Learn about life afloat the easy way

Life on a narrowboat can be as peaceful as it is idyllic BUT you need to understand the pros, cons, highs, lows, and day to day logistics in living on England's inland waterways. Let me help you find out all you need to know before you commit to what could be a very expensive mistake.

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Shobnall Marina

We have pleasure in offering moorings in a secure and pleasant environment, and yet close enough to the town centre to be convenient for shopping, eating out etc.

The railway station is only half a mile away and we are located close to A38, A50, giving easy access to M1 or M6 and M42.


All facilities are available with electricity and water points close to all pontoons. Elsan disposal, pump out, Calor gas and diesel are located at the entrance and help is always available from one of our staff. On site there is a qualified gas fitter, British Waterways Boat Safety examiner and surveyor, boat painter and signwriter, electrician, cabinet maker, mechanic, welder. Shobnall Boat Services employ these staff to offer you the confidence and convenience that any work you require can be done on site.

Shobnall Marina

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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.

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