Narrowboat Gifts in January 2020 – UK Guide to find the best product for Britain’s canals

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Wanting to purchase a Narrowboat Gift in 2020? There’s lots of different products on the market which should suit your needs and budget!

You could be buying a narrowboat present for a friend, family member or even someone you work with. In addition it may be an item for yourself! Whatever your reason is, this page has been designed to help you along the way. Please keep in mind that the following list of products are an opinion and are listed in ‘no particular order’.

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Canal, Barge Boat, Narrowboat… there’s lots of different names for pretty much the same thing. As we all know canals have been extremely important to this country for hundreds of years. Firstly as a vital transport link during the industrial revolution and in more recent decades as a home / leisure environment for thousands of people up and down the nation.

Did you know? The Leeds & Liverpool Canal offers 127 miles of walking, boating, wildlife-watching and all-round relaxation. The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Britain and was constructed as a single waterway. It leaves the city of Liverpool and passes through East Lancashire and then crosses over the Pennine countryside and small lovely villages on the edge of the Yorskhire Dales before reaching the city of Leeds. You can find out more information about this canal and others at the official Canal and River Trust website.

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Mens Capsized Upside Down - Loose Fit T-Shirt

Loads of Colours Available This item is a Premium Quality Unisex T Shirt. It’s 165gsm weighted with a Softstyle feel. These are supersoft garments which have been constructed from 100% Pre-shrunk ring-spun cotton.

With a nice front chest print, you’ll notice the classic short sleeves and round crew neck style. Ideal for wearing on warm summer days or even underneath a jacket or coat when the weather turns colder in winter. There’s a good selection of colours and sizes to choose from; meaning you should easily find something to suit your requirements.

Happens Stays On The Boat Plaque Wooden Sign

Check out this nice plaque which is engraved with the words “What happens on the boat, stays on the boat”. You could easily give this gift with love and put a smile on your friend’s face every time they read it.

For your own peace of mind, the plaque is made from FSC certified Wood, and the design is permanently engraved into the Wood. The wooden sign plaque measures 20 x 0.6 x 10cm and is supplied with rustic twine rope to allow easy hanging and looks great in any room of the house or boat!

Personalised Canal Barge Cushion Cover Narrow Boat Home Gift

MUST HAVE FOR YOUR HOME OR BARGE This product has been designed and made with a High Resolution Print that will never fade. Equally it’s completely Machine Washable and will look great year after year. Which such good quality, this item measures 40cm x 40cm and can be personalised with your own name.

To add a Name and/or Text… please send seller an Amazon message with details of what you would like printed (e.g. Dad! You’re the BEST!) or just put the details in a gift message which is an option on checkout – click on the link below for the product page.

The Narrowboat Guide: A complete guide to choosing, designing and maintaining a narrowboat

Written by Tony Jones who has lived aboard his narrowboat ‘The Watchman’ for ten years and has travelled the inland waterways network extensively, enjoying a wealth of experiences and a steep learning curve.

In that time he has covered over 500 miles of canals and rivers, navigated around 400 locks and moveable bridges, sunk once, ran aground four times and broken down more often than he would like to remember. You can buy this product right now by clicking on the link below – it could make a fantastic secret santa item, birthday gift or simply a cool book for yourself!

Personalised Captain Any Name Novelty Gift Mug

PERSONALISE THIS ITEM – Are you looking for something a little different, why not think about this cool Captains Mug! This product has an image of a captains hat with a boats steering wheel. the design is on both side of the mug and it could make a great gift for any occasion. The approximate measurements are 9.5cm x 8cm and it comes within a box.

If you want to personalise the mug please select the ‘this will be a gift’ option within the basket and put the name within the message box in the checkout screen – click on the link below to view the product page.

Travels by Narrowboat DVD

All 5 Seasons Available Now – Join Kevin from where it all began, with season one. Leaving Crick in Northamptonshire, he embarks on a voyage of exploration along the canals of the UK, towards his short-term goal of the city of Chester.

All the while not only transforming from a stressed, eternally exhausted and unshaven figure of a man, at the same time developing a penchant for pork pies and bacon sandwiches. All five seasons are now available to buy, stream and video on Amazon Prime.

Narrow Boat Engine Maintenance and Repair Book

Written by Stephanie Horton who is a chartered engineer, and Managing Director of River Canal Rescue, the UK’s only national marine breakdown company. She graduated from Loughborough University in 2000 with a degree in Electro-Mechanical Power Engineering, where she was awarded the Sir William Siemens medal for undergraduate excellence in engineering.

Managing a network of engineers, her experience of working with a wide range of engine types, and her understanding of the unique challenges encountered on the inland waterways, have provided the ideal background for this book.

Captain Baseball Cap

Wanting to find something a little different? Why not consider this nice Captains hat! This product features a cool baseball cap style with lettering on the front. It has been produced to good standards and is made from 100% cotton.

You can now tell the world you’re the captain of your ship, whether that’s a small canal boat, yacht or even a super cruiser….. The actual lettering on the front of this cap features high quality stitching and embroidery produced in the UK. There’s also other designs available, so please click on the link to view the product page for further information.

Water Ways: A thousand miles along Britain's canals

Blurb: For a hundred and fifty years, between the plod of packhorse trains and the arrival of the railways, canals were the high-tech water machine driving the industrial revolution. Amazing feats of engineering, they carried the rural into the city and the urban into the countryside, and changed the lives of everyone.

And then, just when their purpose was extinguished by modern transport, they were saved from extinction and re-purposed as a ‘slow highways’ network, a peaceful and countrywide haven from our too-busy age. Today, there are more boats on the canals than in their Victorian heyday.

The Canal Guide: Britain's 50 Best Canals

This nice guidebook shows off just how rich our waterways heritage is. Picking out Britain’s 50 most beautiful and interesting canals, Stuart Fisher gives a lively background to the history, wildlife, pubs and nearby attractions of each waterway. Each of the 50 chapters also features a map, colour photographs and a handy info box.

Through the cities of London, Bath and Oxford, traversing amazing countryside and national parks, and exploring some of the best Victorian engineering and industry, this book is an inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable read, as well as a perfect resource for anyone thinking about a day out or holiday along Britain’s wonderful canals.

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