Aspiring boaters often ask about the financial aspects of boating. My stock response is “an arm and a leg and your first born child”.

You may want a more precise answer – but it’s a difficult question, given the enormous variety of boats and boaters and the many types of waterways, moorings and more. We asked a handful of boaters to keep track of their boating related spending for a whole year, listing everything from the mandatory licence fee right down to the last firelighter, windlass and emergency repair bill. Here’s what they recorded.

Read the full feature here: CostOfBoating

You can find out more about narrowboats and living aboard in my two books.