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New to Boating?

New to boating? Nervous? Don’t worry! Everything is in hand.

From when you book your first narrowboat holiday with Crest Narrowboats, we will help guide you all the way. From sending you pages of information from routes, pubs, what’s on board the boat to even turning points. Also links to the Canal and River Trust Boaters Handbook and DVD, purposely made for first timers, or even just to jog your memory.


We will meet and greet you on arrival at Chirk Marina, and are on hand to give you a full induction. We’ll talk you through the facilities on board, how to drive the boat, how to operate the locks and everything else you need to know for your holiday. Our handovers are accredited by the  British Marine Federation and we are regularly audited to make sure we maintain the high standards we set ourselves.

Any questions? We’re only at the end of the phone, we even stay on board for the initial part of your holiday until you feel confident.   You will be left with a detailed handover book, with all the phone numbers, even our 24 hour emergency call out number. To download or view the handbook that accompanies the above video click here.


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