Are you missing the Ross Regatta after its cancellation this week?

There are plenty of ways to get your fill of aquatic life, whether it’s a walk down by the River Wye, a trip to the swimming pool, or something a bit different - like browsing houseboats for sale.

Houseboats can be used as a permanent residence - provided that you have a residential mooring so you can still receive post, tax and voting eligibility - or as a luxurious holiday home.

Once you see these incredible houseboats, you’re sure to fall in love with the idea of life on the water.

Prospero - £49,995

The Prospero has plenty of room inside. (Premier Houseboats)
The boat is fully fitted with beds and kitchen appliances. (Premier Houseboats)

Prospero is an Aquafibre Ruby 33 houseboat originally built in the 1980s, and has been refitted by a professional shipwright, with new wiring and plumbing. The cabin features a built-in double bed with storage below and a television. There is an open plan living area, a galley (kitchen) with a built-in oven, hob, microwave, fridge and sink, and a wet room with a shower, toilet and sink. Outside of the living area is a deck area on the roof, a bowthruster to aid with navigation, and an engine bay with a 1.5 BMC diesel engine.

Grand Hustler - £50,000

The Grand Hustler is a converted trawler. (Premier Houseboats )
The boat has a cosy living area. (Premier Houseboats)

Grand Hustler is a former 1950s trawler which has been converted into a houseboat, with recent work carried out to ensure that the hull is in good condition. Inside, there is a double cabin and an additional double berth - meaning that the boat can sleep four people - as well as a saloon area with a projector and screen. The galley includes a built-in fridge and a dishwasher, and the shower room features a double shower unit along with a sea toilet and a sink with hot and cold water. There is also a covered outdoor seating area.

Dragonfly - £99,999

The Dragonfly is a Dutch barge that was built in the 1920s. (Premier Houseboats)
The boat has plenty of modern amenities. (Premier Houseboats )

Dragonfly is a Dutch barge that dates back 100 years to the 1920s, and was refitted in 2018. The accommodation is made up of a double bedroom, a fully furnished lounge/diner area, and a bathroom featuring a corner bath as well as a shower, toilet, sink and heated towel rail. The wheelhouse, from which the boat is navigated, doubles as a kitchen, with an oven, hob, sink, fridge and small freezer. Outside, there is even a garden area at the bow with space for a table and chairs.

Honourable Lady - £46,500

The Honourable Lady has an open-plan saloon with space for a sofa. (Rightboat)
The traditional houseboat has a luxurious feel to it. (Rightboat)

Honourable Lady is a 1980s narrowboat designed in a forward layout. Inside, there is a master cabin with a fixed double bed, a wardrobe, a dressing table and storage space. The saloon, with space for a sofa, has access to the deck and has a stove to one end, while the galley has a hob, oven, sink and fridge. There is also a bathroom with a hip bath, shower, toilet and vanity unit with basin.

Water Tour - £85,000

There are panoramic views from the wheelhouse of the boat. (Premier Houseboats)
The Water Tour has a removable table to create space for two berths. (Premier Houseboats )

Water Tour is a cruising barge with a DAF 575 engine perfect for a trip down the river. The main living area contains a lounge with a diesel heater and a galley area with a built-in hob and sink, as well as a removable table that can create a double berth. The cabin has a double berth and storage, and the bathroom contains a toilet and could be used as a wet room. The wheelhouse has panoramic views and can be used as an additional lounge.