Living on a boat isn't such a cheap choice: Taking to the water can be romantic, but the expenses soon mount up
Narrow boat enthusiasts are gathering today for Britain’s biggest canal boat show. And many of those attending the four-day event in Crick, Northamptonshire, will be looking at a boat as a home rather than merely a hobby.
While some take to the water as a lifestyle choice, others see boats as a cheaper alternative to buying or renting a property.
A second-hand 50ft narrow boat – usually suited to a couple – will cost from £30,000 upwards to buy, depending on age and condition.