Coordinator:Simon Acaster

Tel: 07704 535619

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Broom Ocean 38 “Salix Lady

I have owned a pleasure craft since 2004 and purchased my first Broom in 2015 when I also joined the BOC. My previous experience on the water prior to owning a pleasure craft was as a member of the crew of the commercial tanker barge Humber Pride. I am a mechanical engineer and currently hold the position of Operations manager at Drax Power Station. I try and spend as much time as possible actively cruising around the waters of the Central Region and beyond when the opportunity arises, my home base is at the Goole Boathouse Marina.

Visitor Information

Any members considering visiting or transferring to the region should contact the Regional Coordinator for specific information on moorings, attractions and navigational information. The following web sites and guides may also prove useful.

            Humber Estuary

Associated British Ports (ABP): ABP control shipping on the Humber. See the link for details relating to pleasure craft.

Rivers Trent and Yorkshire Ouse


A Canal & River Trust river only licence is required for these waterways. A full licence is required if including the Aire & Calder Navigation. See the CRT website for full details,

A Boat Safety Certificate is also required.


Collins Nicholson Waterways Guide 6, Nottingham, York & the North East, ISBN 9780007493807, revised 2014

This guide covers all the waterways upstream of Trent Falls and includes Ordnance Survey maps, moorings, tourist information and pubs and restaurants.

The Boating Association publish 3 charts; Volume 1, Non-Tidal River Trent, Nottingham to Cromwell lock; Volume 2, Tidal River Trent, Cromwell lock to Trent Falls; Volume 3, Yorkshire Ouse, Trent Falls to York. The maps use Google Maps satellite views and show moorings and pubs and restaurants. Available from The Boating Association on line shop!/Publications/c/2703498








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