• Superb Dynasty class narrow boat - £123,000

    Superb Dynasty class narrow boat - £123,000

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    Yes, we also sell narrow boats and widebeam cruisers for use in the UK and continental markets - talk to us about your ideal boat

  • Magnificent deck saloon barge (ideal liveaboard)

    Magnificent deck saloon barge (ideal liveaboard)

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    This lovely barge is now available only due to Owners ill health, she is a newbuild (2006) double deck saloon barge, ready for living on board but guest cabins require finishing.

  • Magnificent Klipper barge £299,000

    Magnificent Klipper barge £299,000

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    I will take you to visit this lovely barge in Holland and You will not see a finer barge afloat for the asking price. Ebenhaezer was completely rebuilt in 2008 and is virtually new. Completely repainted April 2016

  • Cruising in the sunshine

    Cruising in the sunshine

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    We have all the vessels that you need for cruising anywhere in the UK and European waterways, this is what we specialise and can give you all the help you need to get started. Here are some ideal cruisers

  • The City Project - 20m Saloon vessel

    The City Project - 20m Saloon vessel

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    This magnificent double deck cruising houseboat is ideal for living on one of Europe's great rivers in a major city. Be it on the River Thames, the River Seine, maybe in Berlin, Amsterdam or the Mediterranean she can cruised in 5 star luxury

  • 60ft x 12 ft Sailaway - from £56,695

    60ft x 12 ft Sailaway - from £56,695

  • Cruise the amazing Dutch Canals

    Cruise the amazing Dutch Canals

    If you like cruising there is so much to see in this lovely country. There are years of fine cruising here and most of it is on quiet magnificent waterways. Bring your bike to spend some time exploring, get away from the cities and see what you find.

  • Motor boats for sale - Linssen 38 ft - £85,000

    Motor boats for sale - Linssen 38 ft - £85,000

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    A lovely Linssen motor cruiser has recently come onto the market, she is of a high specification and in spotless condition. I have this and other fine motor boats for sale.

  • 25. 5m cruising Barge - £165,000

    25. 5m cruising Barge - £165,000

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    This lovely barge is ideal for the French canals, lots of deck space for relaxing in the sunshine, 2 double cabins, 2 toilets, shower, large generator and a 360 degree bow thrust. Priced at 220,000 Euros which is approx. £188K

  • 24m Hotel Barge, ideal for cruising - £245,000

    24m Hotel Barge, ideal for cruising - £245,000

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    Rival has for a number of years been cruising the river Thames with up to 8 passengers in Lovely accommodation, sleeping cabins with en-suite facilities

  • 28m (92ft) Dutch barge - Gravesend, London

    28m (92ft) Dutch barge - Gravesend, London

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    An ideal barge for City living or cruising on a possible mooring (by negotiation) if required. Well fitted out with spacious living accommodation and room for more sleeping cabins.

  • This superb Hotel barge is for sale in France

    This superb Hotel barge is for sale in France

    This barge is being sold as a going business or a magnificent cruising houseboat 295,000 Euros

Vessels for working and living afloat



 What is this - a train?

Yes and this is great news for 2018 - There is now a direct Eurostar service to Amsterdam - From £35 (one way) - it will take 3 hours and 41 mins from Central London. I can pick you up at Amsterdam Central station and take you to see the boats and barges that I have on offer in Holland. Note: only one direct service a day to start with but more are in the pipeline.


Welcome Canal Cruisers the website - we are here to create your dream.

You will find many Dutch barges (newbuild or converted), Commercial vessels, Saloon Boats and English Widebeams, all for living on board or cruising. There are many different types available - just scroll down and click on the pictures or links below for more information, many of these are interactive to help you to navigate around the site.

 Our team will  do their best to find you the perfect vessel for work, pleasure or to live aboard. There are many vessels for sale on this website but if you do not see the boat for you and need help finding it please contact:  

 Peter Coupland direct on:

Tel. 0044 (0) 7757 279 336 or,

E-mail:  [email protected]

This is a 7 day a week service and we always try to answer your messages as soon as possible -please remember to bookmark this site, you will always want to return.


 You will see a few examples here on the Home Page or go to our full listings by hitting the buttons on the left and right of the screen. Please note: If you are on a mobile phone just go to the menu bar in the top right hand corner of the screen and all the categories are listed there.


 City Lliving Afloat

A magnificent mooring requires a vessel of quality - the one coud be it, she is ideal as a cruising or static home afloat. We have many more that may suit your requirements and your budget, go to the link below and you will see what we have available.

This may be the perfect boat for you, are you looking for something special, a magnificent vessel to live aboard in London, Paris, Amsterdam or even the Mediterranean? we specialise in vessels that would be ideal for city living. To hear more please contact:www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/home/city_living_afloat.html

Dutch Barges

 Many of the finest quality Dutch barges afloat both in the UK and Europe are available on this web site (more than 100 for sale at any one time), therefore there is plenty of choice. In association with leading Designers and British and Dutch Barge Builders we are now producing new barges to a very high specification for our customers at a very good price.  There are also many reasonably priced project barges from shells to fully operational floating homes.   www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/barges_for_sale.html

Hotel Barges


We have some very special vessels that have been fitted out as fully equipped luxury hotel barges and others as more basic student hostel barges however they are all good business oportunities for Companies or private individuals. If you click on the links on this page for the hotel barges most of our barges are listed: www.workboatseurope.com/workboats/hotel_ship.html

Passenger boats


Passenger boats like this for less than 100,000 Euros: www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/yachts/6363/hotel_barge.html

Sailing barges

 For sailing barges - www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/sailing_vessels.html

Widebeam Barges




Enjoy the English countryside, in the broad beam canals before you head for the smallest canals of Europe. These barges are also suitable for the splendid canals of France, in Brittany or Southern France, the Canal du Midi, the choice is yours. www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/wide_beam_cruisers.html


 Narrow Boats

For vessels able to navigate all of the English wateryways system we can provide you with new narrow boats built by one of the best steel boat building companies in the UK. The interior  and painting is all done in house at our modern facilities in Nottingham.

Floating Homes


A floating Home can be anything that you wish it to be and can afford, they can vary from static pontoon houseboats to vessels that cruise the UK and European waterways:  www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/barges_for_sale/houseboats.html

 Motor Boats

From economic, live aboard cruisers to some of the finest motor yachts on the market, we have many available for you to look at, mostly in and around Amsterdam. Ashore or afloat, new and used we may have the boat for you: www.dutchbargesforsale.co.uk/motor_cruisers.html


Aluminium - Fast Patrol Boats, Rescue Boats, Fire boats, Tugs and for Leisure - these boats are light weight and robust and are also ideal as tenders.




 The very best pntoons, tugs, workboats, patrol boats, even cargo ships, new build and used. All commercial vessels will be described in more detail if you click onto Commercial vessels on the left hand side of this page or go to www.workboatseurope.com

 Barge and Boatfinder service

To find the Barge,Motor Boat or Commercial Craft that you require - whatever size we will try to help you to locate it for you.


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