Duchess 8 Signature


  • Length 70ft
  • Narrowboat Type Cruiser Stern
  • Sleeps 8-10
  • Doubles (max) 3
  • Singles (max) 6
  • Showers 1
  • Toilets 2
  • Heating Radiator Electric
  • Power 240 Volts

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Boat Description:

Highlights: A very popular choice for larger families or groups of friends. 240V electric system with a 3-pin plug for low wattage appliances only (please make sure your appliances use a maximum of 1 Kw). Cigar lighter plug point for mobile phones or camcorders. There is a 240v hairdryer and a security safe. 110 gallon stainless steel water tank. Full central heating with radiators & airing cupboard. Carpeted throughout (except kitchen & bathroom areas).

Saloon: There is a dinette area in the saloon that can be used as a make-up double bed, if required. Colour flat screen TV/DVD player, Freeview with USB charging point, radio/CD player.

Galley: Fully-equipped galley with 4 ring cooker, oven & grill. Electric fridge with freezer compartment. Cutlery, crockery, saucepans and cooking utensils are provided. T-towels, washing-up liquid and cleaning materials are also on-board.

Cabins: Three cabins, all with flexible layouts of either one permanent double or two singles in each. Double beds measure 6’3″ x 4′ with interior sprung mattresses. Single beds measure 6’3″ x2′ with interior sprung mattresses.

Bathroom: Two flush toilets and wash basins. There is one full size shower in the bathroom between the rear and mid cabin.

What’s Included?

  1. Non refundable £50 damage waiver.
  2. Bed linen and towels.
  3. Car parking (at owners risk).
  4. Tuition and buoyancy aids.

Optional Extras:

Cancellation protection: Between £40- £75 depending on your holiday cost – please see terms & conditions for more details.

Additional Costs:

Diesel: The diesel used will be charged for on return from your holiday. The cost of diesel is set at slightly under supermarket prices prevailing at the time of your holiday. Your boat engine will use between 1.25 and 1.7 litres per cruising hour. In addition, your boat is equipped with diesel fired central heating which will increase diesel consumption when the central heating is in use. We estimate usage of approx. £18-£20 per day.

Terms & Conditions of Hire:

Hire Times: 7 night hire – commences at 2.30pm until 9.30am on the last day of hire.
6 night hire starting from Chirk or Falkirk commences at 9.30am until 2.30pm on final day.
Short breaks starting from Chirk or Falkirk: 2.30pm Saturdays until 2.30pm Tuesdays or from 9.30am Wednesdays until 9.30am Saturdays. All other short breaks commence 2.30pm until 9.30am on the final day.
A deposit of 25% of the total cost (plus cancellation protection if required) with the balance of hire due 8 weeks before your arrival date. Single-sex celebratory parties are not permitted on these boats without prior permission.
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Discounts and Concessions:

Multi-Week Discounts: Discounts depend on your holiday date, and have been applied to your total holiday cost.