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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Stenson Marina aka Midland Canal Centre

Stenson Marina is situated in South Derbyshire, convenient for Derby and Nottingham. The marina has approximately 80 berths and provides a traditional community spirit among our moorers.

All main services of electricity, water, diesel, pumpout and waste are available, without additional service charge. Stenson also has one of the best equipped yards for service and repairs in the Midlands so we can look after and repair your boat. On-site services include slippage, covered paintshop, steelwork repairs, LPG & diesel servicing and a carpentry workshop.

Cruising routes are varied with a mix of short and medium canal cruising rings as well as weekend visits to Shardlow, Willington or Burton on Trent. The routes provide some of the most popular heritage sites as well as an bundance of flora and fauna.

Stenson Marina

Stenson 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 now wander Europe by motorhome during the winter, and on the Dutch and French waterways in the warmer months on their 32' Dutch motor cruiser.

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