CANAL BOAT RUN­NING COSTS

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

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.

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