One question we're often asked when on the tripboats is how much does it cost to have a boat on the canal.
Well, there are a number of things to take in to consideration: licences, upkeep of boat, insurance... but in this article, we'll take a look at mooring costs.
There are a number of permanent moorings on the canal, some managed by the Canal & River Trust, some not.
The moorings in Shireoaks Marina are sold by auction, click here for further information.
For prices, it is very difficult to say. BW (the forerunner of C&RT) used to publish guide prices for moorings across the system (last accessed October 2010). These prices are published per metre. As most people tend to think of boats in feet, we've recalculated. We can't take any responsibility for the accuracy of these numbers, given that they are many years out of date.
West Stockwith Basin: £32.33/ft
West Stockwith linear: £25.74/ft
Forest Locks: £25.11/ft
Shireoaks Marina (non-residential): £29.81/ft
Shireoaks Marina (residential): £34.52/ft
These are per annum costs and there are other mooring locations available.
If you have say a 60' boat, mooring costs are clearly likely to be a significant part of your annual expenditure (anything from £1130/year upwards depending on location at one of the above locations). For further information, click here.