CANAL BOAT RUNNING COSTS
THE costs of running a canal boat vary. Tony Johnson, author of the
says his own costs add up to about £4,000 a year.
A waterways licence costs from £700, insurance is about £150, gas from a bottle and electricity from hook-up or batteries charged by the engine is about £10 a week.
Heating costs are about £5 a week and then there is diesel for the boat.
A boat safety certificate is required every four years for £150 and there is always maintenance and repairs, ranging from water pump breakdowns, which are common, to replacement batteries and retreating the bottom of the boat every four years in a dry dock.