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“Excellent boat for first narrowboat holiday”
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.
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Reviewed 5 April 2015

As the beginners amongst our crew we were apprehensive about what we would experience on our first trip but we quickly got into the swing of things, with help from our skipper, on our trip round the Cheshire Ring.
We were aboard the Nord Fjord from Andersons Boat Yard and were very comfortable with plenty of storage. The staff at Andersons were very attentive and I feel that they would have made quite sure we knew what we were doing if we hadn't been going with experienced boaters.
As a keen cook I was impressed with how well the kitchen was equipped with large enough saucepans, decent knives and a reliable oven. I even managed to make Hot Cross buns on Good Friday!

3  Thank BridgetSarah
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

We had a great week cruising round the Cheshire Ring in the Fjord Viscount and the Bergen Fjord. The Andersen staff were friendly, helpful and entirely unflustered when we rang them during the week with various crises. Would highly recommend!

4  Thank BeckLockwood
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

We have just returned from a weekend barging on the Shropshire Union Canal. We rented our four berth boat from Andersen Boats. From start to finish the staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. We were new to barging and they explained everything in detail. The standard of the barge was first class - absolutely everything you could need for a relaxing, peaceful break. We will definitely be trying it again - now we think we experts!!

3  Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

We picked up the brand new Fjord Monarch canal boat from Andersen Boats on Friday, we had never been on the canals before and were all very excited and a little nervous, we need not have had any nerves because the whole team at Andersen's were so very friendly and helpful and gave us a tour of the boat, showed us how everything worked and how easy it was to control, we were taken through the first lock, which the kids loved and then we felt confident enough to take off on our adventure.
The boat was stunning, it was surprisingly spacious and immaculate. All the boats at Andersen's looked equally well looked after. The boat had everything you could need, microwave, comfortable beds, plenty of storage space, tv, dvd etc. We travelled from Middlewich towards Lymm, when we moored up in the evenings we made sure we were in the countryside so we could get out walk with the kids, we saw Buzzards, kingfisher, owls, heron etc, so great for nature lovers. We also enjoyed a look at the Anderton Boat Lift and the kids loved the 2 long tunnels we ventured through.
The whole break was great fun, we enjoyed the family time and would recommend Andersen's to anyone looking to try a holiday on the canals.

8  Thank LISA S
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Reviewed 1 February 2015

First time on the canals in may 2014. Enjoyed it so much we've booked again for may '15. Were in the Stavanger fjord, got many a compliment about the boat from other boaters. Good friendly service from personnel at boatyard, good tuition about boat and locks, made time for a chat at start and end of week. If you've not tried boating, do it this year and do it with Andersens, pleasure guaranteed.

2  Thank Gilbert-Nita L
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