Blog

May 26
5 Tips to Keep a Narrowboat Cool in Summer

Anyone that has spent any time on a narrowboat will know they can get cold in winter, but more often than not they can get too hot in Summer.  With the hot weather season approaching it will start to heat-up.  Here are some tips on how to keep a narrowboat cool in summer: Moor in […]

May 21
Do you need a licence for a narrowboat?

Yes, you need a licence to live on a narrowboat in the UK. The Canal & River Trust (CRT) is the body responsible for licensing boats on the UK’s inland waterways. The type of licence you need will depend on how you use your boat. If you use your boat for your own private use, […]

May 02
Do you pay council tax living on a narrowboat?

With the cost of living crises and increasing interest rates, living on a narrowboat is increasingly becoming a popular alternative to traditional bricks and motor.  Whether or not you pay council tax living on a narrowboat depends on a number of factors, including: The type of mooring you are on. If you are on a […]

Apr 24
What’s the difference between a narrowboat and a widebeam?

The main difference between a narrowboat and a widebeam is their width. Narrowboats are typically 6ft 10″ wide, while widebeams are generally between 10ft and 12ft in width. This extra width gives widebeams more interior space, which can be a major advantage for liveaboards or people who want to spend extended periods of time on […]

Jan 05
Happy New Year and a quick update

Hello Everyone,  First of all I’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  For many people 2022 was a mixed year with COVID still lingering on, scorching summer heatwaves and an absolutely freezing start to December.  We look forward to 2023 and all the fresh opportunities and experiences it offers. After a lot of […]

Sep 01
Site Update: Narrowboat brokers directory

Hello Everyone, Just a quick update on a new feature we’ve added to the site recently.  Some of you sharper eyed gongoozlers may have noticed the “Find a Broker” link at the top of the site.  Well, the brokers directory is a brand new section we have been working on for a few months.  We […]

Jun 23
How much does a narrowboat cost to buy?

How much does a narrowboat cost?  This is a question I get asked a lot from eager buyers looking to purchase their first narrowboat.  Most people see narrowboats every day on the canals and waterways of England, but it’s not until you actually start thinking about owning one do you start to think about their […]

May 16
Site Update: Say hello to Narrowboats.uk on Facebook

Are you on Facebook?  If so, come and say hello on our new Narrowboats.uk Facebook page.  We’ll be posting updates of new narrowboats for sale as well as answering any questions you have in comments.  As usual with Facebook, there may be a few jokes, some nice canal side pub recommendations and a bit of […]

Apr 05
Welcome to Narrowboats.uk

Hello there!  Welcome to Narrowboats.uk.  My name’s Tom and I’m the owner of Narrowboats.uk I have been involved with Narrowboats and the canals from a very early age and have very fond memories of walking the canals with my Dad as a child.  I decided to setup Narrowboats.uk after searching for a boat to buy […]