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canal boat blacking

Does your canal boat blacking need a touch-up? Perhaps you’re a new boat owner and you’re not sure what you need to do? Then take a look at our guide to hull boat blacking to find out! Blacking your hull is something that is necessary as it is a way of maintaining the condition of […]

boat storage ideas

If you own a narrowboat we are sure you are aware of the limitation of space. We have compiled a top 10 list of storage ideas to help you make the most out of your space! Clever storage ideas are a must to really maximise your space. You will need to really look and think […]

Christmas on the waterways

Are you going to be spending the Christmas on the waterways? Then you need to be prepared and remember that it will be a little bit different from a traditional Christmas spent inside a house. Obviously, there will be limited space and so having a large number of people won’t really be possible. You could […]

winter-proof your boat

Now really is the time to winter-proof your boat. If you find it all a little daunting and are not sure where to start, then you’re in luck! This post will help assist you in making sure you give your boat all the TLC needed before giving your boat a rest. Check your hull When checking your […]

UK canals

If you’re considering cruising down one of the UK’s beautiful inland waterways for your next holiday, then look no further. Whether you want to relax and take in constantly changing views of the British countryside or spend your afternoons spotting a variety of Britain’s birds, then there’s no better way to do it than from […]

Guide to buying a narrowboat

Buying a narrowboat is like buying a house and is a life-changing decision, so we have created a guide to help assist you with buying your narrowboat! In this guide we will cover: What will you use your narrowboat for? Try before you buy Types of stern & size What is your budget? How much […]