Course Modules – The Cost of Living Afloat

Many aspiring narrowboat owners think life on a boat is much cheaper than in a bricks and mortar home. Here are the complete and detailed costs. Can you afford this lifestyle?

Module 1 Narrowboat Costs Explained
Unit 1 Getting Started - The Cost of Living Afloat Module
Unit 2 An Introduction to Narrowboat Costs
Unit 3 Your Boat Purchase
Unit 4 Mooring Fees - Paying to Park Your Boat
Unit 5 BSS Certificate, Waterways Licence and Insurance
Unit 6 Utilities - An Explanation
Unit 7 Onboard Propane
Unit 8 Electrical Costs
Unit 9 Coal and Other Stove Fuels
Unit 10 Central Heating Costs
Unit 11 Free Water
Unit 12 Engine Fuel Consumption and Cost
Unit 13 Shared Ownership
Unit 14 Detailed Narrowboat Expenses For A Full Year
Unit 15 The Full Cost of a Two Week Leisure Cruise
Unit 16 Budget Narrowboating
Unit 17 Summary - The Cost of Living Afloat
Unit 18 Narrowboat Costs Survey
Useful Information
Paul Smith

After six and a half years living on a narrowboat on England's inland waterways, Paul and his wife Cynthia wandered Europe by motorhome during the winter, and on the Dutch and French waterways in the warmer months on their 35' Dutch motor cruiser. However, the pull of England's muddy ditches proved too much for them. Now they're back where they belong, constantly stuck in mud in a beautiful traditional narrowboat.