The Waterways you Wish to Use

The sizes of the canals and river navigation vary, so it is important to buy a craft suitable for all the waterways on which you wish to use it.

For example: If you intend using your boat in and around the Midlands canals, you will need a boat, which is no more than about 6ft 10ins wide and 70ft long. Others along the navigations have locks, which are 14ft wide but only 60ft long.

Browse the Canals & Rivers section of the website to find details about lock sizes for different waterways.

See also:

Buying a Boat
Hiring a Boat
Living Afloat

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