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Canal improvements to enter 2nd phase
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Boat owners may be less likely to claim on their narrow boat insurance thanks to regeneration work on a section of towpath along the Lancaster Canal. The Lancashire Evening Post reports how an area in Salwick, Preston, was closed for a number of weeks while repairs were carried out. British Waterways was called in to carry out major resurfacing work after … More

Celebrities attend canal boat charity building opening
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A host of famous faces helped open a new building dedicated to a charity that organises activities such as boating for youngsters with disabilities. Prunella Scales and Timothy West were among the celebrities in attendance at the event hosted by ReachOut Plus, the Watford Observer reports. The charity may have invested in narrow boat insurance as it often arranges for special … More

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Appeal for donations for boat restoration issued
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One individual who may require a boat insurance policy is Jim Sanderson, as he is currently working on restoring a Victorian passenger boat to its former glory. The 75 ft steam-powered vessel, named Belle, was built in 1894 and is currently being fitted out in period decor with the aim of having her take to York’s waterways as a venue for … More

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Fire safety talks launched
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Sailing enthusiasts may be saved from claiming on their boat insurance if they take part in a new initiative being launched by a team of fire fighters. Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service are carrying out a number of talks about avoiding blazes onboard vessels. The scheme has been organised to coincide with Boat Safety Week, which runs from May … More

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Dragon boat race held in Leeds
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Rowing boat insurance may have been taken out by the dozens of teams which entered a dragon boat race in Leeds. Hundreds of individuals made up the 11-man crews that filled the 40 vessels that took to the water at Roundhay Park, the Yorkshire Post reports. The event was designed to raise money for Martin House children’s hospice in Wetherby … More

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Kayakers break world record
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Kayak insurance may have been a must-have for one pair of fundraisers from the UK, who have set a new world record. The BBC reports how Jeff Allen and Harry Whelan circumnavigated Ireland eight days faster than the previous record holders. After 25 days at sea, the pair arrived in Ardmore, West Waterford at 16:00 BST yesterday (May 16th). During … More

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Torpedo caught in fishing vessel nets
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The importance of investing in boat insurance may have been highlighted by one fishing crew that accidentally caught a suspected torpedo in its nets. Firth of Forth coastguard was contacted at 08:00 BST by members of the Sea Spray vessel after they discovered the potentially hazardous explosive. The Royal Navy were then called in to help investigate the device and perform … More

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Model boats banned from Merseyside lakes

Individuals searching for model boat insurance may be interested to hear about the introduction of a new law by Wirral Council. The Liverpool Daily Post reports how the local authority has banned steam and petrol-powered vessels from a number of lakes in Merseyside. As a result, enthusiasts, who previously used New Brighton and Hoylake waters to sail their boats, have branded … More

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Engine failure leaves family drifting at sea

One family may have to claim on their fishing boat insurance after the engine failed on their vessel. The four individuals had to be rescued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institute’s (RNLI’s) Mumble inshore crew yesterday evening (April 7th), the BBC reports. After the power source failed, the 13 ft boat was towed ashore to Knab Rock in Swansea by the … More

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