Would be effective for bulky goods that are not time sensitive, could use old tech batteries like those used on submarines last century as well.
Only issue is who would be a 21st century bargee, the cramped cabins would likely breach Huma Rights. Mind you a nice 50' residential type narrowboat would be a relaxing holiday at 4mph tie up at the pub restaurant.
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