Why a New Build Barge?
a Wide Beam Barge?
New Build and not Old?
to a Narrowboat?
Aboard or Leisure
(Moorings & House Boats)
Where can I cruise?
can wide beams navigate?
of UK Broadbeam Canals
Broad Beam Network Plans
can I navigate in Europe?
Buying a Barge
a new Barge (sailaway, fully fitted, costs, delivery etc.)
The European law for new builds
Specification Check List (for a typical sailaway barge)
on New Build Barges
Build Barge Builders
Build Barges for Sale
DIY Barge Fit-out
out a barge yourself
(engine, electrics, heating, painting galley etc.)
Updates - 4 years on
& Wind Generators
Fit-Out cost (for sailaway plus barge).
Useful tools for DIY fit-out
Links & Further Reading
plans of wide beams
/ dry docking a barge
Misc Barge Pages
- New Build Barges
Moorings - Some popular SE England moorings
at Port Medway Marina
DBA The Barge Association
Ghent Rally in Belgium
Beale Park (R Thames)
DBA Rally at Chatham
Beale Park Rally
Bell Weir Gathering
This web site is written with the intent of helping
prospective new barge owners buy the boat of their dreams, and
in the hope that the more popular wide beam boats become on the
UK canals, the greater the chances of the wide beam network
Message Board Forum
board forum is for questions and answers to anything related to
new build barging. There are around 150 posts to date.
The site covers all
new build barges, including Replica Dutch Barges, River Barges, Broad Beam and
Wide Beam narrowboat style barges.
The site gives an indication of where in the UK (and European
continent) a broad beam barge can cruise (map and chart) plus future plans of
broad beam network across the UK.
There is also advice on buying a new
and the diy fit-out of 60ft Replica Dutch barge Elessina,
including addressing some of the issues encountered during
the barge buying process.
If you have an interest in boats and are
considering a broad beam canal type boat / barge, you will most likely
find something of interest amongst the following pages (if you wish to
read all pages, click on the 'next page' hyperlink at the bottom of each
was fabricated during the
early months of 2004, and fitted out on it's mooring. Some photos can
be seen by
New Build - Barge Build Blogs &
and Julie's Elessina. A 60ft Piper Boats Sailaway
60ft Barge Project
►Tom & Dee's
Ida. A 57ft Cruising Barge
and Jacq's Wide Beam Narrowboat Style Barge
and Heathers Dutch Barge Style Widebeam
57ft Broad Beam Barge built by Piper Boats
57ft Narrowboat Style Widebeam - Black Rose
& Jackie's 50ft Thomas design
Euroship built by Sirius Yachts
Glynwen's 55ft Barge
by Piper Boats
Barge Web Page - Do you have a barge story to tell?
Quick, easy bullet point questions
stats, over 500 votes to date
70% thinking about new build.
17% DBA Members,
The Barging.co.uk web site averaged
per month during 2011 (slightly up
from 5,841 in 2010)
Next Page >>> (why a replica Dutch barge?)
an email to Ian
Please note: This is a personal web site,
and whilst we have tried to establish facts
any views given are only our opinions. We
are just boat owners willing to
share our 'venture' into barging.