After saving for 15 years and visiting eight boatyards, Sue and Alan Shrimpton were always going to create a winner... and the crowds at Crick agreed
When Australian couple Karen and Jonathan Warren took a hire boat holiday on the Mon and Brec, little did they know that the UK would become their new home
Propelled an electric motor powered by a huge array of solar panels, this style-packed 70-footer shows how technology is marching on
Is it electric, ask towpath walkers as a soundproofed Beta provides a beautifully peaceful power plant on this 60ft semi-trad
Boating Leisure Services are back in the winners' enclosure with an elegant craft full of future-proofed features
Pip and Mick Leckenby were conned out of their money when Stillwater Narrowboats didn't follow through with their promise
You've been bitten by the bug and your budget's in place to satisfy your burning desire to get on board your new boat but what about the dreaded waiting lists?
Colin Evans ditched the dream of a country cottage to gamble on a waterborne bolthole and his niece Kate Gosney was on hand to capture his celebrations
We've picked some of the best second-hand narrowboats for sale this month
How do you buy a narrowboat and spend five days a week renovating it while on maternity leave, without letting on to your husband? Katy-Felicity Butler-Brown tells us how it was done...
A question about replacing batteries on canal boats
We asked the experts about the potential pitfalls of cruising with an empty calorifier
How to stop mould and mildew appearing when boats are laid up
If you want to make an informed decision concerning boat refrigeration we must think about some basic science. If you already know the difference between temperature and heat - please skip the next section
We ask the experts how to keep your perfect paintjob
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