Boats

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Bridge Scene

All boats are fully equipped with:

  • Mains (220VAC Pure Syne Wave) Electrical supply
  • 12VDC (cigar lighter socket) Electrical supply
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Fresh Water Flush Toilet
  • Hot (very) and Cold running water
  • Shower (Thermostatically controlled)
  • Electric Hair Dryer
  • Digital (freeview or freesat) Flat Screen Television / PC Monitor in Saloon with romote control
  • Flat Screen Television / PC Monitor in Master Cabin - with romote control
  • Built in Computer (PC).
  • Full, free Internet access.
  • NEW 2011 - All boats have an on-board WiFi connection for your laptop and SmartPhone.
  • Access to an on-board media library to suit almost any mood
  • DVD, CD, MP3, VCD Player + AM/FM Radio with Remote control
  • A good selection of Canal and Waterways related Magazines
  • More Maps, Navigation Routes, Cruising Guides and waterways related books than you'll find anywhere else!
  • A VERY Comprehensive Boat Manual

in the Galley you'll find:

  • Full Size Refrigerator (4cu ft.)
  • Ice Maker or Ice Trays
  • 4 Burner Gas Hob with electronic ignition
  • Gas Grill and Oven
  • NEW 2011 - Automatic Washing Machine
  • NEW 2011 - Dishwasher
  • Microwave Oven
  • Toaster
  • Kettle, Stainless Steel cafetiere, Bodum tea infuser and a Traditional English Teapot!
  • Extensive range of Kitchen Utensils & Gadgets
  • Digital scales
  • Royal Doulton Stainless Steel Pots and Pans
  • Bone China Crockery and a (large) Selection of Glasses
  • Quality Cutlery and cooks knives (Made in Sheffield, obviously)
  • Tea Towels, washing-up liquid (ECOVER), brushes and J Cloths and reusable shopping bags
  • A Welcome Pack of Tea, Coffee, Milk, Sugar and Biscuits!
    (Plus there may be something else waiting for you in the fridge)

and for your personal comfort we provide:

  • Custom made Memory Foam (full) or DunlopilloTM mattress in Master Cabin
  • Single or Double Duvets with an appropriate TOG rating for season
    (we can provide sleeping bags if required)
  • Non-allergenic duvets and pillows (Spiral fibre)
  • 100% Egyptian Cotton Bed Linen
    (Minimum 500 threads per inch for those who know what Egyptian Cotton means for their comfort)
  • 100% Egyptian Cotton Combed Pile - Face, hand, bath and sheet Towels
  • Bath Robes
  • Bathroom Pack of Shampoo, Soap, Shower Gel and the almost mandatory Sewing Kit!

For your Safety (and that of your crew) we also provide:

  • First Aid Kit 
  • Fire Extinguishers and Fire Blanket
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Electronic Gas Detectors
  • A pair of short range 2 Way Radios (PMR)
  • High Visibility Helmsman's waterproof Jackets (X2) Conforming to BS EN471 Class 3
  • Lifebuoy (Ring)
  • Lifejackets (Click to find out the difference between buoyancy aids and lifejackets)
  • Marine Band VHF 2 Way Radio (we will obtain a licence for you in advance).

For the security of our boat, and your belongings, all boats are fitted with a Nautilarm, the most sophisticated marine security system available (we also sell this to other boaters).  The alarm will notify you (and us) via SMS (text) message in the event of a break-in, or if someone unties or attempts to tow the boat from where it's moored. The Nautilarm is also GPS (satellite tracking) enabled, allowing us to pinpoint your location should your require assistance.

Locking down the valley (we think this was taken on the Rochdale Canal)

All boats come with a comprehensive set of environmentally friendly cleaning, hygene and personal care products by ECOVER.

We are also happy to advise on secured parking, insured transportation/relocation of your vehicle to your destination point and can arrange transfers to and from all UK airports, sea ports and major railway stations.

The only things we don't provide are ashtrays.  Although we do not operate a no smoking policy (after all, your boat is your home for the duration of your experience) we do not provide ashtrays 'per se'.  We can arrange for them if you request them, however we would like to take the opportunity to mention that an experience on a narrowboat is an ideal time, should you have given thought to 'stopping', to kick the habit.  Many factors, including environment, help maintain a smoking ritual.  A break away can make stopping a great deal easier.

  • For a small fee we can provide overseas visitors with a (new and fully charged) mobile/cellular telephone connected to a UK network with pre-paid credit.  This is far cheaper than using the 'roaming' service of your existing service provider, especially for calling ahead to book locks, tunnels or restaurants.  This will also be yours to keep at the end of your experience.

 

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