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How to Find, Buy, Maintain and enjoy Cruising your canal boat

Finding the right canalboat is essential! There are lots of different types of canal boats, narrowboats and barges, and you can buy new or used. Either way its a major purchase and ongoing ownership and maintenance are serious commitments of time & money. We’ve advice about finding and looking after your perfect boat, plus listings of companies offering boat maintenance and parts.

So now you can go cruising! We’ve lots of advice and information to help you relax and enjoy yourself, plus listings of trainers eager to help you develop your boating skills. And if you are one of the many people attracted to living afloat on UK canals and rivers we’ve some very useful advice for you to consider before you make that giant step on to the water and become a liveaboard!


Buying a canal boat

What to look for when buying a new or used canal boat.

Boat maintenance

Planned canal boat maintenance advice to avoid breakdowns.

Canal boating skills

How to cruise canals and use locks safely and efficiently.


Canal boat Liveaboard

Advice and liveaboard tips about choosing a boat and mooring.

Holiday exchange

Exchange your boat for a holiday home around the world!

Canal news & events

What’s happening on canals & rivers including events & rallies.

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