Association of Pleasure Craft Operators (APCO)
Lots of folk start by hiring!
Birmingham & Midland Marine Services
Historic narrowboat training, holidays, day charters and parties afloat. Commercial vessels and Skippers for hire.
Boat Museum Society (BMS)
See their Volunteering Opportunities page for ways to get involved with boats.
British Canoe Union
The cheapest way to get afloat.
The Friends of Raymond
Always on the lookout for volunteers to help with maintenance, crewing and staffing the fund-raising stand.
The Friends of President
Hold Introduction Days for trainee crew on the boat and butty.
Heritage Working Boats Project
A fleet of heritage working boats, maintained by volunteers, visits events across the waterway.
Holidays on the historic narrow boat William
The Narrow Boat Trust
Owns the pair Nuneaton and Brighton, still used for carrying traditionally as a pair whenever possible, crewed by members.
The Shropshire Union Fly-boat Restoration Society
Be a member of an enthusiastic group of like-minded people with a common cause - to keep Saturn safe and running for another 100 years. You will be among people who love our waterways, narrowboats, their history and working traditions with the option, if you wish, to do some boating or maintenance work.