- The boat has a permanent mooring, with access to clean water and electricity and uses gas canisters. There is a wood burning stove as well as a gas burning one of a similar size. Living on a boat is great fun, but involves additional responsibilites, including manually monitoring use of resources as mentioned. Privacy and space are minimal, as is lots of natural light within. There is no wifi, nor hot water in the kitchen sink tap. There is a gas boiler that heats the water in the bathroom very well.