Welcome to Mersey Motor Boat Club

MMBC Clubhouse in Lydiate
Following the Government announcement on 22nd February 2021 in relation to releasing lockdown restrictions, it is anticipated that the club bar will be able to reopen from 17th May 2021.  This will be subject to ongoing Government review of the science data and any change to this date will be posted on this site. 
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New Event Dates
Some proposed event dates have been added to the site, however these dates will be subject to review due to the ongoing Pandemic.  Any changes will be updated as new information becomes available
 

 
About

The MMBC was founded at Litherland in 1932 and is one of the oldest Inland Waterways cruising clubs in existence (click for press cuttings).  The club’s objective is to encourage interest in boat building, cruising, popularise inland waterways and social contact with people interested in these and allied activities. The MMBC is affiliated to the Inland Waterways Association and the Association of Inland Waterways Cruising Clubs.

Clubhouse
The MMBC Clubhouse (built 1953) is situated at the side of the canal off Pilling Lane, Lydiate. During the boating season the clubhouse is open most weekends, some of which are taken up with rallies or other boating activities. The clubhouse is equipped with a function hall with a dance floor and separate bar area. The MMBC has a licensed bar which conforms to local licensing authority regulations for the district. Extensions are arranged as circumstances dictate for social and special events. The clubhouse is not open every day or evening but members can usually be seen on or around the premises on most Wednesday and Friday evenings from about 8pm.


Moorings

The club has three sets of linear moorings on the Leeds Liverpool Canal as follows:

Lydiate:
Opposite the towpath on both sides of bridge number 17 Pilling Lane, Lydiate. The area immediately in front of the clubhouse is kept clear of permanent moorings for the use by the Commodore, visitors and access to the pump-out and refuelling berths. Loading and unloading of craft is also permitted for a reasonable interval.

Haskayne:
Opposite the towpath adjacent to bridge 22 and close to the Ship Inn.

Scarisbrick:
Opposite the towpath adjacent to bridge 27a . These moorings also have a pump-out berth by the bridge and a slipway that may be hired by members for a reduced rate.