Can a narrow boat cross the Channel?
Narrowboats are “Category D” boats which are intended only for navigating rivers, canals and small lakes but some intrepid boaters have crossed the English Channel in a narrowboat.
What are the narrow boats called?
However most people would say a canal boat and narrow boat is the same thing and a barge is slightly different. Some would also say it is “incorrect” to refer to a narrow boat/canal boat as a barge on any European inland water ways; this is due to the size of a barge compared to a narrow boat.
What boats are suitable for canals?
- Narrowboats. The most traditional form of canal transport is, of course, the narrowboat.
- Wide beam canal boat.
- Rowing boat.
- Sail boat.
- Freight boat.
- Model boat.
- Open powered boat.
- Stand-up paddleboard.