Welcome to DBA - The Barge Association
The DBA is an association for people interested in barges and barging and provides opportunities for them to share information and experiences through its website, forums and meeting up at rallies and seminar events and the association through its activities promotes general awareness of barges and barging.
The DBA membership exceeds 1500 members made up of owners, builders, converters and those dreaming of a life afloat from all around the world. Between them they own over 1100 old, new, big and small vessels which are used for pleasure cruising and living aboard mainly on the waterways of the UK and Western Europe and increasingly onto the waterways of Eastern Europe.
Membership of the DBA offers you:
- Blue Flag: The 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 either online or by email.
- Waterways Guide: Information from members about moorings and services on the waterways.
- 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.
- Members Discounts: Various suppliers have agreed to give discounts to DBA members.
Our extensive information databases have been compiled by DBA members from their own experiences.
We invite you to join us so you can share these databases.
The DBA supports the campaign for the retention, restoration and maintenance of the French Canals
in partnership with L'Entente des Canaux du Centre France.