British Marine Inland Boating ( formerly the Association of Pleasure Craft Operators APCO ) was started over 60 years ago and is the main trade body for Inland Waterway Businesses, representing over 100 independent companies offering River and Canal Holidays on Hire Boats, Day Boats, Hotelboats, Passenger Trip Boats and Business Services on the 3500 miles of navigable canals and rivers in the UK. The association prides itself on setting professional standards, enabling passenger navigation and safe guarding the waterways. Let our members share with you a unique experience afloat, tranquillity, quality and heritage; a canal holiday that you will always remember.
Book confidently with British Marine Inland Boating members, they:
- Offer the highest standard within the marine industry
- Have the widest range of canal holidays, hire boating and passenger boat trips
- Adhere to a strict code of practice and the hire boat handover.
By choosing an British Marine Inland Boating member, boating can become an all-round activity. Our members offer various types of holidays that people have come to expect – short breaks, shared ownership, time-share, self-catering or hotel standard service.
British Marine Inland Boating is a group association within the British Marine and is recognised by the Government, CRT (Canal and River Trust) and other agencies as the ‘National Body’. Click Here to read or download a copy of the Canal and River Trusts' Waterways Code >