Inland Waterways – Page 10

  • The new marina will have 20 berths plus canal moorings

    New Scottish marina


    Winchburgh Developments and Scottish Canals have agreed a contract for a new marina in Winchburgh.

  • Boat numbers on London's canals have reached another record high

    Capital's boat numbers soar


    The number of boats on London’s canals has reached a new record high with figures showing an 84% increase in the last five years.

  • Repairs to the Marple lock flight are complete

    Lock flight reopens


    Marple Lock Flight on the Peak Forest Canal has reopened after 20 months of emergency repairs.

  • The Canal & River Trust has seen a decline in boater satisfaction

    Drop in boater satisfaction


    Inland waterways boater satisfaction has declined.

  • DBS Leoch has supplied batteries for Mothership Marine Photo: DBS Leoch

    DBS Leoch powers electric narrowboat


    UK battery company, DBS Leoch, has supplied 24 2V lead carbon batteries to Mothership Marine to store energy for its new solar electric narrowboat.

  • The People's Postcode Lottery has given a further £3m to the Canal & River Trust

    Trust receives £3m from lottery


    The Canal & River Trust has received a further £3m of funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

  • Castle Marinas Group has added Crick Marina and Cropredy Marina to its portfolio

    Castle Marinas takes on Crick and Cropredy


    Castle Marinas had added Cropredy and Crick marinas to its portfolio bringing the total number of marinas in the group to 11 making it one of the largest inland marina groups in the UK.

  • A coot nests amongst plastic waste Photo: Mark C Baker

    Trust's plastics challenge


    The Canal & River Trust is urging each visitor to its 2,000 miles of inland waterways to pick up and recycle one piece of litter in an attempt to prevent more than half a million plastic items reaching our oceans.

  • More than 250 exhibitors attended the 20th Crick Boat Show

    Record numbers at Crick 2019


    More than 27,000 people visited the 20th Crick Boat Show, up more than 1,000 on 2018''s record figures.

  • Canal & River Trust ecologists Stuart Moodie and Sara Hill use an underwater drone camera to monitor the success of flora and fauna colonisation in the new nature reserve lakes Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Boats to return after 80 year absence


    Boats are due to return to a section of the Montgomery Canal after an absence of more than 80 years.

  • 'Spirit of Loch Ness'

    Loch Ness Cruise firm wins FSB awards


    Cruise Loch Ness has been named UK Family Business of the Year and Small Business of 2019 by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

  • 20 canal boats will be craned into Crick Marina in preparation for Crick Boat Show

    26,000 visitors expected to attend


    Twenty canal boats each weighing up to 34 tonnes are to be craned into Crick Marina in preparation for the 20th Crick Boat Show that takes place later this month.

  • RCR is urging boat owners to fit bilge filters to prevent accidental contamination Photo: Blaine Cook

    RCR urges boat owners to fit bilge filters


    River Canal Rescue (RCR) is urging boat owners to take action to install bilge filters to stop the contamination of inland waterways through the accidental spilling of fuel and oil.

  • Northfleet Radar Tower will help guide vessels along the River Thames

    New tower guides vessels


    A new, £1.1m radar tower, to guide craft up and down the tidal River Thames, has been built by the Port of London Authority (PLA) at Northfleet, near Gravesend in Kent.

  • £1m has been spent on engineering work on the Union Canal

    Union Canal reopens


    The Union Canal at Linlithgow has fully reopened to public access following the completion of £1m of engineering work by Scottish Canals to reinforce its embankments.

  • Licence compliance remains high on the Canal & River Trust's waterways. Photo: Canal & River Trust

    106 boats removed with no licence


    Licence compliance on the Canal & River Trust’s waterways remains high with 96.5% of boaters holding a valid licence, down slightly on 2018 (96.9%).

  • A new trade and preview day has been introduced to Crick Boat Show

    Crick Boat Show extends to four days


    To celebrate the 20th Crick Boat Show, organisers have introduced a new trade and preview day to precede the usual three-day event.

  • DBS Leoch is to show its latest batteries at Crick Boat Show

    Batteries for inland waterways market on show


    DBS Leoch will display its range of batteries for the canal boat market at this year’s Crick Boat Show.

  • RCR recommends using two bilge pumps Photo: RCR

    RCR puts spotlight on bilge pump


    Following a spate of call-outs where River Canal Rescue has encountered inadequate or incorrectly positioned bilge pumps, the assistance firm is reminding boaters that two are better than one to keep a vessel safe.

  • MMP's Canal Line is designed to give a smoother experience under motor

    Canal Line provides a smoother experience


    Michigan Marine Propulsion International (MMP) will show its Canal Line product range at the Crick Boat Show.