Welcome to DBA - The Barge Association

DBA - The Barge Association is a club for people from anywhere in the world interested in barges and barging. 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 offers...

  •  Blue Flag:  DBA's full colour magazine, sent to members bi-monthly.
  •  Events:  Rallies and social occasions are 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 Guide: A directory of Suppliers uased by members, with reviews.
  •  Knowledgebase: A compendium of information from members via Blue Flag, the Forum and other research.
  •  DBA Shop: Books, charts & flags are available. Members get many items at a discount.
  • Discounts: Various suppliers have agreed to give discounts to DBA members.

 Join DBA - 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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Latest Events

Thu May 26, 2016
Ostend voor Anchor
Fri Jul 08, 2016
Briare Rally
Sat Jul 30, 2016
Sneek week