Narrow boats provide a fun way to travel on rivers and canals. They can be used for holidays, or you can even choose to live on the narrowboat. When it comes to purchasing a narrow boat there are so many things that you will need to consider.This article provides several top tips that will help you to pick a great narrowboat, plus it also explains the best places to look for narrow boats for sale.
Size and Features
Narrow boats are available in a huge range of sizes. Remember the larger the boat you purchase the more it will cost to run and moor. Boats can come with a range of features including bathrooms and showers, stoves and built in storage space.
In order to check that the boat is in a good condition you will want to have a full boat survey done on it. A surveyor will be able to create a report which can indicate any problems that the boat may have.
If you are thinking of purchasing a narrowboat then you will also need to have a place where you can legally moor it. In the UK you are only allowed to stay on certain parts of the river for short period of time. There are moorings available to rent. In central London and other large cities these moorings can be very hard to come by as well as very expensive to rent.
You will also need to have the correct boat licenses which allow you to legally operate your boat on the rivers and canals. You can contact your local water agency to see what type of license you will need.
Narrow Boats for Sale
There are several places that you can look to find narrow boats for sale. There are online brokers that specialize in selling narrow boats as well as barges. You can find these brokers by searching for them online. Some people also sell their narrow boats on online auctions sites. Be very careful when purchasing off these sites, and make sure that you do your research into the seller. You should always visit any narrow boat in person before you agree to purchase it. Good luck.
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