How do I Buy

The question DBA is most frequently asked is something like "How should I go about buying a barge?".

DBA Members answered it by publishing a book - The Barge Buyer's Handbook (BBH). This paperback is available from us for a modest price (by mail order or through the web site). We're not just trying to make a sale: there really is no short and simple answer to the question. Buy it from our Shop

The Barge Buyer's Handbook covers the following topics:

Why buying a barge is a good idea.
What it costs to own a barge.
How the barge market works
How to assess the condition
The survey, and other important documents.
How to search for a barge to buy.
What's involved in the purchase transaction.
How to get your barge home.

As well as being in the book business, DBA is pleased to answer specific questions about barge buying (and most other barge topics). Do get in touch with us if you're unsure (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and we'll do our best to help you avoid the mistakes we made  - or consult the Forum for past advice on aspects of buying.