Better Boating Co.

Better Boating is located on a beautiful stretch of the River Thames in Caversham, between Sonning Lock and Caversham Lock. We are in an ideal position for visiting some beautiful locations on the Thames such as Goring, Mapledurham, Sonning, Henley on Thames, Wallingford etc. We are only a few minutes along the river from the Kennet & Avon Canal and 2 minutes along the river to Tesco Extra supermarket. We are a 10 minutes walk to Reading town centre and train station.

Better Boating offers a wide variety of marine services including permanent and temporary moorings, maintenance, repairs & restoration, boatyard facilities with 20 tonne craning and workshops
Better Boating offers a full range of marine services and facilities:-

  • Shop / Chandlery
  • Toilets
  • Diesel
  • Refuse disposal
  • Pumpout
  • Elsan Disposal
  • Gas / Logs
  • Water

CCTV & secure gated car park

FACILITIES
Our facilities on the River Thames include:-

A well stocked shop / chandlery, Ladies & Gents toilets, Diesel, Refuse disposal
Pumpout & Elsan Disposal, Gas / Logs, Water, CCTV with a secure gated car park

MOORINGS
At Better Boating, we have secure permanent and temporary moorings on our beautiful mid Thames location in Caversham, just outside Reading. We have facilities for cruisers, narrow boats and wide beams and a secure gated car park and provide winter hard standing for all permanent berths.

CURIO SHOP
Our Curio Shop and Chandlery is open daily from 08:30 until 18:00

Visit our ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of unusual gifts from around the world
Clothing, hats, shoes, bags, trinkets, fishing equipment, photograph frames, candles, postcards,
a fantastic selection of jewellery, books, ornaments, and a wide variety of collectable items and a well stocked chandlery.
Why not pop in and take a look around… open to everyone

MAINTENANCE
Better Boating undertake minor reconditions through to full restorations. We offer engineering services, antifouling and blacking. Please contact us for a chat regarding your requirements

CRANING
At Better Boating, we can crane up to 20 tonnes (Narrow boats up to 65′) and we have access for low loaders / articulated vehicles and boat transportation can be arranged. Hard standing available, Lift and hold for survey / prop fouling etc, Engine removal, Fully insured. We are in a central position on the River Thames with easy access to the Kennet & Avon Canal

WORKSHOPS
We have 2 workshop units:-
Unit 1 – 46′ x 25′ x 20′
Unit 2 – 50′ x 12′ x 12′
Available for short or long term boat restoration projects, Insulated with power & water.
Please contact us for the workshop rates.

Either pop in and have a chat about the services we can offer or email/call us:-

Better Boating Co
The Boatyard
Mill Green
Caversham
Reading
Berkshire
RG4 8EX
t: 01189 479536
m: 07850 532650
enquiries@betterboating.co.uk