Welcome to DBA - The Barge Association

The club for people interested in leisure barging on the inland waterways of Europe


DBA FB Group header image A  DBA Rally in Ghent, Belgium
DBA - the Barge Association is a club for actual or would-be barge-owners,  and for anyone interested in barges for cruising and living in Europe.  We have a friendly, supportive and knowledgable membership with all levels of experience.   There are over 1500 members from across the globe, on the waterways of the UK and Continental Europe.  We share information and experience through our Magazine, Website, Forum and Events.  We represent our members to waterway authorities through Europe, to keep waterways and services open and accessible.   More...

Barge Association Membership gets you . . .

  • Blue Flag:  Our full colour magazine, sent to members bi-monthly.
  • eNewsletter:  An email newsletter, between editions of Blue Flag,  to which members and non-members can subscribe.  
  • Events:  Rallies and social occasions held throughout the year.
  • Forum:  Discussion between members, social and technical.
  • Facebook Group:  Mainly social chat between members
  • DBA Shop:  For DBA books and flags.
  • Waterways Guide: Information from members about moorings and services on the waterways.
  • Suppliers Guide:  A directory of Suppliers used by members, with reviews. Some give discounts to  members.
  • Knowledgebase: A compendium of information from members' experience.
  • Booklist:  Recommended Books,  Guides  and Charts