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Blog Posts: October 2012
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 10:56am
What is the Recreational Craft Directive?The recreational craft directive (RCD) applies to a boat builder.  Every new boat between 2.5 and 24 meters built after June 16th 1998 must meet the requirements of the RCD (there are a few exceptions to the rule).  The RCD documentation requires the craft to meet certain safety criteria such as the correct installation of gas and electrics.  Buying a completed Canal BoatWhen a boat is fitted out and complete t....
Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 9:44am
Winterising your Canal Boat We're coming to the time of year where boaters need to start thinking about winterising your Canal Boat!  For most of us summer months of cruising are well and truely over over.  With winters getting colder and sub zero temperatures becoming more common each year in Britain it is vital to winterise your Narrowboat to avoid a costly repair bills.  Winterising of your Narrowboat should happen before we get a cold snap or frost but sometimes if y....
Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 12:08pm
During the Autumn and Winter months the Canal and River Trust occasionally close canals, rivers and towpaths for maintenance work.  The Canal and River Trust list all stoppages on British Waterways and Environment Agency navigations as soon as they are notified.  Although sometimes there can be emergency work which causes sudden closures.As well as planned closures the Canal and River Trust also display temporary stoppages on the canal, river or towpath.You can register with waterscape....
Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 2:00pm
Since starting the brokerage at Venetian Marina near Nantwich in Cheshire in April 2012 we have sold over 20 Narrowboat with another 20 canal boats currently for sale!  We'll soon be catching up with our colleagues at Whilton Marina!During that period we have had some fantastic feedback from our customers who have been delighted with our new venture in Cheshire.  Take a look what they have got to say on our Testimonials page - this has now been updated to feature some amazing....