Can you offer me a mooring?Yes, we can offer you a non-residential mooring at Evesham Marina. The marina is situated on the River Avon on the upper side of Evesham lock and offers full facilities. There are hundreds of mooring sites across Britain – from fully serviced marinas to simple spots on the towpath.
Does size matter?If you are looking to cruise the whole connected system on a narrowboat, then yes. To be strictly correct, the maximum length is 40ft. If you wish to cruise the last few hundred yards of the Little Ouse River to the town of Brandon in Norfolk. Excluding that small glitch those in the know, generally believe that 59ft is possible for the whole system.
The same cannot be said for a wide beam boat. Whilst you do gain that extra living space, it does restrict your ability to go where you want. It basically means you have to plan your route and maybe take the long way round. So if you’re happy with these restrictions, then you are looking at approximately 60% of the system.
What are the average costs of owning a boat?Whether your boat is for long weekends to get away from the rat race or for living abroad, it can be a wonderful way of life, free to move and change the view from the window whenever you want. So how much does it really cost? Apart from maintenance costs, which depend on usage, there are three main costs to consider when you buy a boat for use in the UK. Based on a 58ft narrowboat, expect to pay approximately £2,800 per annum for moorings, approximately £800 for a boat licence and full comprehensive insurance cover for approximately £400. Peace, satisfaction and a smile… Priceless!