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Tue Jun 11, 2019 at 4:57pm
Narrowboat Snowgoose purchasers’ storyThe story below was received fromDavid Bramley who purchased Narrowboat Maybee Tomorrow in April 2019. Sincethen David has renamed his boat Snowgoose in memory of the boat his dad onceowned. He is new to the narrowboating but has loved his short time onboardso much that he now calls Snowgoose home. I have been looking for a boat on and off for almost 2 years until I had the opportunity to get one this year. I'd looked at boats at a few places, but Venet...
Tue May 7, 2019 at 10:43am
20th Annual Crick Boat Show The Crick Boat Show is an event which has been held annually at Crick Marina in Northamptonshire since 2000.  The show is held at Crick Marina, which is situated on the Grand Union Canal, close to junction 18 on the M1. . Crick Boat Show will celebrate its 20th year with the 2019 Show. With more than 50 narrowboats, wide-beamed boats, heritage vessels and budget craft on display, there are more boats at Crick this year than ever before.  Find out more about...
Fri Apr 5, 2019 at 11:41am
Narrowboat Bodger Purchaser and moorers storyNarrowboat Bodger was purchased by David Horgan who then decided to sell his smaller boat with us on brokerage. 'I had been looking everywhere for a narrowboat and while there was lots about I really didn’t know what exactly I was looking for. I came to Venetian expecting to see one or two narrowboats for sale but was totally blown over by the amount of different narrowboats they had available. From the moment I walked into the sales office ...
Sun Mar 31, 2019 at 10:08am
Narrowboat Splinter moorers story The story and feedback below is from Mr & Mrs Lee who purchased their first narrowboat from Venetian Marina in 2002 and they have moored with us ever since.  'We were attracted to moor at Venetian Marina after purchasing our first boat here after 25 years of hiring. After visiting the marina in 2002, we found our perfect first boat and stayed. The facilities at the marina are very good, much improved in recent years and now meets all our needs. Alwa...
Mon Mar 25, 2019 at 11:05am
Narrowboat: Boo Purchasers and moorers storyThe story below was received from Chris & Fiona Hipkins who purchased Narrowboat Tizmine in April 2017. Since then Chris & Fiona have renamed their boat Boo and have taken a mooring with us at Venetian Marina, taking full advantage of the boat whenever possible. We decided to purchase a narrowboat having hired narrowboats on at least 6 occasions we found they provided the ultimate getaway for us, and with an increasing need to take a b...
Fri Mar 15, 2019 at 2:16pm
Friday Fact (top tips)In addition to our regular monthly blog, we shall be posting  a new short blog entitled 'Friday Fact'. These posts will be 'short and sweet' factoids or, top tips from our working week which we have found interesting, useful and would like to share these with you. Hope you find them useful and interesting. This weeks 'top tip' is:Vinegar to remove stains in the toilet bowl. I read about this top tip a few months ago, and had a recent discussion with a fellow moorer r...
Tue Mar 12, 2019 at 11:10am
Narrowboat Itsa Kinda Magic Moorers storyThis article is the feedback we have received from Mark and Janice, the owners of narrowboat Itsa Kinda Magic. They moored with us here at Venetian Marina for around 30 years before leaving to go cruising. They have now returned, and are enjoying being back with us. Mark & Janice returned at the beginning of 2018.   Q: WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO MOOR AT VENETIAN MARINA?We had moored at Venetian Marina previously for around 30 years,...
Tue Mar 12, 2019 at 11:08am
Narrowboat Sarah Purchasers storyThis is the feedback received from David Lennox, the purchaser of N/B Sarah. He purchased his boat from us in Jan 2019 and stayed with us at the marina for a further four weeks while he adjusted to his new life living the dream aboard his new home.      Q: WHAT WERE YOUR REASONS BEHIND THE DECISION TO BUY A NARROWBOAT?Desire for a better daily life & escape from high crime area  -stress & pollution. Having a sense of freedom to mov...
Tue Mar 12, 2019 at 10:02am
 Narrowboat ITEOTWAWKI Moorers storyThe story below was received from BJ & Sue Sandoe who are residential moorers who have moored with us at Venetian Marina for several years.  After both leaving the Royal Navy, then living in Spain, we returned to England in 2015. We bought our first narrowboat 'Sycnamore Too' to live aboard whilst we cruised around the network. Sue started working at the Venetian Chandlery & Hireboats in October 2016 but we were moored at a different marin...
Mon Mar 11, 2019 at 9:00am
Narrowboat Tranquillo Purchasers & moorers storyThe feedback and story below was received from Steve Yates who purchased narrowboat Tranquillo from Venetian Marina in August 2018. Once Steve had the keys to his new boat he came to moor at the marina. I decided to buy a narrowboat for a change of lifestyle. I have always loved the scenery, wildlife and the countryside. Before purchasing a narrowboat, I decided to carry out some research which included watching videos on YouTube, I just fe...