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Posts from February 2021


We don't want the 'Ikea of narrowboats', so we build our own!

We design and build every boat we operate at Beacon Park Boats because we believe our customers enjoy holidaying aboard bespoke hand-crafted vessels which are something out of the ordinary. 

Beacon Park Boats Owner, Alasdair Kirkpatrick, says: “We are so used to shopping online or at a superstore and buying whatever is available immediately.  It’s easy, but we end up with the same product as everyone else.  We don’t build the Ikea of narrowboats here, instead we lovingly build unique and beautiful boats of the highest quality.” 

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Engine Drama at Beacon Park Boats

Beacon Park Boats’ newest vessel, the impressive 8-berth, four double-bedded Falcon is nearing completion, and there was a big moment as her new engine was winched above her rear deck, ready to be fitted.

As with all things canal boat, space is tight and winching the heavy engine into place, using an overhead gantry, required skill, precision and a smart application of show leather to get it through the rear engine hatch.
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