Traditional livery; portholes; side doors; cratch cover; warm wooden interior with lots of brass fittings and a solid fuel fire. Modern engineering; central heating; two full size shower rooms; spacious beds with sprung mattresses; fully fitted galley; TV, DVD and Wi-Fi – our Heritage Class boat is surely the best of both worlds!
In partnership with our Sponsor ‘Panda Sanctuaries’ we will be developing the fleet in the coming years, offering a taste of ‘Heritage’ across all the Anglo Welsh Bases. The first offering is a spacious 4-berth named “Lily” and she will be cruising from our famous base at Trevor on the Llangollen Canal.
Soak up the history and tradition of the canals with your own little slice of “Heritage”. Another nod to the narrowboats of old, the “Cratch Cover” sits above the deck well on the bow and offers some added protection when the weather takes an inclement turn. When the weather allows, the canopy sides can be taken back, opening up the bow to make the most of the fresh air!
Tongue and groove, dark stained woodwork with ivory coloured ceilings, all create a combination that’s both cosy and practical. Brass fittings throughout the interior add to the traditional feel of the boat, whilst modern LED lighting and creative use of light prisms offer a well-lit environment.
Two bathrooms each with a full-size shower typify the requirements of a modern narrowboat whilst their design still lends itself to the ‘Heritage’ feel. The Belfast sink was originally known as a ‘Butler Belfast’ as Butlers used them in their pantries for preparing food and washing up after the Nobles had finished. Its neat and robust design is ideal for a narrowboat galley – but you will have to decide which of the crew is a ‘Butler’ and which is a ‘Noble’!
Side opening doors and traditional livery are the strongest element of the boats Heritage feel. Brass portholes and air vents sit cleanly within the traditional colour scheme of black and grey, brightened by the red and ivory coach lines and the delightfully ornate nameplate. This certainly doesn’t look like your standard hire fleet boat!