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Contact Dan


Posting for 3+ years


Canal Boat - double bedroom, lovely bathroom in large widebeam - all bills included

Hackney, London



Posting for 3+ years

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Contact Dan



5 hours ago
Seller Type
Date Available
19 Sep 2022
Property Type
Number Of Bedrooms


Have you considered being a liveaboard boater?
Fancy exploring the canals of London, moving through and staying for periods in super central places like Kings Cross' Granary Square, Islington nr Angel station, Broadway Market, Victoria Park?

Escape the Rat Race Have been supporting long term boat hire for nearly 20 years, this is an EtRR Boat

Viewings are available now.

Check out the video of the inside of one of the other ETRR boats to give you an idea of the style and fit out - if you're viewing this advert on a mobile you'll need to drop me a msg to send it to you. If you're viewing this on a computer you should be able to see a video tab above the images.

The boat is a widebeam (3 metres x 20 metres) and has a double bedroom, beautiful kitchen and dining area and separate living room. It is very comfortable living for singles or couples. the boat contains:

Coal burning stove
Central heating radiators
Double room
Double bed
Outdoor seating area
Latest security - steal stern doors, enfield locks etc
Bathroom with hot and cold running water and toilet
Mains electricity
Lots of clothes storage


The boat moves around London and will mainly be within zones 1, 2 and 3 however due to the nature of the license the boat has to move every 2 weeks and must span a specified minimum distance over a year and therefore is sometimes further afield. We will follow a semi flexible cruising calendar which, depending on there being space in certain locations, will allow you to know where you'll be on the cruise at certain times.

This is a minimum 6 month contract (can be extended at the end of the period), references and credit check required.

The administration and contracting of the vessel will be done through Escape the Rat Race, give them a google to see what they are about. This is the only legitimate way to pay to live on a fully insured and licensed boat that is continuously cruising and has been endorsed by The Canal and River Trust.


Is this advert for a whole boat?

Do you offer shared boat options?
Yes we do. Please see other adverts posted on Gumtree under this profile also Escape The Rat Race website.

Can you offer less than 6 months contract?
I am afraid we cant, there is a terrific investment of time and energy in getting someone on a boat, instructing them on handling it, run through safety demonstrations, giving adhoc advice, registering for insurance, responding to new occupant queries etc. Anything less than 6 months is not economical for EtRR, the average stay is 9 months.

Can you offer a short stay of 1-10 days?
No. You need a hotel boat for this. It is not something we offer. Google Canalboat hotel

Are the boats safe?
yes @ EtRR we maintain that the ongoing health and safety of occupants is the single highest priority, we carry out regular checks on all vessels, all are correctly fitted with safety alarms, all have the correct certification and all checked for defects, wear + tear and maintenance on every site visit (on average 1 visit which includes safety check per boat per month). This makes them amongst the safest cruising boats on the canal.

Is renting an EtRR boat allowed?
EtRR maintains a fleet of safely maintained, correctly licensed and fully insured vessels and has successfully done so for nearly 20 years, so yes escapes on ETRR vessels are fully above board, insured etc. There are numerous non registered boat landlords who do not meet minimum safety criteria and are on the whole unsafe, unlicensed and carry no/invalid insurance.

What is included in the all inc package:

- Unlimited diesel
- Unlimited Gas
- 1 Ton of Coal per winter
- license
- insurance
- access to boat services

n.b - you may have noticed we have multiple similar ads on gumtree, this is simply to reference the fact the boat travels through London on it's cruising pattern. All of the locations with adverts are places where the boat can and regularly does moor on its semi flexible cruising pattern. The posting of multiple ads has been planned in agreement with the team at gumtree

Ad ID: 1400480915


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