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Getting Afloat: Buying a new boat
Buying a new boat to put on the 2,000 mile network of navigable waterways in Britain is a major decision and the industry has a slightly chequered history as several boatbuilders have gone bust leaving clients to recover their part-built vessels from the receivers.   Knowing what precautions you must take and how to deal with the buying process is crucial, as Peter Underwood explains.   This is the third in a series of nearly a dozen videos looking at getting afloat on Britain’s wonderful canals and waterways which have been produced for Norbury Wharf Ltd, based on the Shropshire Union Canal in Staffordshire. *Video
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The Axopar 37 Revolution Range: Relaunched for 2020
Axopar have relaunched their award-winning, market-leading 37 range at Boot Düsseldorf, bringing improved comfort and driving dynamics. 4 years on from its initial release, this is a boat concept that revolutionised the motorboat market. The second release looks to build even further on this, having adapted to the new demands of the market to create an updated version that is sure to follow on from its predecessors success.  We visited their stand to talk to Steve Handy, brand director of the Axopar London Group, about the new range and why he thinks Axopar has been such a success.    “The concept was
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Buying a cheap GRP Canal River Boat
I would over a period like to encourage everyone to consider buying and owning a boat, however cheap or small from a simple kayak to well, the sky's the limit with boats is it not? But sadly, today it seems we have moved away from starting small.   Years ago, everyone got in to Inland canal and river boating by buying something cheap and cheerful that then if they liked boating, this could be sold on in a short time with maybe a little profit if work had been done. The boat improving over time and in-turn they could move on to
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Jeanneau Merry Fisher Marlin 895 - Offshore
What’s all the fuss about the Jeanneau Marlin 895 and its claim to be the SUV of the sea?    The new Marlin 895 capitalises on its sister’s success, (the 895 Cruiser) by having it all in one neat package - large walk-around side deck, a proper bow cockpit and boarding ladder, with sun pad and cushioned seats in a nearly enclosed circle.   Looking deeper at this award-winner, the Land Rover of the sea analogy starts to become more obvious. The swiss army knife wheelhouse has a paddleboard rack fitted above with two sunroof options. To the side, are extra-wide sliding doors for
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