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Smoke Control Area regulations now apply to boats 

Boaters with stoves have long been exempt from the various clean air acts over the years. This, however, ended last November when the Environment Act…
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Dock volunteers win civic award

Boaters in London's Greenland Docks have been presented with a civic award for their efforts in helping the local community during Covid lockdowns. Sisters Miryam…
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New hire-base for Coventry Canal

Drifters Waterways Holidays has announced it will be opening a new narrowboat hire-base at Springwood Haven Marina on the Coventry Canal in March. The company…
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High-speed passenger boats to revolutionise Thames travel

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers has announced it is building the UK’s first hybrid high-speed passenger ferries, set to launch in London in autumn 2022…
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The Light Fantastic

Saul Pochin, business partner at Leicestershire-based Aten Lighting, offers advice on boat illumination

What’s the best advice or most useful tip you can offer those who are looking for lighting products?

Don’t buy cheap. We often meet people, especially at shows, who tell us they can buy a product we sell much more cheaply online. While that might be technically true, most often these are of a vastly inferior quality. They products might look identical, but more often than not people end up coming back to us to buy a better version when the cheaper one has let them down.…
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Laser Tools adjustable wrench heads
Laser Tools adjustable wrench heads

Laser Tools has added adjustable wrench heads to its range, designed for use on nuts, bolts and setscrews.  They are…
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Natural mould cleaner
Natural mould cleaner

Poorly ventilated boats can soon become host to moulds and mildew, which cause allergic and respiratory issues. However, the harsh…
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Magnetic Silicone Twist Ties 
Magnetic Silicone Twist Ties 

Cable ties are always handy for your toolbox aboard. The classic plastic versions can only be used once, but still…
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Dad's Boats to close
Dad's Boats to close

Boat-builder Dad’s Boats has ceased production with immediate effect. The company says that all current orders will be fulfilled, but…
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