Blog Posts: June 2011
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Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 5:57pm
The Stoke Bruene Canal Museum is only 6 hours away by Boat!
Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 3:24pm
The closest winding hole to Whilton Marina is in Weedon, Northants! 
Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 4:38pm
Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Chambers who are Junes winner of the Wine and Windlass Competition. They are the proud new owners of Narrowboat Unlocked. The Whilton team hopes that they enjoy their new boat!Andy Robinson presenting Mr & Mrs Chambers with their prize
Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 3:35pm
For those customers who have been waiting to view this widebeam boat, the boat should be viewable sometime on Wednesday 29th June at Whilton Marina, it may be best to ring us to confirm first though.  A Bientot is a 53ft cruiser style widebeam which is 11ft 4" wide, built by South West Durham, Steelcraft in 2003 and is for sale for £49,950 complete with a recent hull survey, blacking & new annodes.
Sat Jun 25, 2011 at 1:09pm
Whilton Marina now have a youtube channel.  The videos show the common questions that we get asked about Narrowboats.  We'll be adding more.  Feel free to ask us any questions or even what you would like us to feature on our videos!
Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 10:40am
Whilton Marina to London Canal Museum takes 52 hours, which is approximately a full weeks cruising!
Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 10:37am
The heaviest boat ever to leave Whilton Marina weighed 40 tonne!
Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 3:05pm
We have three cygnets at Whilton Marina.  Take a look at the pictures they are very cute!   
Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 2:48pm
As from today you will be able to look at our webcam of the Marina sales basin.
Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 4:35pm
Just Arrived! 'Elly J' is a 59ft traditional style canal boat built by Liverpool Boats in 2007, priced at £58,950 and can be viewed at Whilton. 'Kingfisher' is a 70ft traditional style canal boat built by R&D in 1989, priced at £42,950 and can be viewed at Whilton Marina.
Mon Jun 20, 2011 at 3:46pm
It's the longest day of the year tomorrow! and if you're looking to buy a narrowboat now is the perfect time to get afloat and make the most of the light summer evenings.  Is there a boat in our narrowboat sale that takes your fancy?
Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 9:49am
We have lots of fruit trees here at Whilton Marina which grow plums, pears, apples and damsons!
Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 9:42am
A pied wagtail bird has been nesting in the tractor that we use to haul out the boats! Its still feeding its chicks when the tractor is moving!
Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 12:30pm
Congratulations to a Mr and Mrs Chambers who are this months winner of the Wine and Windlass Competition. They are the proud new owners of Narrowboat 'Unlocked'. The Whilton team hopes that they enjoy their new boat.
Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 11:13am
Each pier at Whilton Marina has its own water point! Very handy if you are mooring here!
Tue Jun 14, 2011 at 9:47am
The Grand Union Canal is the longest canal on the inland waterways system and Whilton Marina lies on it!
Mon Jun 13, 2011 at 4:03pm
Congratulations to Mr P Gates who has won the second prize in our free Crick Boat Show prize draw.  Mr Gates wins a wine & windlass gift set, comprising of one bottle of red & one bottle of white wine, two branded Whilton Marina mugs and an engraved windlass.
Sat Jun 11, 2011 at 9:32am
All the narrowboats that we have for sale are on our website and 'tweeted' on twitter and posted on facebook! 
Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 1:30pm
Our Wigrams Sales office is on the juncton of the Oxford and the Grand Union Canal!
Thu Jun 9, 2011 at 10:18am
Our 3rd Prize Winner of our Crick Boat Show prize draw was a Julie Willder from Buckinghamshire.  She has won a years subscription to Canal Boat Magazine!  Happy Reading Julie!
Wed Jun 8, 2011 at 4:37pm
Due to the continued success of our Crick Boat Show Special on the Ruby range of narrowboats, we are extending the sale to include some of our second hand narrowboats.  Take a look at our Summer Special!
Wed Jun 8, 2011 at 9:45am
Whilton Marina lies on the Grand Union Canal - this is the longest Canal on the system!
Tue Jun 7, 2011 at 2:51pm
In the mad month of May, guess what happened?The winners of our Wine & Windlass competition were drawn & quite by chance guess what their name was!MR & MRS MAY- Congratulations to them both on their win and on the purchase of their narrowboat Wren.Mr & Mrs May receiving their prize from Whiltons Andy Robinson 
Mon Jun 6, 2011 at 3:35pm
Narrowboat LouiseNewly arrived is narrowboat Louise, a 50ft semi traditional style canal boat built by Reeves in 1994.  The specifications include central heating, solid fuel stove &  a 300watt inverter.  There are three berths including a permanent double bed.  There is a current boat safety certificate which runs until January 2014.   
Sat Jun 4, 2011 at 1:47pm
This morning Ms P Holmes came to collect her first prize of £250 worth of Midland Chandlers Vouchers!  She was absolutely delighted and will put the money towards refurbishing her narrowboat!In the picture below Ms P Holmes is receiving her prize from Whilton Marina's Abi Steele.
Sat Jun 4, 2011 at 12:22pm
The Whilton Marina office used to be in the chandlery building!
Fri Jun 3, 2011 at 5:02pm
So we are back to tell you some more interesting facts about Whilton Marina!We are open 51 weeks of the year!  We are only closed over Christmas...!
Wed Jun 1, 2011 at 5:09pm
Redshank is a 57ft semi-traditional style canal boat built by Ian Clifton in 1990, lying at Whilton & reduced from £34,950 to £31,950.Lucy Ellen is a 38ft cruiser style canal boat built by Coles Morton in 1982, lying at Whilton & reduced from £19,950 to £17,950.