What's more, Crest Narrowboats is proud to be a family business."Living this way forces you to be environmentally conscious," says Bruce Napier who, with his wife Sheila, has lived on a narrowboat since 2004.Rest assured that we will help you with your Crest Narrowboats canal boat holiday every step of the way.Nothing is too much for our friendly booking team who will help you find the right narrow boat to hire and the perfect canal cruise for you.In the context of British Inland Waterways, "narrow boat" refers to the original working boats built in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries for carrying goods on the narrow canals (where locks and bridge holes would have a minimum width of 7 feet (2.13 m); some locks on the Shropshire Union are even smaller).
The single word 'narrowboat' has been adopted by authorities such as the Canal and River Trust, Scottish Canals and the magazine Waterways World to refer to all boats built in the style and tradition of the narrow canal locks.
'We've had people like Shirley Bassey in the hotel before - but not Indiana Jones and Ally Mc Beal.
A narrowboat or narrow boat is a boat of a distinctive design, made to fit the narrow canals of the United Kingdom.
"We don't leave taps running, washing up is done in the minimum of water, the washing machine is always filled before running, and we never leave lights on." Bruce and Sheila, both of whom are now retired, had taken boating holidays since the Seventies.
But after a six-year spell of shared ownership of a boat, they decided to sell their house and invest £80,000 in their own 60-foot narrowboat.As Bruce puts it: "You have to think about the ordinary tasks of daily living.