How much does a narrowboat mooring cost?

The cost of a narrowboat mooring can vary depending on a number of factors, including the location, the size of the boat, and the type of mooring.

  • Location: Moorings in popular areas, such as the Cotswolds or the Peak District are likely to be more expensive than moorings in less popular areas.  Inner city moorings in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds tend to higher priced due to people living aboard narrowboats and widebeams and working in the city.
  • Size of the boat: Larger boats will require more space, so they will typically cost more to moor.
  • Type of mooring: There are three main types of moorings: marinas, boat clubs, and private moorings. Marinas are the most expensive option, while boat clubs and private moorings are typically more affordable.

In general, moorings cost between £20 and £70 per foot per year. For example, a 30-foot narrowboat moored in a marina in the Cotswolds could cost around £1,200 per year.

It is important to note that mooring fees are not the only cost associated with owning a narrowboat. You will also need to factor in the cost of insurance, fuel, maintenance, and repairs.

If you are considering buying a narrowboat, it is important to budget for the cost of mooring. You can find more information about mooring fees on the websites of the Canal & River Trust and the Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs.

Here are some examples of mooring fees from different locations:

  • Canal & River Trust marina moorings: £25-£70 per foot per year
  • Boat club moorings: £15-£50 per foot per year
  • Private moorings: £20-£70 per foot per year

It is important to note that these are just examples and the actual cost of mooring will vary depending on the specific location and the type of mooring.


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