How much does it cost to rent a canal boat in the UK?

Hire boat prices vary depend on time of year and boat size but are probably between £350 to £450 per person per week. Hotelboat Holidays are usually all inclusive, fully catered and serviced, costing between £1,000 to £1,500 per person per week.

Can narrowboats travel at night?

Can I drive a narrowboat at night? As with regular canal boats, if you own the boat, you can technically travel any time you want. However, it is strongly recommended you have proper lighting, and don’t travel in snow and ice.

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Will boat prices go down in 2022 UK?

Based on boating industry trends in the past two years and the continuous rise of the boating market, the short answer is that boat prices are highly unlikely to go down in 2022 due to pandemic-caused supply chain disruptions and the continuing popularity of boating in general.

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.

Can you buy a new narrowboat?

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If you are interested in buying a new canal boat from Aqua Narrowboats then get in touch with us to discuss your ideas and we will show you our latest bespoke narrowboats, workshop and provide you with a quote for your narrowboat sale.

How long does a narrowboat last?

If you take good care of it, the narrowboat battery may last for as long as six to eight years. If you don’t take good care of it, it can fail within a couple of seasons.

Is living on a narrowboat cheap?

Is living on a narrowboat cheaper than living in a house? ‘Yes’ – for most people. Boats are generally cheaper to buy or rent, buy an old cruiser for a few hundred pounds! Moorings usually are cheaper than property taxes, even free as long as you keep cruising!

What is the difference between a canal boat and a narrowboat?

Narrowboats typically have a beam (width) of between 6ft 10in – 7 ft, whereas a barge can typically be around twice the width – often around 14.5 ft. If you come across a boat which is in between, this range of vessels is typically known as ‘wide beam’ canal boats.

How much diesel does a narrowboat use?

Typically, a narrowboat will achieve diesel consumption in the area of 1 to 1.5 litres per hour. If you work on an average of 1.3 litres per hour then you won’t actually be too far off. A typical 2 week cruise averaging 6 hours travelling per day is 84 hours.

Can canal boats cross the English Channel?

The short answer is Yes. A longer answer is Yes, but you you are advised to have an experienced crew, a properly-prepared and maintained narrowboat, and cooperative weather.

Can you live on a narrowboat all year round?

Yes, it is possible to buy a canal boat as a home. This is a much cheaper option than buying an entire house, but it comes with a variety of drawbacks with it’s advantages. You can buy a narrowboat to live on for only £20,000, although prices do vary based on a boat’s size and condition.

Can you take a canal boat from UK to France?

Unfortunately not; the locks in the Channel Tunnel are too narrow for British Canal boats.

Can you take a canal boat on a river?

They can be crewed by experienced inland canal boaters or newbie holiday makers – you may notice little difference if either is on a major river for the first time ! Boaters used to the inland canal system should remember that there is always a current on the river.

Can anyone take a boat on a canal?

Short Term mooring is allowed along most canal towpaths (though not on the opposite bank or near locks or bridges). But no boat can moor there for more than two weeks, a few days in some indicated places. Long term moorings are where most boaters pay to keep their boats.