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Your recent holiday on Grebe - Little Grebe from Union Wharf

Boat smooth to drive and well laid out. Good route from Market Harborough

25 Jul 2018

Your recent holiday on Goose - Upland Goose from Gailey Wharf

Certain aspects of "UPLAND GOOSE" were below the standard we have found over the years to be the level of ABC boats. The galley was NOT in any way as shown in your advertising, the layout was completely different. The galley was transverse to the boat and to be blunt, it was not big enough to 'swing a cat', the possibility of two persons working there was non-existent. The possibility of using the toaster, coffee machine and the hob at any time together was not really a viable proposition; to the extent that the coffee machine got damaged by the warmth from the hob. Had the galley been longitudinal to the boat, as shown in the layout pictures, we feel this would not have created this problem. We were that the toilets on this boat are supposed to be of the highest ecological standard, i.e. lower use of water as an example. This is in no way what we found. Most of the time it required between 2 and 4 flushes to clear, the economical flush never, repeat never cleared the bowl. These were without doubt the worst we have encountered on an ABC boat, and as a point I might add on any boat no matter which company or size. As a miner fault it would be suggested that the secondary step down to the floor level be much more high-lighted. It is acknowledged that with the mat in position this would show the edge of the step much clearer however we had to put the mat out as it was giving off a tremendously damp/musty smell, Unfortunately in removing the mat left the line of the step unclear to the extent that two members of the party had a couple of falls. In general the comfort of this boat was very high and the equipment (Catering) fully sufficient, not only in our case (Five party members) but for a fuller compliment of crew. Our biggest regret is that this seems to be the only boat with this 'standard' layout, that is available from Gailey to allow us to cover the 4 counties ring which we had intended to do this year and hope to do next year, subject to the Middlewhich link operational. Hard copy posted

25 Jul 2018

Your recent holiday on Swan - Tundra Swan from Gayton

As a stag group looking for something different this was a perfect trip away for us, a peaceful journey down the canal visiting every pub on our route. As new comers to canal boating we were a little nervous at the prospects of being left to our own devices once we'd left the marina. However anytime we came close to having an issue a helpful local or other boaters weren't too far away to give us tips and advice about navigating the locks, where to eat or drink and even the best places to moor up in the evening. We all had an excellent time and are already talking about doing it again next year.

25 Jul 2018

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Rock Bunting from Alvechurch

Very happy with all aspects of the boat and the service provided

25 Jul 2018

Your recent holiday on Eagle - Sea Eagle from Hilperton

Sea Eagle was "tired" and in need of some refurbishment. Windows were covered in what looked like dried saliva from previous dogs. It was not easy to find stops for the night as the canal banks were totally overgrown and untended. The majority of good temporary moorings were taken by permenant residents. Overall, for the first time, we were left a little disappointed with the holiday although ABC can not be blamed for the canal issues.

25 Jul 2018

Your recent holiday on Finch - Red Tailed Finch from Goytre Wharf

We loved the boat. The layout suited us well and we had everything we needed. The staff at the wharf were friendly and informative.

24 Jul 2018

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Great Crested Grebe from Whitchurch Marina

great, relaxing experience helped tremendously by the assistance the guys at Whitchurch Marina provided. There isn't a better way to get away from it all, it's amazing how isolated you become from the mad rush.

24 Jul 2018

Your recent holiday on Heron - Night Heron from Whitchurch Marina

Boat was great, very clean and tidy. Staff were very welcoming and their instructions were clear and precise. We did the return trip Whitchurch/Llangollen very comfortably on a 4 night hire. Thank you.

24 Jul 2018

Your recent holiday on Finch - Red Poll Finch from Goytre Wharf

Boat was clean, with all the necessary equipment and to the standard expected from ASC Boats. The staff were very good , cheerful and able to answer all my questions satisfactorally. The only downside was poor reception for the mobile wi-fi. We could only get a signal in Brecon, elswhere was zero! Also couldn't get a TV signal.

24 Jul 2018

Your recent holiday on Gull - Sabines Gull from Hilperton

We had the most fantastic short break holiday on this narrow boat with friends lovely.. we had everything we needed, and more, would highly recommend this to anyone.

24 Jul 2018

Your recent holiday on Wren - Carolina Wren from March Wharf

Excellent boat (clean, new, easy to use comfortable), very good support staff. An easier to read single map of the local canals and rivers would have been good.

24 Jul 2018

Your recent holiday on Lark - Archers Lark from Blackwater Meadow Marina

beautifully fitted out boats, we had a great weekend

24 Jul 2018

Your recent holiday on Wye - Tyr from Blackwater Meadow Marina

Fantastic holiday. We will be back again. The new boats in your fleet are nicer and quieter

23 Jul 2018

Your recent holiday on Woodpecker - Black Woodpecker from Wrenbury

Everything was great. Great service. A nice boat

23 Jul 2018

Your recent holiday on Plover - Piping Plover from Reedley Marina

Everything from the instruction to the boat and equipment was great. A little more time to relax before setting off would have been nice.

23 Jul 2018