Welcome to DBA - The Barge Association

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

DBA helps members to share information and experiences through its Magazine, Website and discussion Forum and by arranging rallies and other events, for members with or without boats.  DBA promotes general awareness of barges and barging and represents its 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!


 DBA supports the campaign for the retention, restoration and maintenance of the French Canals in partnership with L'Entente des Canaux du Centre .

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