My dad was living on a narrow boat up in Rufford until he passed away last year. I’m currently deciding what to do with it, there seem to be a few options and I’d love some opinions.
1. Sell it - it was only built in 2015 and is still in pretty good nick so I can’t imagine it’s lost a massive amount of value.
2. Live on it - I like the idea of living on the boat but my life is down south in London and I know this comes with many, many difficulties. I’d have to be within commutable distance of the city and it doesn’t seem cost effective looking at the price of the few residential moorings that are available.
3. Keep it and rent it out for short stays - this is my ideal option at the moment as I really just want to cover the costs of owning and maintaining the boat but I’m not really sure how it’d work. It seems you need extra/enhanced checks, certificates and licences.
4. I only work part time so I guess another option would be the ‘continuous cruising’ but as an alternative to a leisure mooring rather than a permanent one. I’d still live in my flat but would use my time off the move the boat to avoid mooring fees.
As you can tell I’m new to this, any opinions, ideas or alternative options will be much appreciated!
Thanks in advance!