Canal barges are usually employed to carry cargo and are typically a maximum 70 foot in length. Unlike narrowboats, however, their beam is at least 14 foot 6 inches. The outsize beam of such vessels means you won't see them on canals such as the Birmingham Canal Navigation due to the width of the locks which are able to accommodate only narrowboats but you will see them on the wider waterways in the north of England as well as the Thames and Medway, often having undergone extensive conversion to luxury houseboats that are either permanently moored or cruising.
Dutch Barges, which also fit into the "Widebeam" bracket, are also commonly seen on British waterways. The original Dutch barges were of wood construction and powered by sail. Modern vessels are steel-built and powered by diesel engines. You will see fine examples of Dutch Barges and new, British-built "Dutch-style" barges across the waterways system. They will more than likely be permanent live-aboards.
Although we have seen above that narrowboats, canal barges, Dutch barges and other widebeams are often used as permanent dwellings it would not necessarily be accurate to term them "Houseboats". While the word "houseboat" implies a boat used as a house, it would be more accurate to reserve this term for a "dumb barge" that is permanently moored. The quality of such vessels will range from the opulent to the basic. Houseboats of all types can be seen on the Thames, from converted Thames Lighters and Humber Barges to luxury new-builds and rather more basic, low-cost examples.
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