It’s that time of year when many narrowboaters moor their vessels and hang up their boating shoes for Christmas. However, planning is essential before leaving your boat in the water
Canal and River Trust and Drifters Waterway Holidays to offer people the chance to try boating for free
People will be able to try canal boating for free in England and Wales on 7 April 2019
12 Celebrity sailors and boaters past and present
From hardcore racers like pop legend Simon Le Bon to George Clooney's love of motor yachts, here is our pick of the celebrities who adore sailing and boating.
The Catboat: A floating sanctuary for felines in the heart of Amsterdam
Believed to be one of the few floating animal sanctuary in the world, the Catboat is a refuge for stray and abandoned felines in Amsterdam. Browse our gallery of the furry residents
Boat licence fees will rise by 3% next April
From April 2018, the cost of a Canal and River Trust boat licence will rise by 3%. The announcement comes as feedback is sought on the future of the national boat licence
Pictures of the week: Stunning images from the world of boating and yachting
Becalmed conditions for the Volvo Ocean Race crews, the latest Princess sports bridge motor yacht and making music in Britain's longest canal tunnel. See our pictures of the week
Britain Afloat: New BBC documentary on boats starts Saturday 30 September
Boaters rejoice! Britain Afloat, a new six part documentary that explores how boats have shaped Britain starts on BBC Two at the end of September
A riot of colour: Boats in Bloom shortlist announced
The shortlist of the inaugural Boats in Bloom has been revealed and there seem to be no end to the imagination of boaters when it comes to their gardens. Which one catches your eye?
8 Cool uses for a boat: genius businesses and venues on water
Why do it on land when you can do it on water? From a private floating hot tub to a sail through ice cream parlour and beauty salon on the waterways, these boats are now venues for some of the coolest activities on the UK's rivers and canals
More boats announced for the Northern Boat Show
Running from 23-25 June 2017, the three-day Northern Boat Show will play host to some of the biggest and most popular boat brands and covers both the offshore and inland markets
New licence introduced for boat renting in the UK
The Canal and River Trust, which manages much of the UK's waterways, has introduced a new letting licence in the wake of more people living on rented boats
Crick Boat Show gets underway this weekend
Britain's biggest inlands waterways festival - the Crick Boat Show - starts on Saturday (28 May) and is promising something for all the family
Pictures of the week: the most beautiful images of the boating world
The must-have boat for Star Wars fans, the stunning twinkling hull of the superyacht Moonstone and the world's largest ship visits the UK
Top 10 Sailing and boating TV programmes
Howards' Way, The Onedin Line and The River...YBW brings you the pick of sailing and boating TV programmes over the last 50 years. How many do you remember?
Warning to boat owners after series of thefts on the River Lea
Hertfordshire Police are warning boat owners to be on their guard after three boats were broken into on the River Lea
Fundraising appeal after narrowboat sinks in the Regent’s Canal
After spending seven months restoring the narrowboat, Dylan Stockli and Jahne Cleaver watched helplessly as their home sank in the Regent's Canal in London
Death of man on the Droitwich Junction Canal ruled accidental
Allen Green, 49, drowned when his narrowboat sank in Lock 5 on the Droitwich Junction Canal on 25 July, 2016.
Paramedics use a narrowboat to transport casualty at Boggs Lock
Boater Richard Gray came to the aid of the West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics as they treated a casualty near to Boggs Lock on the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal.
Will the waterway you plan to cruise this winter be shut or open?
Boaters are being encouraged to check if the waterway they want to cruise over winter is open as the Canal & River Trust publishes its winter maintenance schedule.
Narrowboat collides with Land Rover in bizarre accident on the River Avon
The occupiers of the narrowboat, Golden Eagle, got a surprise while making their way up the River Avon - they hit a submerged Land Rover.