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Crick Show returns ‘like it had never been away’

The Crick Boat Show made a welcome return in late August 2021, after its absence last year due to the pandemic. Many visitors and exhibitors…
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Return of barge-carrying highlights benefits during HGV driver shortage

The Commercial Boat Operators Association has welcomed the return of heavy barge traffic on the Aire & Calder after almost nine months of repairs, following…
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British Marine announces National Conference

British Marine is holding its inaugural National Conference, Innovate for Success, in Birmingham on 15th-16th March 2022.  The organisation says the pre-season event will allow…
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CRT staff to use body-worn cameras

The Canal & River Trust is equipping its towpath-based employees with body-worn cameras. The technology, increasingly familiar on police and security teams, will initially be…
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Profiles

Canvasman

Under Cover

Tony Jones visits Canvasman owners Chris and Fran Salisbury at their new warehouse just off the Leeds & Liverpool in Baildon, to find out what’s happening in the world of boat covers

“Some might say I was rather naive during the early years of the business,” says Chris Salisbury, managing director of Yorkshire-based boat-cover company Canvasman. “I remember sitting in a meeting at the bank when the company was just a few years old, and them telling me that there was no way I could build a successful business in such a niche market as narrowboats. Thankfully I was both fiercely determined and quite naive back then. I just thought ‘yeah, whatever’, and carried on regardless. I could see we were onto something, and besides, I love a challenge.” …
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Product News

Attwood Sahara Mk2 automatic bilge pump
Attwood Sahara Mk2 automatic bilge pump

Pump specialist Attwood has launched the Sahara Mk2 automatic bilge pump, which it says is the only product of its…
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Webasto Pure EV car charging station
Webasto Pure EV car charging station

Webasto, a name more familiar to boaters for heating and ancillary products, has entered the market for electric car chargers.  …
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MPM oil range
MPM oil range

Midland Chandlers has agreed to promote and sell the range of marine lubricants and maintenance fluids of the Netherlands-based MPM…
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Mastervolt Combimaster range
Mastervolt Combimaster range

The new CombiMaster range of inverter-chargers from Mastervolt appeared last year, but we accidentally overlooked them in confusion that was…
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