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“Half term week on the Duchess”
Review of Andersen Boats

Andersen Boats
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Canal boating is for anyone who just want to do something completely different from the everyday world. Andersen Boats is a family run business in Middlewich for 40 years. Canal boating with the best starting point for a perfect canal holiday across England & Wales. We offer day boat hire and longer breaks, so you can take a short or a long tour of our beautiful canals. For our day hire you can spend the day cruising the Canals around Middlewich Cheshire, in one of our superb Canal Boats. With easy to operate controls and expert handover, our canal boats are lots of fun for adults and children alike. So celebrating a birthday? Special event? or just having a fun day out, this inexpensive treat is a great way to take in the sights and sounds of our countryside. Relax with family and friends. Give us a call.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This was our First Narrowboat holiday...had an absolutely fab time...even if we were let down by the British weather!! Our boat was the duchess ...6 berth but great for a family of 4...I really appreciated the extra space. The boat was clean and had everything we needed. Very very nice people, explained everything to us in detail before handing over to us...like I say it was our first long boat holiday, but they made us feel comfortable and confident when they sent us on our way. By day 2 we felt like experts...ha ha!!! Weather not so great so by day 5 we were happy to sit in and watch a bit of tv...(this hadn't worked since we got on the boat) so after a call to the boat yard they drove out to meet us and changed the digibox...kids were very grateful!!! Some great walks done and a fun day out at nearby crocky trails. Will definitely be using Andersen boats again.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Just returned our narrowboat 'Fjord Prince' after a week on the canals.
Staff very friendly and helpful.
Condition of boat excellent.
Condition of accommodation very clean and comfortable.
Reception at takeover and return excellent.
Would thoroughly recommmend this company.
Ivan

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Just back from 2 weeks on Salten Fjord, the 2nd year running we've hired from Andersen Boats. We are experienced boaters, so perhaps fussier than most.

This family/company seem to take a real pride in turning out their boats in 1st class condition both mechanically and cosmetically. The first time we hired from Andersen I visited other local boat hire companies and looked at their boats. The difference at Andersen was significant, whilst the prices were similar - an easy choice then.

Compared to others, the boats were extremely well fitted out with good quality materials and no damage to the interiors. Externally (the toughest area for hire boats) the boats are in amazing condition - clearly the paintwork receives a lot of attention during the year, not just out of season.

We perhaps aren't the easiest of customers. We ended up wanting to pick up the boat a day late, and give it back late on Sunday afternoon, rather than Monday morning. This was accommodated with no fuss whatsoever, despite being outside of normal hours.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend, or use again.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Four old farts recently took a canal boat out from Middlewich to Llangollen and we have a fantastic trip. The boat was very well equipped and Andersen were very helpful with our booking etc. I would thoroughly recommend them as a company and would have no hesitation in booking a boat from them in the future - well done.

2  Thank Martin G
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

As ever, clean tidy well presented boat prepared by friendly helpful staff.
Two week slow chug to Llangollen to start with, returning to go through Preston Brook Tunnel and stop at Bramble Cuttings for our penultimate night, simply wonderful place to moor.
Dexter's first canal holiday (our 16month old cocker spaniel) and he loved it too, including his little swimming sessions.
If you're thinking of taking a canal break, then we would have no hesitation in recommending Andersen Boats, they are a hard act to follow, which is one reason we keep coming back!

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