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Narrowboats For Sale What To Look For
There are a great many narrowboats for sale across the length and breadth of the UK and buying one gives you access to more than 2,200 miles of canals and rivers with all the benefits that these have to offer. A lot of UK waterways are sided by beautiful countryside and exquisite pubs and beer gardens while a number of towns and cities can be within easy reach if you choose the right mooring spot.
Finding the best of the narrowboats for sale means first determining how you intend to use your new investment. Will you be using it for a couple of holidays a year or do you intend to go all out and live in your canal boat. The latter will usually demand a major lifestyle change and definitely requires a lot of consideration before leaping into it.
Mooring The Boat
Where you will moor the boat is also important. Fortunately there are many locations where you can do this. Its possible and perfectly legal to moor your narrowboat for a night or two on just about any stretch of canal but extended stays are not permitted without consent and typically without having to pay to moor your boat. An alternative to this is using a narrowboat marina which is designed specifically for the purpose. These too can cost but you are usually able to leave your boat for months at a time.
Size Of Narrowboat
There are many sizes of narrowboats for sale. The shorter ones of around 30 foot in length are considered suitable for one person or two at a push and only for short and occasional use. Narrowboats will usually go up to 70 foot or more in length which can be used for family holiday or even for living in.
The cost of narrowboats for sale is determined by all of the above factors as well as the age and condition of the boat and the quality of the exterior, interior, and the engine. Prices can vary from around 10,000 up to 100,000 or more. You should expect to pay around 40,000 to 60,000 for a good condition and decent size narrowboat.