Top Ten Websites Every Narrowboat Owner Should Know About
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Wed Sep 10, 2014 at 2:38pm

If you are just getting into boating, then having a good idea of the best websites that will be beneficial to you when you are thinking about buying a narrowboat will make the process much easier.

We have collated ten sites that we think will interest you and you should bookmark for reference.

In no particular order...


The Canal & River Trust is a charity entrusted in caring for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.

Their maintenance teams work all year-round to keep the canals, rivers, reservoirs and docks in working order so that they can be enjoyed by everybody. You can get involved by becoming a volunteer check out the volunteering page.


Known as the voice of the waterways the association is a registered charity it advocates the conservation, use, maintenance, restoration and development of all inland waterways for the benefit of the public.




Another great resource for anyone interested in boating and the canal system. Here you will find information about canal holidays, maps & guides, news & events and much much more.


Towpath talk is the number one free waterways newspaper packed with news, competitions, letters, stoppages & restrictions, and boats for sale. You will often see our sister company Whilton marina in the news paper and on the website - look out for their monthly videos!!


Compare Boat Insurance is one of the UK's leading specialists in boat insurance, offering a wide range of boat insurance comparisons so they can find the right quote for you.

Utilising over twenty years of experience in the insurance business they have the knowledge to simplify and design a competitive boat insurance quote around you.

We always recommend if you are new to boating to hire a boat for a long weekend or for a holiday to get the feel of life on the canal.

Venetian hire boats offer you luxury canal boats to hire and can be booked online through their simple booking facility.



If you have an interest in the canals and waterways of the United Kingdom, or need some information then hopefully you will find what you are looking for here.  A good resource covering all sorts of topics.


Quality training courses available for anyone who wants to learn how to helm a boat safely and confidently.

The courses are tailor made to your requirements, half day, one day, two day or single handing courses are all available. Worth looking at if you are new to boating. Or indeed if you some knowledge, but would like to improve your skills to make your boating safer and more enjoyable consider taking a course.


A variety of DVDs that will inspire and provide you with cruising ideas.

Chris and Angela have been producing their high quality canal videos since 1991. They have been boating together for 40 years and Chris has been a professional video and television producer since 1987.


Well we couldn't not add our own website and blog to the list. We are able to offer you a variety of services from a great variety of boats for sale, narrowboat information & advice, moorings, narrowboat videos and so much more.

We hope you will find all these websites useful, if there is a site that you think we should have added let us and our other readers know. It's good to share!

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