What is the best length for a narrowboat?
Generally speaking, a 30-40 foot boat is ample as a holiday boat, whilst a 50 plus foot boat is ideal for extended cruising or living aboard. There is a myth that boats must be no longer than 57 feet long, because some locks have a maximum length of 60 feet.
Are narrowboats a good investment?
Owning a narrowboat or a widebeam canal boat is a great investment as it allows you to access the beautiful canals in the UK and gives you the freedom to travel the country whenever you decide.
How thick should a narrowboat hull be?
How Thick Should the Steel be on The Hull? For insurance purposes the minimum hull thickness must be 4mm. The majority of modern narrowboats are built using 10/6/4mm plating or steel thickness specification, 10mm is the steel thickness on the hull base, 6mm the sides and 4mm the roof.