Alvechurch Sanderling

6+2 Berth | Length 60ft | Wide Beam Cruiser Stern | Sleeps 8 People

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The Boat

The Sanderling is a 60ft Cruiser stern wide beam boat that is part of our 'Alvechurch Fleet'. It sleeps up to 8 people, ideal for families and groups.

Please note that the Sanderling is a Wide Beam boat and due to its size and weight, you should allow extra cruising time on the Union Canal.

All of our boats have full radiator central heating with hot and cold running water supplied from a 150 gallon water tank.

We also include a double filtered drinking water system. The Thrush has a 2kw Inverter that supplies 240 volt electricity to certain appliances and sockets on the boat. There is carpeting in the saloon and bedroom. Also features a security box / safe.

Sleeps up to 8. Two cabins. The rear cabin has one king sized bed (5ft wide and 6ft 6" long) and the mid cabin has two sets of single bunks beds (including 2 high-level bunks 2ft 6in wide; lower bunks are 3ft wide) with storage. 

The seating area in the saloon can be converted into a double bed or 2 single beds, arranged in two different options.

There are wardrobes located throughout the boat (see layout options) for storing clothes. Freshly laundered bedding for each crew member.

Additional bedding available on request.

Includes: 1 bottle of washing up liquid, 1 dish cloth, 1 tea towel, 1 floor cloth, toilet roll & bin liner. Helmsman's waterproofs & umbrella.

Two bathrooms, both with a wash basin, flush toilet, and shower. There is also a 240v shaver socket.

Fully equipped galley with 4 burner gas cooker complete with grill and oven, refrigerator, sink and drainer, work surfaces and storage space. Microwave, toaster and cafetiere. Saucepans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery etc included.

Free Wi-Fi, Radio CD player with USB, LCD TV and DVD player, hairdryer, vacuum cleaner, 12v socket. 1 medium size towel per crew member, plus 1 hand towel per bathroom.


If you decide to use any of your own appliances you do so at your own risk


"Handover well done, boat in excellent condition"

Review from feefo on Sanderling at Falkirk

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  • Price includes VAT
  • Bed linen & towels
  • Car parking (at owners risk)
  • Life jackets 
  • Full boat inventory (View)
  • Tuition & Handover
  • 24 hour emergency help line
  • Accidental damage waiver

When travelling from Falkirk, they will give you a skippers guide upon arrival with all the information you'll need for your chosen holiday route.

The boat is handed over ready fuelled with a full tank, but the cost of hire does not include the fuel consumed.

A fuel deposit of £110 per week or £60 per short break is payable 8 weeks before the start of your holiday with your balance of hire. When you return to the marina at the end of your holiday the boat will be refuelled and any difference to the deposit you paid will either be refunded or charged.

Please Note: The fuel consumption on this boat will be more than the suggested fuel deposits due to its size.

It is recommended that you have your own cancellation protection insurance in case you have to cancel your holiday.

Collection and return times from Falkirk are different to all of our other start locations. 

Weekend Hire - Saturday - Collection time is 1.30pm, return by 2.30pm latest on Tuesday.

Mid-Week Breaks - Wednesday 9.30am until 9.30am Saturday.

7 Nights Plus - Saturday 1.30pm, return by 9.30am on Saturday. Wednesday 9.30am until 2.30pm Tuesday.

Pets are more than welcome on board our boats. All pets are FREE. (normally a maximum of 2 pets allowed per boat)


If travelling from Falkirk, a Rover Ticket will be charged by Scottish Canals for use of the canals. This will be a flat charge of £25 for any holiday over 3 nights. If your trip is 3 days or less, you will be charged £15. This ticket will be administered by Scottish Canals and payable on the first day of your holiday via the Falkirk Office.

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Alvechurch Sanderling
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Falkirk Canal Forth and Clyde

The Scottish Lowland Canals are quite different from the canals typical of England and Wales The Forth and Clyde is much wider than the average English canal. The Union Canal is a contour canal and has no locks at all or bridges that have to be opened. 

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