We suppose ultimately that you can only really judge if it is going to be beneficial to you to be a member of NABO is if you join us! The main reason many have joined us over the years (we are 23 in 2014) is to help support a dedicated volunteer group (democratically elected - see constitution elsewhere) to represent the interests of boat owners on our inland waterways. To help you judge some of the other benefits in advance, have a look at some of them below
NABO keeps a confidential list of email addresses for members who wish to be kept in touch with issues, surveys and breaking news, using the immediacy of electronic communication.
We have prepared guidance papers on topics of interest to boaters including boat insurance, VHF radio requirements, ship registration, and fire safety. Others, including one on facilities for the disabled, are being prepared. Some of these are available to members on this site. Some are also available to prospective members on the website.
Members receive six issues a year of NABO News - which often publishes "hot" waterway news before the national magazines.
Members enjoy short channels of communication and easy access to NABO's Council members and officers, without intervening layers of hierarchy. NABO has access to a wide range of experience and expertise in all aspects of boat ownership. Current Council has members drawn from boating sectors such as Shared Ownership's, continuous cruising, bank-side based BW permanent moorings, live aboard moorings, marina moorings, and river cruisers for example.