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Apr 02nd 2012

The Latest

It's been a week since the hull was delivered, and what a busy week it's been. I have had lists coming out of my ears. Everything is now in hand and there are some key deliveries due for today, including the windows and first fix electrics. Activity on the hull has been solely on battening the interior ready for the spray foaming, scheduled for Wednesday. So the guys are working hard to meet the deadline.

In other news, we had a great week of weather for our hirer's last week and we keep our fingers crossed it will be the same for the Easter Weekend and our little event.

Posted 13:13 pm
Mar 26th 2012

Hull Delivery

Today was the day, and what a beautiful one. The narrowboat and crane turned up at the yard on time, all hands were on deck to ensure everything went smoothly and the sun was shining with not a cloud in the sky.

Hull delivery

Posted 16:45 pm
Mar 22nd 2012

Beautifully crafted

I love visiting Jonathan Wilson's boat yard for two reasons. Firstly, there is nothing better than entering a world where craft and skill are paramount. Premium steel, welding sparks, beautifully crafted hulls and good old fashioned hard graft, make the workshop feel and smell great.

Welding sparks and Jonathan Wilsons

Secondly I get to see the latest addition to our hire fleet in progress.

Posted 15:46 pm
Mar 20th 2012

Not long now!

The hull for our new narrowboat is going to be delivered this week. lt is a Tyler Wilson, the best money can buy. We have worked closely with the legend that is Jonathan Wilson to create a beautiful design. So you can probably imagine, I was beyond excitement yesterday, to visit the boat yard and get the first glimpse of the boat in progress.

New hull at Jonathan Wilson's boat yard

Posted 12:00 pm
Feb 04th 2012


When it snows, the first thing most people seem to do is rush out to the shops in a mad panic. Buying as much milk and bread that they can possibly cram into their cupboards. Shopping is the last thing on my mind at the best of times, so I wasn't about to join the masses on this occasion.sprotbrough canal path in the snow

Posted 14:05 pm