Electric day boat hire on the Kennet & Avon Canal in Wiltshire

Our first electric day boat launches on the Coventry Canal

On Monday 3 April 2023, Drifters member ABC Boat Hire is launching its first electric day boat.

Operating from Kings Orchard Marina, on the Coventry Canal near Lichfield in Staffordshire, the 36ft ‘Perfect Day’ narrowboat is the first of nine new electric day boats to be added to the fleet over the next 18 months.

Haley Hadley, Marketing & Sales Director for ABC Leisure, says:

“We are delighted to launch our first electric narrowboat using products from our Onboard Energy Direct off-grid energy range, including lithium batteries and a Beta Marine 10Kw motor engine.

“The waterways are havens for wildlife and many of our customers are interested in taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact. We look forward to hearing about people’s all electric boating experiences aboard ‘Perfect Day’.”

From Kings Orchard you can cruise through the Staffordshire countryside to Fradley Junction or Bonehill and back.

No previous canal boating experience is required and tuition is included in our day hire prices.

‘Perfect Day’ can accommodate up to 10 passengers.

Facilities aboard include indoor and outdoor seating, a toilet, kitchen with induction hob, microwave, sink and fridge.

Day boat hire aboard ‘Perfect Day’ starts at £99 on a weekday, £189 on a weekend or bank holiday.

To book ‘Perfect Day’, go via Drifters day boat hire https://www.drifters.co.uk/day-boats/