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Escape the Winter Blues With a Canal Boat Getaway

November 16, 2016

canal boatCanal boating doesn’t have to be limited to ‘summer only’. Winter cruising presents a whole new side to the country and popular canals are normally a little more peaceful, especially during the Christmas and New Year season.

A canal boat could be the perfect way to spend time away from the busyness of cities with celebrations in the tranquil countryside. Imagine looking out during the frosty mornings at the beautiful scenic views.

Although the weather is not ideal to be sitting outside for long periods of time, as long as you wrap up warm it won’t be a problem. Don’t forget those all-important wellies, a good fleece and warm clothing!

Shorter cruising days are recommended during winter months. Generally four hours cruising is adequate before the sun starts the set. Giving you time to take in the scenery.  And when the sun has set why not pop into the many canal side pubs to relax by the roaring fire with a glass of wine.

There are many ways to make this a reality. Whether you hire, already have your own boat or are looking to buy one. We may have a solution for you, BC Boat Management Ltd offer a boat shared ownership scheme. On average 12 families part own a boat in a syndicate, contributing to upkeep in proportion to their share.

BC Boat Management Ltd manages and maintains the boat for you. With only an 8% share you would get an annual use of the boat for 4 weeks, at a cost less than the average week’s hire. Plus you could be an owner in time for Christmas! More about the boat share scheme can be found on their website.

If you are looking to buy a canal boat, visit our calculator page to see how we can help you!

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