Welcome to DBA - The Barge Association

A club for anyone interested in leisure boating on the inland waterways of Europe.

DBA helps members (with or without boats) to share information and experiences with barges on the canals of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe.  We promote general awareness of barges and barging and represent our members to waterway authorities through Europe.  The club is around 1700 strong with members from all over the world cruising and living on their barges in the UK and in Mainland Europe... or just thinking of it.   

DBA Membership  is open to anyone from anywhere in the world who is a barge owner, a barge dreamer or just interested in barges.  Membership gets you...

  •  Blue Flag:  DBA's full colour magazine, sent to members bi-monthly.
  •  Events:  Rallies and social occasions held throughout the year.
  •  Forum:  Discussion between members, accessible online or by email.
  •  Waterways Guide:  Information from members about moorings and services on the waterways.
  •  Suppliers Directory: A directory of Suppliers used by members, with reviews. Some give discounts to DBA members.
  •  Knowledgebase: A compendium of information from members.

Join us and turn the dream into reality!


Member login

Latest Events

Thu Jul 27, 2017 @10:00 - 05:00PM
Mon Jul 31, 2017
Sneek week
Sat Aug 26, 2017 @10:00 - 05:00PM
ATYC Annual rally
Sun Sep 10, 2017 @15:00 - 06:00PM
Buying a Houseboat on the Thames