Drifters canal boat hire operator Rose Narrowboats will be at the 2012 Braunston Historic Narrowboat Rally & Canal Festival (23-24 June) showcasing its 60ft long, eight-berth boat Cascade.
Over 80 historic boats will gather at this year’s Historic Boat Rally, held annually at Braunston Marina.
The event, which raises money for the canals and local causes, will include: boat parades; trade exhibitors; live music; morris dancing; boat horse demonstrations; waterway artists; food and drink; a real ale beer tent; and evening entertainment on the Saturday.
Rose Narrowboats offers 20 self-drive boats for narrowboat holidays from its base on the North Oxford Canal at Stretton-Under-Fosse near Rugby.
Cascade is built along traditional lines externally with a light, airy interior and a cruiser stern. Designed to sleep up to eight people, she has a well laid out galley with side doors for extra ventilation on warm days, a centre cabin which can offer either two singles or a double bed, a convertible dinette in the saloon, two cabins each with two bunks and wash basins at the stern, a shower room with a toilet, plus a separate toilet at the rear.
2012 hire prices start for Cascade start at £695 for a short break and £1065 for a week’s canal boat holiday.
Other Drifters’ bases close to Braunston, include Stockton, Gayton and Rugby.