Jennie and Nigel Eveleigh have been boating for a while. They had a 41ft Sea Otter for around ten years, before swapping it for Ripples to give them a bit more space. Most of their boating has been on the Thames, hence their intimate knowledge of the need for crew and ropes when going through Thames locks.
Before that, they had a hire boat holiday on the Llangollen – and were immediately bitten by the boating bug. They say they knew straight away that they’d have to buy a boat of their own.
As they’re both now retired ( Nigel was a chartered town planner and Jennie was a beauty therapist), they tend to go for long trips over the summer – usually of at least two months at a time. In the coming year they’re planning to explore new waters, heading north rather than south, for Yorkshire and the Pennines.