It all started when I was five when I spent a week aboard a narrowboat on the Oxford Canal (this would be about 1978 – it was very basic!) From that moment I was hooked on boats and boating life.
Since then I’ve travelled most of the waterways in the UK. I bought my first narrowboat in 2001, since then I have run a boat moorings; a busy hire fleet and a boat training centre on the River Nene in Northamptonshire.
After two decades of boat hire and hundreds of happy holidays for our brilliant customers, my family and I were looking for a change. In 2023 the training centre will relocate to South Wales on the beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal which is small, but perfectly formed with all the features needed for a great training location.
In 2022 I qualified as a Boat Safety Scheme examiner and in 2023 I will qualify as a Yacht and Small Craft Surveyor.
At Brecknock Boat Services we are delighted to be able to offer a range of training, examination and support for owners of boats of all sizes. Be sure to explore our site to find out more about our work – or explore our resources area to find other information that might be useful to you on your voyage as a boat owner.
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