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Boat breakdowns

Boat breakdowns are rare but if it does happen there's no need to panic. There are plenty of ways to set you off on your journey again.

You can search our boat services listings to find a nearby boatyard, or contact River Canal Rescue, who'll come out to you - and even bring tea and snacks along in case you're peckish.

If you're stuck for several days, or worse on a time limited mooring, make sure you contact our Boat Licence Support Team to arrange to stay longer. You may need to tow your boat a short distance to a less popular mooring spot, and if the delay takes longer than you expected, you may need to pay an extended stay charge.

Call our customer services team on 0303 040 4040 to find the licence support officer for the area you're in or use our handy online map.

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Last Edited: 16 January 2019

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