Canal Boat - - The Boat Test -

This is a very well built boat, which would suit the needs of many boaters. The re­verse lay­out is pop­u­lar and works well with a semi-trad stern, while the qual­ity of the fitout is ex­tremely high. All the fur­ni­ture is nicely built with some ex­cel­lent join­ery on show. What’s more, it’s good to see a spec boat which gives the own­ers the op­por­tu­nity to eas­ily add more equip­ment. To have power, plumb­ing, and ca­bling in place for a wash­ing ma­chine, TVs, and so­lar pan­els is a real pos­i­tive. All in all, it’s a pack­age which will eas­ily meet the re­quire­ments of a big pro­por­tion of boaters. The price is a touch un­der £130,000. That’s more than some off the peg stan­dard boats avail­able, but a lot less than many of the be­spoke boats we look at. It’s a fair price for a boat of this qual­ity, and with this level of equip­ment.

And of course a ma­jor plus for a spec boat like this is that it’s avail­able straight away. You could, if you were so in­clined, pay your money and cruise it away right now, with­out any wait­ing. And when spring is in the air and you just want to get boat­ing, that can only be a good thing.

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