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The Canal Cruising Society

The Canal Cruising Society owns the 61 foot traditional style narrowboat Freedom that is a share boat based in Hawne Basin, otherwise known as Coombswood Basin, on the Dudley No.2 canal.

Here is the discussion board and boat log for members of the Society.

Freedom is a comfy 61ft traditional style steel narrowboat. It belongs to the canal Cruising Society, which is a private, non-commercial  group. The group currently has eleven shareholders - allowing costs to be kept to a minimum and reasonable level. 

The holiday rota is determined by drawing lots, then selecting your chosen weeks. Some members may only take one week for the year, some may take two and some may just take as many as they can take.

The share price is a one off payment of 3,000 which is refundable on re-sale. All the members also currently pay 50 per month into the group's bank account to cover moorings, license, insurance, repairs and maintenance.

The boat is always left clean, filled water and fuel tanks, pumped-out - ready for the next members to take over.

She is fitted with:-

  • Bedroom
    A permanent double bed
  • Bathroom
    Wash basin
    Toilet (pump-out)
  • Kitchen
    Double sink
    Full size (4 ring) gas cooker
    Electric fridge
  • Lounge / dining area
    Fixed dining table & stools
    A settee converting to a double bed
    A chair converting to a single bed
    Solid fuel stove
    Colour T.V with DVD and CD player
    Radio & cassette player

For further information please email

Updated 12 May 2015