Is a canal boat a barge?
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.
What are Dutch canal boats called?
A Dutch barge is a traditional flat-bottomed shoal-draught barge, originally used to carry cargo in the shallow Zuyder Zee and the waterways of Netherlands. There are very many types of Dutch barge, with characteristics determined by regional conditions and traditions.
What are wide narrow boats called?
A cruiser is a narrow or wide-beam (we’ll get onto those in a moment) with a larger railed stern section with additional seating making them ideal for external socialising. Cruisers are great recreational boats perfect for… well, cruising!