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Trials approves 'clean green' HVO diesel alternative

The Inland Waterways Association's Sustainable Boating Group has approved the use of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) in boat diesel engines, after monitoring a long-term trial…
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EU carbon capture project underway again at Aqueduct Marina

Aqueduct Marina and the Canal & River Trust have just resumed work on RIVER, a groundbreaking EU research project to reduce or even eliminate emissions…
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New moorings for High Lode

High Lode, the 1-mile arm off the old course of the River Nene into the town of Ramsey, is to have moorings installed at its…
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Specialist vehicles tackle waste on London’s waterways

Civil engineering and marine maintenance company the Rothen Group, a contractor with the Canal & River Trust, revealed it has cleared 146.25 tons of waste…
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Profiles

Gallows Bridge Boatyard

Big Boys' Toys

Tony Jones visits Gallows Bridge Boatyard & Moorings in Shipley on the Leeds & Liverpool to find out why the business is building a reputation for the big jobs

“There’s always a crowd!” laughs Aaran Laylor, owner of Gallows Bridge Boatyard & Moorings, as another boat is lifted out of the water onto a waiting truck. Indeed, when I was moored there during the Covid lockdowns, the towpath would always be teeming with gongoozlers every time a boat came out. “We lifted 12 boats out in a single day last week!” exclaimed Bren Snr, as I watched the crane at work. “It was mental busy!”…
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Product News

Dutton amphibious cars
Dutton amphibious cars

A TV advertisement in October brought a reminder of the only truly amphibious car still being made. The vehicle was…
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VirCru remote boat security
VirCru remote boat security

VirCru is the latest boat remote monitoring and security system to be launched, and it offers features that make it…
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New marina opens at Fradley
New marina opens at Fradley

Mooring choice on the eastern Trent & Mersey got a bit easier in October with the opening of the new…
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Cowes – the home of sailboating – starts building narrowboats
Cowes – the home of sailboating – starts building narrowboats

Floating Ohm Narrowboats is a brand-new canal boat-builder which not only intends to specialise in serial electric drive boats from…
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