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60 boats to enter Sark to Jersey rowing race
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Almost 60 boats will be included in this year’s 2013 rowing race from Sark to Jersey.The race is set to take place on the 22nd June where Guernsey’s reigning champions Geomarine will defend their title along with 22 other crews competing in the race.  This year there are a number of novice crews taking part along with the youngest competitor, … More

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Boat owners warned of fire risk
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Firefighters in Staffordshire have been urging boat owners to do more to minimise their risk of fire after a series of blazes on vessels in the past year. The Burton Mail reports the latest advice comes after an incident last year when a mother and daughter narrowly escaped injury after an electrical fault resulted in a narrowboat going up in … More

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Life’s tough when your yacht is ONLY 155-foot long…

Elin Nordegren, 33 is Tiger Woods’ ex-wife and has certainly been on a yacht or two in her time. Her new billionaire boyfriend, coal magnate Chris Cline parked his 164-foot yacht right in front of Tiger’s 155-foot yacht on Florida’s Jupiter Island. It is thought that Elin and Chris took great pleasure in docking the $30million, 9 foot longer yacht … More

£1billion warship handed over to Royal Navy

A brand new warship named Duncan has begun its journey to the Royal Navy HQ in Portsmouth. It has left the shipyard on the River Clyde in Scotland where it was built. The ship, which is a type-45 Destroyer left Glasgow yesterday and will be commissioned when it reaches the Portsmouth Naval Base. Duncan is the final ship to be … More

Wiltshire canal boats experience series of break-ins

Canal boat owners in Wiltshire have been urged to introduce additional security measures after the area has experienced a raft of break-ins over the last seven days. Valuable items from two boats in Bradford on Avon were stolen on Monday (March 11th) night, with another theft in neighbouring Trowbridge also reported between 8am and 6pm on the same day. Police … More

World’s best ‘boatels’ revealed

Many people are interested in staying on a boat but without actually travelling across the seas. This has meant that boatels (a boat that has been transformed into a hotel) have become very popular. CNN have put together a list of the five best boatels in the world. The first boatel is the 1907 Yankee Ferry in New York. This … More

Man rescued from trapped boat

Firefighters have rescued a man whose boat became trapped on a weir in Rickmansworth. Crews from Rickmansworth and Watford were called to Batchworth Lock to deal with the incident, reports the Watford Observer. The man became stuck as his boat had become trapped in fast-flowing water and he had to be rescued from the vessel by firefighters. Two specially-equipped swimmers … More

E&L is offering 10% discount on online quotes for boat insurance

E&L® Insurance provides specialist niche insurance products. We are a well known and established provider of personal line niche schemes and have been in business for more than 75 years. We strive to provide a first class claims and customer service on products that offer comprehensive cover and competitive premiums for a variety of insurance products. Our main insurance schemes … More

Thieves cause £5k worth of damage at Scottish loch

The importance of investing in boat insurance may have been highlighted by an incident in Perthshire that saw thousands of pounds worth of damage to canal boats. Vandals left a trail of destruction estimated at £5,000 after ripping 15 high-powered batteries from vessels at Butterstone Loch, the Perthshire Advertiser reports. The devices were charging at the time of the incident, … More

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