National Inland Navigation Forum (NINF)

NABO is an active member of this informal forum which brings together organisations with navigational interests, with meetings often having invited representatives of waterways authorities. NINF members include AWCC, BM, CBOA, GOBA, RBOA, IWA, TBA and DBA. Meetings ensure regular dialogue between these organisations and especially those concerned with waterways covered by CRT and the […]

CRT Navigation Advisory Groups

CRT operate a number of important “advisory groups” covering a range of different areas from freight and navigation to volunteering and heritage. These are committees set up to provide a consultation body for CRT discuss proposals, policy and performance. For boaters the “Navigation Advisory Groups” or NAGs are the relevant committee. NAG comprises boaters with […]

Moorings matter

NABO campaigns extensively on mooring strategies. This is a significant issue, and is guaranteed to gather wide views, regardless of boating patterns. Everybody wants a good safe mooring near that pub, shop, car park or remote spot in the country. Towns, villages and canalside venues want visitor moorings so that customers can come and go. […]

Monthly NABO Bulletins

NABO sends out a short electronic bulletin every month to members who provide an email address. This covers a summary of the latest waterways news and consultations, representation events that officers attended, membership information and the like. As far as possible we include links to web sources, and this enables members to be selective about […]


NABO News is the association’s 32-page full-colour magazine that provides up to date information on the waterways, as well as a forum for NABO members to give voice to issues that concern them. There are six issues per year and each contains regular features on Boating, News, Talking points, Rewind (summaries of past NABO News), […]

K and A Mooring Strategy Steering Group

BW (now CRT) commenced Mooring Strategy Steering Group in 2010 in an attempt find consensus amongst users, business and local authorities over mooring congestion on the west end of the Kennet and Avon Canal. NABO regional secretary Andrew Colyer and and Legal officer Geoffrey Rogerson contributed to the meetings in 2010 and 2011, and made […]