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!