Looking for a mooring may feel quite daunting when it's your first time.
To help you understand all about the different types of moorings which are available and decide which would suit you best you should have a look at the mooring pages and our FAQs.
How can I get a long term mooring for my boat?
There are hundreds of mooring sites across Britain – from fully serviced marinas to simple spots on the towpath. Finding one should be an immediate priority once you've decided to buy a boat because, until you have agreed a mooring, your new boat will have to remain on dry land or comply with out guidance for Continuous Cruisers.
We advertise vacancies on our own directly managed long term mooring sites here and they are advertised for 14 days using an open auction system. Once you have a mooring you can let us know by completing our Notification of Home Mooring form and sending it to our Boat Licensing Team.
I’d like to find a Canal & River Trust managed mooring for sale in my area but don’t know where to start?
All of our long term mooring vacancies are allocated using an online auction system.
If you would like to be notified as soon as a vacancy is published on the website for auction you can register on the website and ‘save a search’ to your profile.
To save a search please sign in to your profile and:
- Select ‘Search from the Auction' tab on the left hand side
- Enter your preferences (it is advisable to select only one or two options to avoid making the search too restrictive), submit search
- Click on the ‘Save this search’ button which will appear above the search box (if no vacancy results) or available vacancies (if there are results)
- Name your search
You will be able to select the option of receiving email notification for your saved search on the ‘My Profile’, ‘My Searches’ page. Please ensure you save the option you select.
Your saved searches can also be used as short cuts to find suitable vacancies when using the site.
I’m interested in purchasing a Canal & River Trust winter mooring this year and am not sure how to do this?
An email update will be sent to all registered users of the mooring vacancy website later in the year. If you are not already registered on this website we recommend that you do this now – its very straightforward.
However, you can also keep checking this website as information will be made available here too. Unfortunately, the information on winter moorings for 2012/13 is not currently available so we aren’t to tell you which spaces will be released yet.
How much will I pay per year for an end of garden mooring?
The price payable for the permit is set by reference to the mooring fees for simple on-line moorings in the area, whether supplied by us or by private operators. A benchmark site is identified and a price discount applied to account for the fact that we provide the water space but not the land access to it or any facilities at the site. The discount is normally of the order of 50%.
If you still can't find the answer to your question, or you have but you would like some more information, you can get in touch with us by email or by telephone to 0303 040 4040.