Boatshed London - a hot spot for houseboat buyers
Angus Rose is Boatshed's broker in London and he has seen a massive increase in sales of boats this past year to non sailors wanting to liveaboard in the capital.
"Out of all the boat's I've sold over the past 12 months only 2 weren't sold to live aboard, and most of the buyers wouldn't have previously classed themselves as boat people"Angus, Boatshed London
Taking a look at Boatshed London's current listings, there are a few below that may be quite tempting vs the cost of purchasing a city based apartment.
Currently listed is a Humber Barge 70ft Houseboat, which has 2 double berths and 1 electric heads (for the non boat person, that's a toilet!) An open plan living arrangement and a utility room, means that this houseboat, very much resembles a swanky London apartment.
It is moored at Poplar Dock which is near Canary Wharf, so handy in you are working in the city.
There is a 60ft Narrowboat available with a mooring at Limehouse, East London.
She has 2 double and 1 single berth as well as 1 manual heads. It's been recently refurbished to create a modern feel, led lighting, wooden worktops and bright walls.
We've a 60ft Collingwood wide beam for sale on a residential mooring at Limehouse, East London.
Only one year old, she has 2 double berths and 1 heads and feels lovely and spacious, so would be great for a small family to liveaboard.