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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Viking Marine

Viking Marine – sits at the end of the Aire and Calder canal in Goole, where the inland waterways meet the tidal rivers of the Ouse and Humber.

The Marina’s secure moorings provide a home to a diverse flotilla of yachts, power boats, barges and converted commercial vessels.


Facilities include a 20 Ton hoist, Dry Standing, Diesel and a Large Chandlery.

We can also provide you with a range of Maintenance and Repair Services.

Viking Marine

Viking Marine

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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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