Breakdown & recovery services for canal boats, narrowboats and barges
On this page we list canal breakdown, rescue & recovery services. Some companies offer annual breakdown and rescue services, others will attend when required. These are the canal equivalent of motoring breakdown schemes such as The RAC and Green Flag.
Exactly what level of support is offered in cover based on an annual policy does vary between companies, and some companies have a range of support options. This affects costs of course. Before choosing cover you need to consider issues such as whether you want others to be covered by your policy (if you lend the boat to friends for instance) and whether you want breakdown support to be available when your boat is still on your home mooring.
If the fault cannot be easily fixed on callout most companies will arrange to move the boat to the nearest safe mooring only. If the boat needs towing or transporting back to your home mooring see our listing of boat transport and delivery services. We also list mobile canal engineers on a separate page. Many of these also provide mobile breakdown services.
Away2service A mobile service boat on the Birmingham City Centre Canals, Gas Oil, Pump Out, Calor Gas, Coal, Chandlery, Mobile servicing and repairs.
Breakdown recovery & rescue services
|Away2service - SEE TOP||Birmingham canals||A mobile service boat on the Birmingham City Centre Canals,||0845 6445344||
|Boat-A-Float||Nationwide||Boat Rescue and Recovery||0800 0937606||
|Four Counties Marine Services||Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire||Mechanical & electrical servicing and repair work. Breakdown Service.||07922 163072||ed@fc_marine.co.uk|
|Granthams Bridge Boat Services Ltd||Rugby, North Oxford Canal||Engine Service & Breakdown Cover||07812 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Inland Waterways Rescue||Grand Union south east||24hr breakdown & emergency docking service||07956 email@example.com|
|Marine Services||south coast UK / can travel||Marine mobile recovery / repairs||07766 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Narrowboat Engine Room Services||Engine, Transmission and Ancillaries Servicing, Repairs and Breakdown.||07759 email@example.com|
|River Canal Rescue Ltd||Nationwide||National breakdown recovery service for boats||0870 2078021||
|Waterforce||Northwest England||Engine repairs and servicing||08000 firstname.lastname@example.org|