Living aboard a canal boat
Many people are leaving dry land behind and living on boats on the UK canal system, and most of them do it because it is the life they choose and love.
Living on a canal boat can seem almost idyllic, conjuring up images of brightly painted cosy craft tied up alongside sunny country fields or in handy, friendly, economic city centre marinas.
The freedom to move on whenever mood or weather or job may take you. But travel prepared!
The Liveaboard Lifestyle
Tired of the rat race? Can’t afford a flat in the city? Like to wake to a new view everyday? Fancy getting a boat and floating away?
Where can you Moor and Live
You may want to be based in a city, countryside or regularly move. Knowing where & when you can moor your boat is vital.
How to find the right boat
A boat designed for a short family holiday will not meet the needs of someone living aboard year round.
The Cost of Living Afloat
What does it cost to live afloat? Is living afloat really cheaper? We compare the costs of living on a boat to on dry land.
Liveaboard Blog & Top Tips
Donna, Mark and Inky (their greyhound) have taken the giant leap of giving up their cosy three bedroomed life on dry land to become ‘Liveaboards’.
Boatowner Advice & Equipment
We’ve listings and contact details of over 1200 suppliers of services and equipment for canal boat owners, plus pages of information and advice.
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