Swan. The mon and brec's first wheel chair access canal boat. Swan will be our first luxury five-star boat with wheelchair access. We felt inspired to design this wide beam narrowboat after Alasdair, the owner of Beacon Park Boats, spent a year in a wheelchair and realised that the fleet is definitely missing something. Swan will sleep four people while providing the same quality and features as Falcon.
This luxurious narrowboat will have two bedroom layout options: the first cabin will easily convert into a large single bed for wheelchair users, providing good access to the lift and corridor, while the aft cabin will offer spacious double accommodation for non-wheelchair users. You’ll definitely get a great night’s sleep on our incredibly comfortable sprung mattresses.
If in a wheelchair, a foldaway ramp will make it easy for you to access the rear deck. You’ll also be able to take the lift down into the bottom of the boat and then travel along the corridor through the galley and stop in the forward resting area to enjoy spectacular views through three large picture windows. A turning area will help you enjoy the space when cruising along the canal while the central heating or log burning stove will keep you cosy during the colder evenings.
Swan will have two electric flush toilets and two showers with doors. The bathroom closest to the lift will be fully accessible and fitted out with helpful equipment such as a shower seat and toilet bars.
NEW for 2022 Your very own skipper offering as much (or as little) boating assistance as you'd like, to enhance your canal holiday. Need help with locks or mooring? Like an extra pair of hands on deck? Find out more >
Sir Gareth Edwards, one of the greatest rugby players ever, took a short break with his wife, Maureen, on our narrow boat Harrier in summer 2019. During their holiday, which was filmed for a BBC series, Gareth describes Beacon Park Boats as 'The Bentley of Barges'! Watch his video.taken from his BBC film on welsh canals
Taking your boat through the six locks on the Mon & Brec canal is exciting. Everyone on board can get involved, including children. If you’d rather a lock-free holiday the Mon & Brec is a perfect choice; you can spend a week cruising a 25-mile stretch without having to operate a single lock. Take a look at our suggested itineraries for short breaks and longer holidays.