A canal boat or narrowboat galley can vary from the very basic to almost as advanced and modern as a kitchen on dry land. Your power sources, gas and diesel may all have an effect on the facilities available. Likewise a kitchen fit out can range from the quaint and traditional to the modern and functional. If you’ve ever wanted to peer into other people’s boats and check out their galleys, here are three kitchens that are cooking on gas.

Galley on Narrowboat 57ft Trad (West London)

This 2011 Hudson boat has an air of luxury whilst maintaining her vintage feel. The galley has a side hatch and is fitted beautifully with ash on oak, and LED lights. It offers a full size four burner cooker, fridge, fold-away tables, plenty of cupboard space and handy cup hooks. The washing machine is cleverly set behind panels to maximise space.The electrical systems on board this boat are 12 volt batteries charged by the engine, plus the option to use shore power or a generator.

Galley on 70ft ex-hotel boat (Warwick)

This hotel boat butty has a large catering galley equipped with a full size cooker (grill and oven), sink, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dryer. Ample worktop space is evidence that as a hotel boat this galley catered for more diners than your average narrowboat kitchen. The kitchen is light and airy and all available wall space is maximised with compact storage shelves, utensil hooks, wall hooks and a wall-mounted magnetic knife block.

Galley on a Narrowboat 21ft With transferable mooring. (Tring).

This is a charming little boat which would be an ideal weekender or even a small liveaboard. It has a Tardis like interior and lots of quaint features, such as the removable bulkhead to open up the steering position. The galley is very clean and tidy and has a two burner cooker, oven and grill, and a small sink. This boat comes with a 2KVA generator.

My very first narrowboat home had only a tiny kitchenette with a fridge that ran on gas and a two burner hob with a little Vanette oven. However, you’d be very surprised on what you can cook in a limited kitchen!

Narrowboat Kitchen by our Boatshed broker Jan, is a series of 30 simple recipes designed forthe basic (and sometimes quirky!) narrowboat galley. It includes recipes suitable for using small solid fuel ranges as well as the conventional cooking facilities of hob and oven.

The top of the wood burner is a great location for a kettle, a pan of mulled wine, or even a stew. Jacket potatoes can be wrapped in foil and baked inside the stove. In this video Dan Brown, 'The Narrowboat Lad', demonstrates warming up soup and naan bread on the stove.

Something I’ve never tried, but that looks interesting is a chimney oven which installs directly to the stove pipe from your stove. Smoke from the stove pipe heats the oven by circulating around the oven chamber.

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Peggy Melmoth

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