Membership of the National Bargee Travellers Association is free at present, but we invite members to contribute a voluntary donation.

There are two types of membership:

Ordinary membership is open to itinerant liveaboard boat dwellers

Associate membership is open to any individual or organisation who supports the aims of the NBTA

The NBTA Constitution is here

Please tell us what skills you have to offer; we always need more people who can help in campaigning, action or advising boat dwellers of their rights and how to uphold them.

To join, please
– complete the online membership form here
– download, print and post a Membership Form
– download, fill in and e-mail a paper membership form to
– just e-mail us.

Members and supporters are welcome to distribute the membership form to other liveaboard boaters and supporters of the NBTA’s aims.

We don’t have the resources to carry out intensive membership administration, so your membership will last for the length of time you choose. Members will be sent information and announcements by email as and when they are available. This is on average about one email every two or three weeks.

We invite you to make a contribution, for example your time helping to advise other itinerant boat dwellers, coming to meetings, or lobbying local or central Government. If you would like to make a cash donation please see this page.