Hobby, the newest of our narrowboats, was recently launched onto the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal. Although Hobby is the 23rd narrowboat we have designed and built, the launch day was still hugely anticipated. It's a proud moment for the entire team when our hard work comes to fruition and, what started as a drawing on a piece of paper, goes safely down the slipway into the water.
Those of you who've known our business for a while will realise that we've had a narrowboat called Hobby for several years. This brand new narrowboat replaces her namesake; the former Hobby is now in private ownership on the canal and awaiting a new name.
The new Hobby offers generous space for two but will happily accommodate four people. There's a bedroom which can hold a 4ft double bed or two 2ft single beds, and the sofa converts to a double bed.
Keen cooks will love the well-equipped kitchen.
There's a spacious shower room and an additional loo.
The canopied front deck is the place to sit and watch the world go by. Feel the breeze or turn it into a conservatory by drawing the foldaway side curtains.
On chillier evenings, snuggle up in front of the wood-burning stove in the lounge.
For those interested in even more detail, Hobby is 52'5" (16.0m) long, 6'10" (2.1m) wide and has a maximum headroom of 6'5" (1.96m).
We are absolutely delighted with Hobby. The launch went without a hitch, and the team shared celebratory bacon rolls and a glass of fizz. Now cruising up and down the waterway, Hobby is available for week-long holidays, starting on a Saturday. There has been a great deal of interest in our newest boat but, at the time of writing, she's available 24-31 August 2019 and for a few weeks in October. Take a look.