Barge Size - for living aboard

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Barge Size - for living aboard

If you want to experience living in a foreign country all year, then you should be looking for a boat that is also a comfortable home. Someone advised us well when they said, “You will have to learn to handle whatever size barge you buy, so we might as well buy a barge big enough to be comfortable.” Most people that we know who live on board all year have boats that are 20 plus meters.

One must think about balancing the need for living space when you boat is acting like a house in the winter, with the need to cruise comfortably during the summer. Cruising through tunnels and narrow bridges takes more time if you are a wide barge, because you have to go slowly, and finding moorings at night becomes more difficult for every meter over 20.