All our narrowboats, both 4 and 6 berth, were designed and built with the social aspect of holidays in mind. The seating/dining area is located at the rear, meaning the whole party can relax in comfort and in close proximity to whoever is steering the boat.
This design is quite rare and has enabled us to install a full, king-size double bed at the front, a real bonus on a narrowboat where space is always at a premium.
If you are new to narrowboats, the first things you will need to get used to are the layout and size. They are called narrowboats for a reason. The British Inland Waterways include locks built to a minimum of 7 feet (2.13m) wide. Therefore, many modern boats (including ours) are produced to a maximum of 6 feet 10 inches (2.08m) wide.
Our 4 berth boats are 45 feet (13.7m) long.
Our 6 berth boats are 55 feet (16.8m) long.
There will be a few very simple tasks to remember each day in order to keep you comfortably cruising without interruption. Your trainer will run through all these during your training programme at check-in. But the main things to remember are keeping the electricity and water supply going. The electricity is dependent on the batteries being charged, and that depends on you cruising or running the engine a sufficient number of hours each day.
Each boat has a generous water tank. But depending on your usage, this will probably need replenishing every 2-4 days at one of the many freshwater points on the canal.