Canal Boat is Britain's best inland waterways magazine - every month each issue is packed with up-to-the-minute new boat designs, cruising features along the country's beautiful canals and rivers, features about life on the waterways, boating equipment and the latest news and views. It's essential reading for anyone with an interest in Britain's Waterways.

The Canal Boat magazine app features…
• Preview Editions – Read the first 10 pages of any edition before purchasing.
• Huge Archive of Back Issues – Subscribe and receive full access to the latest 50 issues for the duration of your subscription.
• Latest News: View the latest news and articles from our website within the app.
• Search Functionality – Search within an edition or search the full archive for articles you wish to read.
• Download Editions for Offline Reading – Great for when you’re on the go.

Take out an annual subscription for just £24.99 and save 51% off the cover price!

Alternatively take out a great value one or three month subscription or purchase the single editions you want to read.

Canal Boat is published 12 times a year.

The following subscription periods are available within the app...

1 Month - £2.99
3 Months - £7.99
1 Year - £24.99

All subscriptions are auto-renewing. Payment for this subscription will be charged to your iTunes account upon purchase. The subscription will auto-renew within 24 hours of the current subscription expiring, at the same rate as the initial purchase. Auto-renewing subscriptions can be managed via Account Settings allowing them to be turned off. No cancellations of the current subscription are allowed during the active subscription period.

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What’s New

Version 3.2.3

Increased archive of past issues – 100 issues now available to read

Ratings and Reviews

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1 Rating

Brucenapier ,

Don't bother

This is the worst app I've ever bought, and I write as one who uses the Independent Daily Edition.

It crashes, it asks you to log in when you don't need to and when you attempt to download the current edition it takes forever.

Don't waste your money.

JWL940 ,

Very nearly fell for this

I downloaded the App and the free trial issue and I have to say I was very impressed. It appears to be the complete magazine with all the adverts included as you would buy in paper form; full marks for that. The picture quality of some of the adverts is poor but that will allow for faster download times so I can live with that. Something, however, went wrong with the 'read off-line' part of the App, when the iPod was in Aeroplane Mode (and I was in an aeroplane at the time) I couldn't bring up the previously saved issue - tried again at a later time and it was there where it should be; strange.

Then I read the small print and I was not impressed. The 6 and 12 month subscriptions are continually recurring, ie if you forget to cancel your subscription you'll get charged for another period when the current one expires whether you wanted to subscribe a second time or not. The small print goes on to say you can cancel the recurring bit in your 'account setting' whatever and wherever that is but I like to opt into things not have them forced upon me whether I want it or not. There is only one reason for Canal Boat to adopt this stance and that is to extract more money from individuals who don't take the time to read small print and are unaware of what they are signing up for.

Shame on you Canal Boat. Remove this draconian feature and I'll sign up for 12 issues immediately, I'll even write an article, for free, for the magazine on the iPad app.

Dannytechman ,

Dodgy app

Well, what can I say, ......
As a 'publication' it's quite nicely done (meaning it reads quite nicely, the photos are decent).
But, .... As an app it's bloody awful. I have had to re-download the app twice (which wipes out your downloads) in about 2 months. There have been several glitches with the downloads, and reading issues in off-line mode.
It's now stuck/jammed again.
In fairness when I have contacted Tech Support, they responded quickly. But then again nothing got fixed
Avoid this app for the time being. It's too buggy and ends up being a real pain in the ......
Very disappointed. Some serious lack of QA


14.5 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Canal Boat £2.49
  2. Canal Boat £19.99
  3. Canal Boat £6.99


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