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Sat Apr 20, 2019 at 2:30pm
Narrowboat Johan Customers Blog In Septemeber 2018 narrowboat Johan was advertised for sale with Whilton Marina. A young couple came to view this boat shortly after being advertised for the first time, the young couple fell in love with Johan, they proceeded by putting an offer in on the boat, the offer was then accepted and their journey started, all very exiting.  ūüėĀThe new owners of Johan sailed away early October 2018.  After a few months living on a narrowboat the new owne...
Sat Apr 6, 2019 at 1:47pm
Man made canals have only been in existence for around 200 years, but the challenges of crossing rivers has been there for very much longer. The humble brick canal bridge is a part of the UK canal landscape. They were built to carry paths and roads over the canals and to enable farmers to access their livestock and crops on land that had been divided up when the canals were built. Many of our canals were built at the height of the industrial revolution, and the only way of transporting heavy goods...
Mon Mar 4, 2019 at 10:14am
Read our top reasons why narrowboating can help you live a more healthy lifeNarrowboating can help you to live a more relaxed and healthy life. Provided that you embrace the lifestyle it can be a quiet and simple way of living, without the demands of day to day challenges faced by most, it can be a stress free existence. Space aboard is limited, but this can lead to a more simplistic way of living - you soon learn to live without the material things you don't really need, rather than k...
Tue Jan 15, 2019 at 3:34pm
Fabulous New Facilities now available at Whilton Marina!Weare very excited to announce that Whilton Marinas new workshop and boat liftingfacilities are now complete. We now have a fantastic new working environmentfor our engineering and welding teams. Construction of the purpose built 9,000square ft Narrowboat Maintenance and Repair Workshop, wharf and boat lift wasstarted at the end of summer 2017 and was finally completed in July this yearwhen the boat lifting hoist arrived. The project was th...
Tue Jan 1, 2019 at 11:51am
Kick-start your New Year resolutions early and buy that canal boat you've always dreamed of owning!What better excuse to buy that narrowboat, than its good for your health? With the new year comes new resolutions. Maybe your goals for 2019 include getting more exercise, travelling or spending more time with family. When it comes to boating, do any resolutions come to mind?If you've always dreamed of owning a narrowboat, make 2019 the year to realise that dream!Here are some ideas to add to your ...
Mon Dec 10, 2018 at 7:30pm
When you buy a boat from us keep In touch, you could win a prize!Whilst you are cruising along the waterways don't forget we'd love to follow your journey. Like us on our social media sites to share your travel posts and stories to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Whilton Marina Chandlery voucher. Dont forget to start your story off with a #realiseyourdreamsThis months winner is -  Rick WestonRead Ricks story below - #realiseyourdreamWe purchased Clarinnish, a 57 foot narr...
Tue Nov 27, 2018 at 1:38pm
The countdown has begun to the big day and we are celebrating by having a Narrow Boat Sale!We are getting into the Christmas spirit by reducing the prices of our narrow boats; meaning NOW is a great time to #realiseyourdream and buy yourself ‚Äčthat dream narrow boat. The Sale will run ‚Äčuntil 5pm on 23rd December. So to make the most of this promotion you need to start browsing our website for boats that match your requirements. The sale start‚Äčed at the end of November and the boats are ...
Mon Nov 12, 2018 at 2:58pm
What is Good Mental Health Good mental health is not only feeling happy. Feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement with the world are all a part of mental wellbeing. Self-esteem and self-confidence play a huge part too. So is a feeling that you can do the things you want to do. And so are good relationships, which bring joy to you and those around you. "Of course, good mental wellbeing does not mean that you never experience feelings or situations that you find difficult. ...
Sat Oct 20, 2018 at 4:14pm
It's October already and it's nearly that Spooky time of year! So we thought we'd share our top five ideas for halloween aboard your boat!Halloween is an annual event celebrated each year on October 31st. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain...
Mon Oct 15, 2018 at 2:51pm
New Boaters usually have many questions, but one of the most frequently asked questions is about continuous cruising. In this article we are going to try and explain just what is allowed and what's not when continuous cruising on the UK waterways. Continuous Cruising Licences are intended for boaters who want to genuinely navigate around the waterways, so its not necessary to require them to have a home mooring as a condition of their boat licence.  The Canal and River Trust have rules and re...
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