Boat TentFancy camping but do not have a boat tent? If you have thought about cruising but are unwilling to splash out on a tent (in case you hate it!) why not get a taste of sleeping on board, under an Association tent? Don’t worry, you won’t have to drill holes or make any modifications to your boat, the tent comes with a rope and shockcord bridle to secure it, and full instructions.

Two of the tents are the roomy Mark 2 (igloo type) design and come complete with lightweight fibre poles. You do not need any extra fixings added to your boat. The third has just been donated to the Association, and has yet to be tried out.

The UKWA has two principal boat tents available for hire, at the special members’ rate of £25 (or just £15 for UKWA Rallies – that’s £15 for the duration of the cruise, plus onward carriage where necessary).

Non UKWA members are welcome to hire the tents too, for £50. This will include that year’s membership of the UKWA and the warm invitation to join in some of our events and embrace the benefits of membership.

In addition to the hire charge you will need to arrange onward carriage to the next hirer or return to Dave Barker. (You’ll be told where to send the tent).

You can obtain a booking form from Dave by emailing him at – he usually checks his emails several times a day, so if you don’t hear back within a day or two something has gone amiss.

Payment can be made by online banking as an alternative to posting a cheque. Just mention this in your email and we’ll provide details. Booking forms can be returned by email too.

Boat Tent Availability

  • The calendar below gives an indication of the availability for hire of the UKWA boat tents on any given date; out of courtesy please give a reasonable amount of notice.
  • A reddish-brown horizontal bar indicates that a tent is booked out, with the initials of the hirer, so that you can double-check your own booking.
  • To view a different month use the little arrows above the right-hand side of the calendar.
  • At present there is no facility to book a tent using the calendar.
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