A yellow and red narrowboat on a stretch of a canal

It’s that time of year when many narrowboaters moor their vessels and hang up their boating shoes for Christmas. However, planning is essential before leaving your boat in the water

Winterising your craft might be time consuming but it's necessary to keep her protected during the cold season. We've put together a list of guidelines and asked surveyor and former boat builder Ben Suitcliffe-Davies to share his best tips for a safe and thorough job.