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4th July in the year 2000 was Independence Day – for me. As a young twenty something I became a proud home owner for the very first time, and that home was a 45 foot red narrowboat called Emily Rose. I knew very little about boats but I’d met some friendly boaters on the towpath and they introduced me to their mates, and they were all glad to share their boating wisdom and advice with me. I learned to steer a boat, tie knots, check the oil and recognise the sound of a loose fan belt. And yet other things beneath the deck-boards remain a mystery to this day; some things are better left to the experts!
At Boatshed Grand Union we have boats for sale right across London. We cover all the Grand Union as well as the London canals and the River Lee navigation. Most of our boats for sale in London have moorings; some residential moorings and some central London moorings. As the Olympic flame continues to travel through Grimsby and Lincoln today, London prepares for the start of the Games.
We’ve got a wide variety of boats for sale here at Boatshed Grand Union, including Dutch barges and project boats. We also have wide beams for sale and houseboats with permanent moorings. We even have a historic narrowboat for sale. However when you’re thinking about canal boats a major difference between narrowboats is the cruiser or traditional stern.
British Waterways Marinas Ltd, one of the largest marina operators in the country, has appointed Boatshed.com as its sole provider of brokerage at its marinas in the South and West.
I’ve blogged several times this year about not having enough water in the canal, and now that it’s June I can barely face venturing onto the front deck because the rain is relentless! (I’m writing this on Monday but anything could happen in the next few days!)
I’ve never been there before but 2012 was the 13th year of the Crick Boat Show. I went with my husband and two young daughters so we left our boat and just went up for the day in the car. We picked Sunday for our visit and looked forward to watching her Majesty’s Royal Pageant on the big screen. Sadly it rained the whole time we were there, but we managed to make the best of it.
Good old British weather they call it !
1: This weekend myself, Neil Chapman from Boatshed and Jan Knox from Canal Experience Training are all heading to the Crick Boat Show in Northamptonshire 2nd - 5th June. If you’re going there too then come along to the Boatshed stand to talk about boats!
I noticed a bit of banter on Twitter this week about Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee Pageant plans.
This weekend is the Rickmansworth Canal Festival 2012 and Boatshed Grand Union are sponsoring it. We will also have a stand to display information about our narrowboats, barges, project boats and widebeams for sale on or near the Grand Union Canal and London.
When I’m not looking for narrowboats for sale, canal boats for sale, project boats and barges for sale to list on our website I like to get my nose stuck into a narrowboat book. Sell my Boat.
The first May bank holiday means the IWA Canalway Cavalcade again! It’s time for us to get down to London and display our list of narrowboats for sale, canal boats for sale, project boats and barges for sale on the Grand Union. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of boats and meeting other boaters.
This lovely 50ft Trad Stern Narrowboat is perfect for living aboard.
The 2012 Crick Boat Show will be a four-day show on 2nd-5th June 2012 and this year it includes some special celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. If you’re looking for a narrowboat for sale, a widebeam or barge for sale in the UK then it’s a great place to find out about all things boaty.
There is a lot of information on the internet about living on narrowboats, barges or canal boats. We have a selection of narrowboats for sale on the inland waterways and we also have Dutch barges and more unusual boats, barges and project boats for sale. Some of our customers have questions about which kind of boat is most suitable for living aboard?
We have had several new listings recently. This 30 foot narrowboat with Cruiser Stern comes with a mooring at Broxbourne.
We still haven’t had enough rain to make all of our canals fully operational, with only 38% of the long term average rainfall for February being experienced in Southern England.
Our boat of the moment is a new listing. She is a 57ft narrowboat built by Colecraft and has a mooring in Uxbridge.
I love the charm and history of the old working boats, even though I know that the reality of life for a working narrowboat family was a perpetual struggle of hard graft and making ends meet. Not to mention the accidents at work and the short life expectancy!
A long time ago, when I sold my beloved first ever boat, a 45 foot red narrowboat with a cruiser stern, the boat broker told me that she was a little “tired looking” and labelled her as a project boat for sale.