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Castle Marinas buys Brinklow

The future of the troubled Brinklow Marina, on the rural North Oxford Canal near Rugby, seems clearer and safer, after the Castle Marinas group announced…
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'Anglian Pass' set to simplify boating admin

Boaters will soon have the option to purchase an Anglian Pass, allowing unrestricted cruising across neighbouring navigations. Covering the River Nene, the Great Ouse system,…
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Award for 'hero' narrowboat paint manufacturer

A leading canal boat paint manufacturer has been honoured for quickly switching its production lines in the Covid-19 pandemic, creating hand sanitiser for use by…
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Boat cover sisters light up London's South Dock

The award for Best Boat Illuminations of 2020 must surely go to South Dock in London's Rotherhithe. This was the third year the light show…
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Advice

Marketing

Peter Johns, Publisher of Waterways World

Q: What is marketing? A: It’s all about the carrots

For many people marketing equates to advertising. But it is much more complicated than that. My first exposure to the concept of marketing was my university course on agricultural marketing. In the very first class the lecturer posed the question “What is the first marketing decision a carrot farmer makes?”. We were pretty flummoxed. His answer was “To grow carrots”.…
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Collect-and-return laundry business
Collect-and-return laundry business

Oxwash is a new company that will collect, wash, press and return laundry to boats, and bills itself as the…
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Motion-detecting heaters
Motion-detecting heaters

Motion-detecting lights are now fairly common, but the MeacoHeat is the first type of 230V heater we have seen that…
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Weather-resistant coded locks
Weather-resistant coded locks

For buildings and fenced-off areas in public spaces that need to be accessed easily, coded locks offer a good solution…
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WaterNav updated
WaterNav updated

WaterNav, the mobile phone and tablet app from River Canal Rescue, has been redesigned and relaunched as a single unit,…
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