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 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 2022 Events *provisional

May 30th - June 16thAnderton Lift with the Daniel Adamson
June 18th - 19th*Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival - provisional
June 25th - 26thLymm Boat & Steam Gathering
July 4th - 8thSchools week at Trevor
July 15th - 17thGnosall Canal Festival
July 30th - 31stAudlem Gathering of Historic Boats
August & early SeptemberEllesmere Yard
September 3rd - 4th*Whitchurch Boat Festival - provisional
Early October Acton Bridge Steam Rally
Late OctoberReturn to Ellesmere Yard for winter mooring

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.