Purchasing a canal boat can be a dream for some, however, it may not be your dream to live full time on this boat. There is something which you should consider is hiring out your canal boat. You can rent out your boat to holidaymakers. There are a few aspects which you will need to consider this. If you decide to rent out your canal boat take into consideration that not everyone is careful and caring. Some people may break items and damage may occur which you will need to upkeep. You may also want to have rules in place which means people may only drive your canal boat to certain places or not at all, just to ensure your canal boat is safe at all times. Renting your canal boat can potentially bring in a decent amount of money for you, but it may not always be worth the risk.