Our boat Balliol has served us well over the past 10 years, giving lots of happy memories and introducing a great many people to the wonderful secret world of ‘Canals’
Despite this and always being conscious of keeping our hire fleet up to date, the decision was taken to send Balliol for a re- fit. A few weeks ago, after stripping out the interior we set off north from Oxford along the South Oxford Canal. Down the Napton flight to Braunston, here we joined the Grand Union for a few miles before traveling along the north oxford canal to Hillmorton.
The journey took 4 days, luckily the weather was good and in fact a couple of days were stunning, clear autumn days.
So far, the boat has been re-lagged and a new floor is to be laid, always important to get the foundations right.
As with all our boats, Balliol will have a new flexible lay out making it a great boat for a group of friends wanting a party weekend, or a family looking for a holiday during which they can spend quality time together. With the three double bed option, it will also be an ideal boat for friends looking for a relaxing weekend break away.
We have put the new layout on the website for you to see and the boat will be available to hire from mid-March 2018.
So, don’t delay have a look at the layout, check your diary and join us on Balliol or one of our other fabulous narrow boats.