cruising Club: Cheshire cruising club with moorings on the Bridgewater Canal
Sally Boats Ltd: Sally Boats, based in of Bradford on Avon on the Kennet and Avon Canal, has a fleet of 16 narrow boats
Salter's Steamers: A family firm with over a century's experience of boating on the River Thames
The Saltisford Canal Trust: This arm is all that remains of the Warwick terminus of the Warwick and Birmingham Canal. Restored from dereliction between 1982 and 1988 by the Trust.
Saltway Narrowboat Hire.co.uk: A family-run narrowboat hire company located at Droitwich Spa Marina on the beautifully restored Droitwich Junction Canal.
Sandhills Narrowboats Ltd.: With over 30 years of experience, Gary, Mark, Robin and Dawn launched the company in 1999 to build bespoke narrowboats on time and within budget.
Sankey Canal Restoration Society: Information about the work of the society.
Sankey Marine: River Avon marina services.
Sarah Pressland - Artist: Canal and other oil paintings by a member of The Guild of Waterway Artists.
Saturn Family 25 : About a Saturn 25 named "Tinally" and an article from July 1991 when she was reviewed by "Canal & Riverboat"
Saul Canal Festival: Saul Canal Festival is the new title for what was once known as the Saul Junction Boat Gathering.
Saul Junction Boat Owners Club: Located at Saul Junction, where the Stroudwater meets the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.
Savanna Canal Boat Hire: Enjoy a family boating holiday aboard an eight berth holiday canal boat based on the River Wey & Godalming Navigations in Surrey. Starting from Guildford.
Save Our Canals & Waterways is on Facebook: The purpose of this Facebook page is to make people aware of the situation. And to gain support where possible and to spread the word.
Sawley Marina: Boat brokerage and marina facilities.
The Schuylkill Canal Association: The canal’s original name was Oakes Reach. A "reach" is the flat water of a canal between two locks. Thomas Oakes was the navigation company’s first principal engineer.
Scotland's Waterways: A British Waterways site covering all the Scottish navigable canals.
Scott Marine Services: Training and consutancy sevices for live aboard and extensively cruising boaters.
Scottish Canal Cruising: Trips on the Forth and Clyde in central Scotland and view the spectacular Falkirk Wheel.
Scottish Inland Waterways Association: The Voice of Scotland's Canals
The Scruffy Fox Owners Club: A private (non-commercial), shared ownership scheme that operates the vessel on behalf of its owners
Sea Otter Boats: Builder's of aluminium hull boats.
Seagull Trust: The Seagull Trust was formed in 1978 to provide free canal cruising for disabled people and to help revitalise the Scottish Lowland Waterways.
Seals + Direct Ltd UK: Providing solutions to sealing problems within the Marine, Industrial, Caravan and Automotive industries with seals and sealing products, door and window seals, etc.
The Seamaster Club: The Seamaster Club information for anyone interested in Seamaster sailers and motor cruisers
Selby Boat Centre: Boat Centre Services, Service Station, Moorings, Chandlery, Boat Brokerage and Engineering & Repairs
The Severn boats and boating pages: Motor boat cruising on the River Severn and Bristol Channel with maps. Includes the Sharpness canal and River Avon.
Severn Tales: Barges, history, books, floods and anything to do with the river.
Shadow Cruisers: Me and My is a 57' cruiser style narrow boat, towing Shadow, a 30' engineless butty with two guest bedrooms aboard. Both boats were built for the 2003 season.
Shakespeare Classic Line Limited: Offering a fleet of timeshare narrowboats based at Barton Turns Marina (Staffordshire).
Shardlow Heritage Centre: A museum at this important Canal Port situated between the River Trent and the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Shared Ownership Narrowboat News: Keeping you up to date with shared ownership narrowboat news and if you have news to share, please tell us.
Sheila M Bury: Painter of waterways and countryside scences in South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
Shepperton Marina: Moorings, Chandlery and boat yard service on the River Thames.
Sherborne Wharf: Based in Birmingham city centre Heritage Narrow Boats offer hire boats from here and from Scholar Green on the Maccelesfield Canal.
Ship to Shore: A mail forwarding service for boaters at home or abroad.
Shire Cruisers: Hire boats based at Sowerby Bridge where the Calder & Hebble meets the Rochdale Canal.
Shop On The Canal: The voyage of the narrowboat Teila. traveling the inland waterways searching for adventure and serving fellow travelers with the supplies needed for there own adventures.
Shoreham Port Authority: The navigation authority for the river Adur below Old Shoreham Bridge.
Shoreline Refrigeration: 12 and 24 volt fridges and freezers.
The Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust: Formed to save the canals as very little of the line has been built on and no insuperable engineering problems lie in the way of restoration.
Shroppie Fly: Well known canalside pub at Audlem on the Shropshire Union Canal.
The Shropshire Union Canal Society: The Society was formed in 1968 to promote interest in the past, present and future of 158 miles of canal comprising the main line and branches.
The Shropshire Union Fly-boat Restoration Society: Formed in 1988 to focus on regenerating the traditional horse drawn Shropshire Union Fly-boats of the Northwest.
SideHatch Chandlery: The Scottish chandlery specialising in equipment for canal users.
Sileby Mill Boatyard: Holiday narrowboat hire and day boats. Situated on the rural River Soar, part of the Grand Union Canal.
Silsden Boats: Canal boat holidays on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
Simpsons Boats: Narrowboat builder based at Sharpness.
Simtech Marine: A narrow boat workshop located at Barton Marina on the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Sleaford Navigation Trust: The aim of the Trust is to restore the Navigation to full working order.
The Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal: The story, history and heritage of the Slough Arm - one of the last canals to be built in England.
Snaygill Boats: Hire boats based on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Skipton.
Snecklifter :A Journey: A middle-aged couple sell their house to buy a narrowboat. Their plan: a four-year continuous cruise of Britain's inland waterways system
Soar Boating Club: Based at Normanton on Soar, Leicestershire
Soar Valley Steel Boats: Quality Steel Narrowboat Shells and Wide Beams.
The Solar Boat Company: Installer and supplier of solar panels and electric propulsion systems for boats
Solveigs Song: The building of a narrowboat.
The Somersetshire Coal Canal Society: The Society is aimed at those people who are interested in finding out more about the history of the canal, preserving what is still there and walking the parts that are still accessible to the public.
The Somersetshire Coal Canal: Books, events, membership, news, a short history and walking the canal.
Songs of the Inland Waterways: This site is designed to gather together all the available songs relating to the British inland waterway system.
South Holland Marine & Fabrication Ltd: A range of Dutch Barge shells are available in various different sizes ranging from 49ft up to 65ft in length.
South Midland Water Transport Limited: Canal carrying past and present.
South Pennine Boat Club: Boat Club on the Calder & Hebble Navigation at Mirfield.
South Staffordshire Narrowboat Company Ltd: A registered charity operating a 70ft long narrowboat on the historic waterways of the West Midlands.
The South West Herts Narrowboat Project: Provides a 12 berth narrowboat, based on the Grand Union Canal at Hunton Bridge, for the use of all community and youth groups.
South Yorkshire Boat Club : South Yorkshire Boat Club is located at Heck Lane, Great Heck, Goole DN14 0BL
The Southampton Canal Society:
Spirit of Endeavour: A luxury wide beam canal hire boat on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Springwood Haven: The marina provides landscaped boat moorings and services for boat owners.as well as providing a base for the Valley Cruises narrowboat hire fleet
Haven Knox-Johnston: Narrowboat and Cruiser insurance.
St Pancras Cruising Club: A very active club that regularly organises cruises in the London area.
Stafford Riverway Link: Incorporating the Stafford Branch Navigation Heritage Trust. Aiming to restore the link Stafford to the Staffs & Worcs Canal.
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Society: Formed in 1959 the society aims to further the development and use of the canal
Staffordshire Canopies: Tim and Lisa have been designing and manufacturing canopies for narrowboats and cruisers for over ten years.
Staffordshire Past Track: Contains over a hundred historic canal photographs of places in Staffordshire amongst a much larger general collection. Follow the route - Theme Explorer - Transport & Communications - Canals.
Starline Marine: Boat building business run by Pauline & Ian Cundy and based at Upton Marina.
Starline Narrowboats: Since 1980 they have provided narrowboat holidays from their base at Upton upon Severn on the River Severn.
Steam Boat Association of Great Britain: The SBA was formed in 1971 to promote the enjoyment of steamboats and to represent the interests of owners.
Steam narrow boat President: President, the preserved steam narrowboat is owned by the Black Country Living Museum at Dudley.
Steam Narrowboat Emily Anne: Emily Anne is a coal fired steam narrow boat, she is 58ft long, with a steel hull, built in 1991.
Steev's Canal Pages: An introduction to canal boating.
Stenson Lock Gates: Photographs of the replacement of locks gates on the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Stephen and Lucy's Website: Includes pages covering canal trips with photographs.
Stephen Goldsbrough Boats: Boatbuilding and boatyard services.
Sterling Power Products: Produce a wide range of electical power products including charges, inverters, regulators, converters, etc.
Stick On Signs: Suppliers of high quality graphics in pre-spaced self-adhesive 5 - 7 year vinyl which provides an economical alternative to painted signs.
Stirling Narrow Boats: A company based in Ellesmere Port building traditional, semi-traditional and cruiser style narrowboats.
The Stockport Branch of the Ashton Canal: An arm of the canal that was filled in in 1962.
The Stockport Canalboat Trust: Day trips and holidays for the disabled on the Trusts own narrowboat.
The Stockton Dry Dock Company: Boatbuilding and dry dock services on the Grand Union Canal.
Stoke-on-Trent Boat Building Co. Ltd: Narrowboat builder.
Stokie No 1: Details of this 1993 traditional working boat and its trade on the waterways.
The Stone Boat Building Company Ltd: Chandlery and boat yard services.
Stourport Yacht Club: Boating on the River Severn
Stratford & Warwick Waterways Trust: The Trust work towards achieving the extension of navigation on the River Avon from Stratford-upon-Avon to beyond Warwick to join the Grand Union canal.
The Stratford upon Avon Canal Society: Promoting the fullest use, maintenance and improvement of all Inland Waterways of Great Britain, and in particular the Stratford upon Avon Canal.
Strawberry Island Boat Club: Based near Doncaster on the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation
Stroudwater Navigation: Information about the Company of Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation and the canal.
Stubbing Wharf: Pub on the Rochdale Canal on the outskirts of Hebden Bridge.
Suffolk Narrowboats: A small family firm fitting out narrowboats and widebeams based on Price Fallows shells.
The Sun Trevor Hotel: Pub, restaurant and hotel on the Llangollen Canal.
The Sussex Ouse Restoration Trust: Promoting conservation, restoration of navigation above Lewes, protection of the river's banks and wildlife, and educational and leisure use.
Sussex Waterways: Information on the river navigation's and canals of Sussex. Part of the larger Sussex County Website.
Swan at Pangbourne: An old pub beside the weir on the River Thames.
Swan Restaurant Littleport : The Swan has six moorings with electricity available for patrons to use. In addition the restaurant has a trip boat running river trips along the river from Littleport each day.
Swanley Bridge Marina: Swanley Bridge is a 315 berth, marina on the Llangollen Canal 2 miles from the junction of the Shropshire Union.
Swanley Brokerage: Situated in the Boat House at Swanley Bridge Marina on the Llangollen Canal.
Swansea Canal Society: Aim is to restore the derelict Swansea Canal to a navigable standard and to improve the environment of the canal for the benefit of its flora and fauna.
Swansea Community Boat Trust: A registered charity set up to operate a community boat on the River Tawe Navigation in Swansea.
Sylmar Services Ltd: Gas, Electrical and Marine Engineers providing a mobile service.
Takara Hotel Narrowboat: Holidays on the canals and rivers include some of the best of the 2000 miles of navigable canals in England and Wales.
Tam Lin: A narrowboat based at Middlewich.
Tarpaulins Direct (UK): A mail order sheeting supplier.
Taylors Waterways Tours Ltd: A hotel boat taking a single booking of up to four people at a time, so clients are not sharing the boat with another party.
TB Training: Tony Brooks' boaters' technical help and course information, offering public courses and training on a one to one and small group basis.
Teddesley Boat Co: Narrowboat hire on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.
Tee Publishing: They have in stock thousands of second hand books of interest to the Hobbyist with a separate section covering canals and waterways.
Tempus Publishing: Publisher of Local History, Transport, Archaeology, Military History, Industrial Archaeology, etc. Includes a series of waterways books.
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway: Information and photographs on the waterway's benefits including commerce & trade, industrial development, recreation and tourism and environmental quality.
Terry Rigden: Pages that include a canals section.
Thames & Chilterns Holiday Cruises: Tranquil Rose offers a choice of cruises, on the River Thames and adjoining waterways, including the Kennet & Avon canal.
Thames and Medway Canal Association: Halting the deterioration of the canal and promoting its use as a multipurpose amenity.
Thames Cards: Sue Milton's specialist in images of England's River Thames and its surrounding area
Thames Ditton Marina: Situated between Hampton Court and Kingston on the River Thames.
Thames Path Online Guide: Details of the Thames Path and the associated locks, bridges, events etc.
Thames Rivercruise: All cruises start and finish in the Reading area, where the company is based
Thames Tideway: Information service about the tidal Thames, which goes from the sea to Teddington in Middlesex.
The Thames Traditional Boat Society: Promoting the use and enjoyment of traditional, unpowered, Thames boats.
Thames Web Cam 2: Maidenhead Rowing Club provide this view of the River Thames at Maidenhead.
Thanetcraft: A builder of small aluminium boats for over fifty years. Based at Twickenham, Middlesex
thenarrowshop.com: We travel the English countryside, on our narrowboat selling a selection of jams, chutneys, curds, mustards, dressings and more and bringing you tastes from around the UK.
Thorn Marine: Boat Hire and boating services on the Bridgewater Canal.
Thornycroft: Marine engine makers.
Through the Porthole: Provides a catalogue of equipment and chandlery
Thrupp Wharf Marina: A family run marina on the Grand Union Canal, adjacent to the Navigation Inn in South Northamptonshire near to the village of Cosgrove, just north of Milton Keynes.
Tim Hobbs: Tradditional Signwriter and canal ware painter.
Tim Lewis's Web Site: Currently Offering Links To Sites of Interest To Waterways Enthusiasts
The Tiverton Canal Company: Explore the Grand Western Canal aboard a traditionally painted Horse-drawn barge, a floating café-bar, gift shop and day boats, rowing boats and Canadian canoes for hire.
Tony Clayton's Canal Pages: Journeys on the BCN and links to the Shrewsbury & Newport Canals and other canal pages.
Top Lock Training: RYA boat training courses.
Touch and Tell: The trips of the narrowboat Touch and Tell, named after the motto of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People "Hearing Dogs Touch and Tell".
Towpath Action Group: Campaigning for better access on the towpaths of the country's canals.
Towpath Talk: An online version of this magazine.
Towpath Treks: A photographic guide to the Leeds Liverpool canal.
Tradcraft: Have two brand new fully fitted traditional tug-style narrow boats named Thomas and Brunel.
The Trading post: Situated on the Macclesfield Canal the Tradingpost is open 7 days a week. Selling everything from generators to tea, coffee and ices.
Tradline Fenders: Ropes, fenders, fittings, chains, anchors and webbing.
Trafalgar Marine Services: A small family run business based just outside New Mills on the Peak Forest Canal. Manufacturers of traditional rope fenders rope, chain and other fixings.
Transport Diversions Emporium: Books and videos.
Travelling the Inland Waterways: Good accounts, with photographs, of the trips of the narrowboat Bluebell.
Travels in Narrow Boat Lily Pad: Reports of cruising life afloat around the Inland Waterways of the UK in the narowboat Lily Pad
Travels on Narrow Boat Tranquility: The log of the share boat Tranquility.
Travelsat: Satellite solutions for those on the move.
Trent & Mersey Canal Society: The only user group interested solely in the whole 94 miles of the Trent and Mersey Canal.
Trent Boat Handling: Services offered include boat handling and theoretical training, as well as delivery of boats.
Trevor and Bill's Adventures Aboard Nb Beau:
Trina's Canalware: A site offering a large range of hand painted canal ware.
Trinity Marinas Ltd: A new marina on the Ashby Canal.
Triton Boat Fitters: Boat fitters based in Eccles, Manchester.
Tuesday Night Club Official Web Site: A club with interests in canals, steam railways and beer. Their calendar includes an annual 3-6 week canal cruise.
Two Jays: The cruises of the narrowboat Two Jays
Uisce - Floating Abode: A diary and pictures covering the building and fitting out of a narrowboat.
UK Canals - Journey reports: A blog of experiences aboard NB Nuggler
The UK Inland Waterways Internet Guide: A commercial on-line directory.
UKCANALS.NET: General information on canals and on the U.K.Canals Web-Ring.
Unfair Marina Terms & Conditions: Does your Marina stop you selling your boat Privately or through a Broker of your choice? Make your views known to the Prime Minister through an online petition on the official site of the Prime Minister's Office
Union Canal Carriers Ltd.: The Adventures fleet of 2-12 berth boats for everyone from a small family to a large school party.
Up The Cut: Written for people who share an interest in the canals and in their history.
The Used Boat Co.: Hanbury Wharf, Droitwich, Worcestershire
Val Wyatt Marine: Wargrave-on-Thames
Valley Cruises: A small family operated business based at Nuneaton on the Coventry Canal.
Vardy Barge: The site of Mark Vardy builder of bespoke Dutch barges and narrowboats.
Venetian Marina Village: Chandlery, moorings, workshops, tearooms and gift shop.
Ventnor Farm Marina: Situated at Calcutt Lane, Stockton, near Rugby in Warwickshire on the Grand Union Canal.
Versatile Non Slip Flooring: A new product made in the UK fits together like ‘Lego’ and can be supplied with matching edges and corners. It can be cut with a Stanley knife to allow a perfect fit.
Vetus den Ouden: Suppliers of boat equipment.
Victron Energy: Their products include sinewave inverters, sinewave inverters/chargers, battery chargers, DC/DC converters, transfer switches, battery monitors, the unique WhisperGen generator, etc.
VideoActive: Producers of the best known series of waterway videos. They also offer production services to corporate organisations, broadcasters, advertising agencies, government departments, and the health services.
Viking Afloat: Four bases (Worcester, Whitchurch on the Llangollen Canal, Rugby and Gailey) hiring narrowboats.
Viking Marine: A marina based at Goole.
Village Needlecraft: Embroidery kits featuring canal boats and scenes.
Vinyl Cut Graphics: Vinyl graphics and boat names, embroidered shirts with boat names on them as well as printed mugs.
Vinyl Lettering.biz: Self adhesive vinyl lettering or graphics manufactured to ISO 9000 standard with an expected outdoor life of 7-8 years, it is suitable for use on Cars, Vans, Bikes, Boats, Windows and Fascias etc.
Virginia Currer Marine: Boat Brokerage based on the Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal.
Virtual Waterways Archive Catalogue: British waterway history brought together in one online catalogue.
Visit Anglian Waterways: The official guide to the Environment Agency Navigations in the Anglian Region.
Visit K and A: Helping you to explore town and country around Southern England's most picturesque canal.
Visit Thames: An Environment Agency site dealing with all leisure activities on and by the Thames.
W Robinson & Son (EC) Ltd: Suppliers of a wide range of pumps.
Walking On Water: A book published by the Minerva Press which describes a journey down the spine of the inland waterways system by a 'canal-innocent'.
Walton Marine: Boat brokerage based on the Thames.
Wanaka Houseboats Ltd: Boat hire in New Zealand
Wantage Waterway: Information on the Wilts & Berks Canal, the canal Trust and the East Vale branch in particular.
Warwick Wanderer: Day boat hire based on the Grand Union Canal between Hatton and Napton Junction close to Leamington Spa.
Water Babies Luxury Holidays Afloat: Holiday hire on the Lancaster Canal.
Waterscape: Waterscape is a commercial site for visitors on and by UK inland waterways and is a British Waterways company.
The Waterside Inn: Lockside at Mountsorrel on the River Soar Section on the Grand Union.
Waterstart: Waterstart is a waterways based training and recreational facility based at Thorne, South Yorkshire, but working with people throughout Doncaster and neighbouring boroughs.
Waterway Recovery Group: Canal Camps pages - Find out what they're really like. Regional Groups, Weekend Dates and "Navvies".
The Waterway Recovery Group - London Branch:
Waterway Routes & Waterway Walks: Products and information about walking UK rivers and canals.
The Waterways Book Service: Retail Book Service that is part of the Belmont Group. This also includes the Belmont Press, publishers and book wholesalers.
Waterways Craft Guild: The objectives of the Guild are to encourage, set and maintain high standards of knowledge and practice in the traditional skills of the waterways from the days of commercial carrying.
Waterways Directory.com: A directory of UK Inland Waterways related businesses, clubs, societies and organisations.
Waterways from the air: The site is building steadily as information is added.
Waterways Holidays.com: Searches a database of self-drive hire boats to check availability instantly for preferred holiday dates.
Waterways Liaison Service On-line: Promoting the work of various waterway organisations.
Waterways Mail: A mail forwarding service solely for the boating community in the UK.
The Waterways Museum (The Sobriety Project a charity): The Yorkshire Waterways Museum collection opened at the Sobriety Project in 1987 and was based on the story of the Aire and Calder Navigation and the creation of the Port of Goole.
Waterways World: The biggest-selling and longest-established inland waterways magazine.
Weaver Valley Cruises: Boat trips on the River Weaver in Cheshire.
Websters Insulation Ltd: Insulation for all types of canal boats, barges and yachts etc. from a leading, national installers of Polyurethane Sprayed Foam Insulation.
The Welford Website: All the local information for the village at the end of the Welford Arm.
Weltonfield Narrowboats Ltd: Marina and boatbuilding services at Welton Hythe on the Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal.
The Wendover Arm Trust: Supporting the restoration of the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal.
Wessex Narrowboats: Hire fleet on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Trowbridge.
The Wessex Waterways Network: The Thames, Wilts & Berks, Kennet & Avon, North Wilts, Somerset Coal, Thames & Severn, R. Severn, Stroudwater, Gloucester & Sharpness and Hereford & Gloucester navigations.
West Highland Sailing: A large hire fleet of both yachts and cruisers based on the Caledonian Canal and the lochs it connects.
West london Motor Criusing Club: Based at Alperton, on the Grand Union Canal Paddington Branch
West Vale Branch of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust: Covers the stretch of the Wilts & Berks Canal that passes through the following parishes - South Marston, Bourton, Shrivenham, Ashbury, Longcot, Woolstone, Baulking and Uffington
The Wey & Arun Canal: Restoring the Wey & Arun Canal.
Weyfarers Rowing Club: One of a handful of recreational and touring rowing clubs in the UK, formed for and by people who think rowing should be FUN
Whalin Upholstery: Soft furnishing specialists for boats. caravans, motorhomes and all home upholstery.
Wharf House Narrowboats: A builder of distinctive and bespoke narrowboats situated in an historic canalside building at the Bottom Lock in Braunston.
Wheelton Boat Club: Provides moorings and social events for its members. Membership is open to all with an interest in waterways.
Where Thames Smooth Waters Glide: John Eade's pages covering the river from Teddington up to the source. Photos (old and new), illustrations, poems, maps and other information.
Where The Working Boats Went: A version of the song and slideshow which was created for the Alrewas Canal Song DVD Project
Whilton Marina: Boat Brokerage and marina facilities.
White Horse Boats: Boat hire operating from Devizes Wharf on the Kennet & Avon Canal.
Whixall Marina - BWML: Moorings, Narrowboats, Canal Cruisers,Boatbuilding, Repairs, Sales. BWML aquired the freehold to the site in May 2007 and it is now operated as part of the BWML group.
Wildcat Enterprises: A small family run company, based on the Oxford Canal near Banbury, offering individual tuition in all aspects of boat handling on rivers and canals.
The Wilderness Boat Owners Club: The club site for Wilderness Trail Boat Owners.
Willow Wren Cruising Holidays: Group hire of 10 or 12 berth narrowboats. Based on the North Oxford Canal at Rugby.
Willowbridge Enterprises: Boatyard services at Milton Keynes.
Willowtree Marina: located on the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal in West London.
Wilsons of Kinver: Boat covers and Marine upholstery.
Wilts & Berks Canal: All you want to know about the Wilts & Berks Canal. Historic or modern apppear here. Designed to compliment the Official Wilts & Berks Canal Trust site.
The Wilts & Berks Canal: Updates on restoration.
Wiltshire Waterways Festival 2002: A Waterway Event for all the Family - June 15th & 16th.
Wooden Canal Boat Society: Dedicated to saving, restoring and using some of the old wooden working boats of Britain's canals.
Woodworks Boat Fitting: Boat fitters based in Nottinghamshire.
Worcester and Birmingham Canal Society: Well presented and interesting canal society pages.
Worcester Marine Windows Limited: Offering a full design and manufacturing facility. They are able to produce any required shape, type and size of window.
Worcester Vista: A general site about Worcester that contains some interesting pages on the local Canals.
Working Narrowboat Hadar: Keith & Jo Lodge own and operater Hadar, selling coal during the winter on the Leicester arm of the Grand Union.
World Canals: Designed as a first source of information on inland waterways of the world.
WOW - Wild Over Waterways: A partnership between three waterway organisations - BW, the Waterways Trust and the IWA to tell young people that the waterways are a vibrant, dynamic and integral part of our country's heritage and infrastructure.
Wraysbury Boathouse: Boatbuilding and restoration. Also a full service and maintenance facility which includes, slipping, antifouling, refinishing, inboard and outboard servicing, repairs and storage.
www.bream.org: A site mainly about FMC Fish Class boats and the authors own boat Bream.
www.canalboatbits.co.uk: The online chandlery of Ledgard Bridge Boats Limited
Wychcraft: Traditional crafts of the English canals at Hanbury Wharf in Worcestershire. A one stop shop for traditional Roses and Castles canal painting, signwriting, and interior boat design and fit.
Wyvern Shipping Co Ltd: Narrowboat hire based at Leighton Buzzard on the Grand Union Canal.
XR&D: Boat builders that have grown out from what was R&D fabrications.
York Boat River Cruises: Tours on the Yorkshire Ouse from York city centre
York Marine Services: Boating services on the River Ouse including holiday hire cruisers and day-hire boats.
Yours2share Ltd: Matching like-minded people who want to share valuable assets such as property, cars, boat share, aircraft, mobile homes, jewellery, fine art, business equipment, staff, and more.

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