Boater Report 2019

The Boater Report gives an overview of how much it costs to maintain our canals and rivers. This includes where the Trust’s money comes from and where it gets spent, for example how much gets spent on dredging, maintenance, vegetation management or on customer service and facilities.

Boating on the Caldon Canal, a narrowboat approaching a lock Boating on the Caldon Canal

Have you ever wondered how much the boating community contributes to the upkeep of our canals and rivers? Or perhaps you’re more interested in how we invest our income in the network? Well, answering both of those questions, is the 2019 edition of the Boater Report.

The report also includes information on licence evasion, the role of volunteering and the importance of boating on our waterways. We’ll be interested to hear your feedback to understand what info you find most useful and if there’s any other aspects of our work that you'd like to see more of in future reports.

If you’re a boat licence holder then we'll send you a PDF of the Boater Report along with your licence renewal or if you’re buying a boat licence for the first time. 

You can also take a look back at the previous 2018 edition

Last date edited: 18 September 2019