Canal Boat Holiday

Boat : Red Chested Swallow

  • Red Chested Swallow
  • Red Chested Swallow
  • Red Chested Swallow

Design: The Red Swallow is a 56ft long, 8 berth cruiser stern narrowboat. It has a quiet water-cooled diesel engine with simple to use controls.

Features: There is full radiator central heating on the boat. A 200 gallon water tank supplies the hot and cold running water. There is a double-filtered drinking water system. There is carpeting in the saloon and bedrooms.

Saloon / Lounge: Radio/CD player; colour TV/DVD player.

Galley / Kitchen: The kitchen is fully equipped and has a 4 burner gas cooker with grill and oven; refrigerator; sink and drainer; saucepans; cooking utensils; crockery and cutlery appropriate for the number of berths. There is plenty of storage space and work surfaces. Also supplied are a microwave; toaster and Cafetiere

Bathroom: The bathroom has a wash hand basin, electrically operated flush toilet and shower, with toilet and wash hand basin in a separate cubicle, and a 240v shaver socket.

Berths: Sleeps up to 8. Two cabins, both can either be configured as one double bed or two singles. An optional high level single bed can be added in both cabins. The seating area in the saloon can be converted into a double bed or 2 single beds using the fold down bed, if required. Important: The high level beds have a weight limit of 10 stone or 63Kg and cannot be used above a double bed.

Bedding: Freshly laundered bedding is supplied for each crew member, as per your requirements. Additional bedding is available upon request. Towels are also supplied - one medium sized towel per crew member, and one hand towel per bathroom.

Electric: 12v mobile phone charging point (please remember to bring your own car charging lead). The 2kw inverter supplies 240v electricity to certain appliances and to a socket on the boat. (Please note: if you decide to use any of your own electrical appliances, you do so at your own risk).

Welcome Pack: A welcome pack is provided, consisting of washing-up liquid (x1); dishcloth (x1); tea towel (x1); floor cloth (x1); toilet roll and bin liner.

Additional: Tuition, and buoyancy aids, are supplied free of charge. A safe is supplied on the boat (except on boats based at Gailey), as are helmsman's waterproofs and an umbrella.

Boat Layout(s)

If there is more than one layout, you can choose your layout during the booking process.

The specification of boats, their accommodation, facilities and equipment in the brochure, the information provided is intended as a general guide but the Company [and/or] the Boat Owner shall not be liable in the event of any differences in the boat supplied and reserves the right to make modifications. Layout plans are for guidance only and are not to scale and may have steps which are not shown. If the hirer’s party includes any infirm persons the Hirer should make relevant enquiries at the time of booking. The Company and/or the Boat Owner reserve the right to change boat specifications without prior notice