Saturn Fly-boat

Waterways Heritage Afloat

Seeing Saturn at her Base

Saturn’s base mooring is next to the wonderful historic Ellesmere Yard, on the outskirts of Ellesmere, Shropshire, on the Llangollen Canal. An extension to our major and fruitful partnership with Canal and River Trust, we have a mooring there for Saturn and for her current towing boat. This is part of the CRT initiative to regenerate Ellesmere Yard; Saturn will usually winter there, and will normally be displayed there when not on tour. Saturn is fully visible from the towpath, and is publicly accessible at Ellesmere Yard events and by appointment. When Saturn is not there, we encourage use of our moorings by other historic boats. 

Seeing Saturn at events

Come and experience life on a Fly-Boat. From March to September Saturn travels the Waterways of the North-West, North of Birmingham to Merseyside and into North Wales, attending major events and undertaking specific educational and other bookings. The Society works with the Canal and River Trust in planning our annual programme.

Saturn will attend these 2023 Events 

Please note that this programme is necessarily provisional, as it is dependent on the availability of volunteers and towing boats, and of the canals and rivers themselves.

April 7-9.
Ellesmere Port NWM  
May 9-16.      
Trevor schools visits
May 22-26.
Ellesmere schools visits (?)
May 27-29.
Ellesmere Yard
June 2.  
Crickheath Grand Opening
June 3-4.
Ellesmere Yard  
June 16-18.  
Middlewich FAB 
June 20-23.  
Lymm schools visits 
June 24-25.
Lymm Transport Festival 
June 27-July 9.
Anderton (including schools visits (?)
July 14-16.
Gnosall CFest  
July 29-30.
Audlem Transport Festival  
August 2-31.
Ellesmere Yard  
September 2-3.
Whitchurch Canal Festival  
September 4-30.
Ellesmere Yard  

Booking Saturn for your Event

Saturn can be booked to attend events or for filming and other promotional purposes. Please note – Saturn cannot be used for passenger carrying trips. The cost depends on the circumstances and also varies if a horse is required. We are a charity and must raise funds for the ongoing maintenance of Saturn.
To book Saturn please email

Check Saturn's Facebook page for photos and reports of some of the Events & Rallies she's recently visited.