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.
What are the boats in canals called?
Canal Boat may refer to: Barge, a flat-bottomed craft for carrying cargo. Narrowboat, a specialized craft for operation on the narrow canals of England, Scotland and Wales. Widebeam, a canal boat with a beam of 2.16 metres (7 ft 1 in) or greater and built in the style of a narrowboat.
How would you describe a canal boat?
A canal boat is a long, narrow boat used for travelling on canals.