Brand new wheelchair accessible canal boat, named ‘Beatrice,’ is now available to hire from Hillmorton Marina on the North Oxford Canal just south of Rugby. The 53ft canal boat can be hired for short breaks over the mid-week and weekend and full week from Monday or Friday.
Special features include:
- Wheelchair ramp access
- Lift in stern
- Steering with either tiller or wheel
- Large wet room with grip handles
- Optional shower seat
- Solid fuel stove
The boat is laid out so that you can use the lift in the stern to enter the saloon and galley, pass through the large wet room and bathroom and into the cabin with large double in the forward cabin. Using the ramp to access the boat’s rear deck, this area has been heighened so that the skipper can see to the front of the boat for steering, with a wheel, if required. Some cooking facilities and windows are lowered on board for ease of use. There is a spacious work top with hinge to allow access to the wet room and front cabin with one large double bed and a wardrobe.
The location offers multiple route options including navigating up to the Ashby Canal for lock free cruising, or if you prefer you can cruise south and experience the locks on the Grand Union Canal or South Oxford Canal.