Welcome to the Canal Boat website - the UK's premier website for anyone with an interest in canals, rivers, narrowboats and canal boating in general. As a magazine we've been championing the country's wonderful waterways for well over a decade, providing news, views, boat tests, practical advice, cruising ideas, updates on canal restorations and keeping everyone in touch with everything that's happening on the UK's waterways.
This website expands on our magazine coverage, allowing you to look at some areas in greater depth, as well as giving you the opportunity to interact with others and keep up to date with the latest developments. We hope you enjoy exploring it.
Some areas of the site have completely free access, while others require registration and a few are available only to subscribers to the magazine. Why register? It only takes a minute, costs you nothing and provides greater access to the site while making it easier for us to keep improving it. Simply fill in the online form (rest assured, your personal details will remain confidential) and you can join our forums and benefit from articles, ideas and advice especially for our registered members.
KEEP UP TO DATE
Our news section will bring you the latest from world of the waterways so make sure you come back regularly, you might want to bookmark the homepage so you can find it again easily. Use the 'bookmarks' menu at the top of your screen, or press Ctrl-D.
NEW TO BOATING?
Everyone has to start somewhere and we're here to help you enjoy yourself on the water with our New To Boating section: here you'll find hints and tips on boating skills, buying advice and coping with locks.
CANAL AND BOAT PHOTOGRAPHY
Our magazine is renowned for the wonderful pictures shot by our talented photographers, but your pictures are a great part of it too. With this in mind, our website has a Gallery section where you can upload your own pictures of your favourite views and boats
When you register with the site, you can not only read our highly regarded and popular Ask the Experts section, but you will be able to pose your own questions, too.
A NOTE TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS
If you already subscribe to Canal Boat magazine, you can enter your subscriber number when prompted, after having registered on the site. This will allow you to ‘access all areas'. After all, as a subscriber you are already part of the magazine and this is your site.