I’ve bought another boat!! Not a traditional steel narrowboat this time but something very cheap and cheerful, just to bob about in at weekends and on short trips.
I was delighted to be invited to spend a day aboard a wonderfully quirky canal and river cruiser boat by Samantha Rigley whose adventures I follow on Instagram. Join us, in this video!
An alternative to the tradition steel narrowboat, fibreglass (GRP) cruisers are long-established on British canals and rivers. Often cheaper to buy, both new and used, but with drawbacks such as a more fragile construction and less suitability for living aboard, especially in winter, they are a popular choice particularly on rivers. In this video, I speak to a chap who bought a Viking 26 and absolutely loves it.
For those on small or disconnected canals, who want a boat that can be taken out of the water easily and moved elsewhere, there is the Wilderness Trailboat; an incredibly cute, fibreglass (GRP) lightweight craft that you can practically put in your pocket!