Saturn Fly-boat

Waterways Heritage Afloat

Saturn is a beautiful & unique narrowboat. 

Whether we're helping to carefully move her to the next event, proudly presenting her to the public or even doing dirty work to maintain her, our team consider it to be a great priviledge to be involved, and usually great fun too!

What could you get by helping us with Saturn?

  • Relaxation - doing something completely different to your normal 'day job'.
  • Exercise - pulling, pushing, walking, breathing fresh air, talking, painting, fixing things ....
  • New skills - from horseboating to working a pair of traditional narrowboats through locks. 
  • Team work - being part of a friendly group of like minded people. 
  • Satisfaction - from helping to care for a wonderful piece of waterways heritage. 
  • Payment - afraid not! But we will try to arrange transport where possible. 

And you don't even need to be a member to get involved!

Extra help is always needed and welcomed. Just email us at and tell us what you would like to do and maybe when. We'll get back to you asap. We've listed some up and coming opportunities to get involved below.

Events schedule

Autumn 2017 

Saturn’s next activity are set out below. Volunteers are needed to help man the boat and chat with visitors whilst on display and also to help move Saturn from and to locations.

If you would like to help please email or contact the person listed below or any committee member.

2 & 3 September
Boat open days
Whitchurch Rally
Bob Jervis 07737 412673  
4 to 10 September
Sue Cawson 07876 653956
14 September   
Boat movement
Ellesmere to Maesbury (horse drawn from Frankton)
Bob Jervis 
07737 412673
15 to 17 September Boat open days
Maesbury Canal Fayre
Bob Jervis 
07737 412673
30 September & 1 OctoberHorse boating training days
Maesbury  (booking deadline 11 September)
Bob Jervis 
07737 412673

The bi annual docking of Saturn will take place at Ellesmere from 4 to 10 September. Volunteers are essential to ensure that this vital task is completed. If you are able to help please contact Sue Cawson on 07876 653956 or email