Our Boat

Click on an orange dot to see a photo of the interior.

A bit about Narrowboats

Wandering Duck’s boat is a 69ft long by 6ft 10 inch wide Narrowboat. With such a restricted boat width you’ll find an ingenious use of space. Tables seem to appear from nowhere at meal times. It’s rather like a giant floating campervan!

Narrowboats are unique to the UK canal system. The canal network was built just over 200 years ago to transport cargo around the UK before the railways.  This was one of many innovations that lead to the start of the Industrial Revolution.

Today, there are very few working boats on the canal system. However, recreational Narrowboats are still built to roughly the same dimensions. Any larger and they wouldn’t fit in to the locks and through the various narrows in the system.