Surge in boat hire bookings

Published: Monday, 29 June 2020

ABC Boat Hire’s bookings are currently 315% up on last year compared to last year's booking at the same time.

The company operates 200 narrowboats around the country from 16 different bases, the largest operator in the UK.

Easing of lockdown rules

The surge in bookings was received following the government announcement of easing of lockdown rules which means that from the 4th July the company can operate again in England, with the company’s sales and marketing director commenting:

“Our booking office has been extremely busy during the past week and we are delighted to be booking holidays for so many customers looking forward to taking a break on our beautiful canals.

Customers can still social distance on a canal boat holiday with friends and family from another household, stay away from crowds and moor somewhere remotely or near a canal-side pub.  We have implemented some new procedures to our cleaning processes and made a new handover video to reduce contact with our team and customers."