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Enjoy a Heart of England Cruise on this Amazing 47' Canal Boat

Canal Boat
47 ft
6 Guests

About This Boat

Experience an easy pace of river cruising takes over as you travel through the most famous and beautiful part of the Thames, England. Book this amazing 47 feet "Magnifique" Canal Boat for up to 6 people. Starting at $1,100 USD per night and preferred minimum booking of 3 nights.

Rates:

• 3 Nights Minimum: $1,100 USD per night

Price includes

• Renting the boat and its equipment
• A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect
• Towels and linen for all passengers
• A boat handling demo
• Technical support
• On-board cruising information
• Locks free (except in Ireland & Holland)

Not included:

• Any additional extras & services
• Boat damage waiver, Fuel cost & deposits
• Travel from/to the base(s)
• Mooring fees
• Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance

What You Can Expect:

The Heart of England Cruise

You’re excited setting off on a one-way Thames riverboat cruise, knowing you and your friends will have time to see all the historic sites — Windsor Castle, Thorpe Park, Cliveden House, and so much more! The Thames bustles and sleeps. It’s both green and citified, and castles loom above mediaeval pubs. It’s a place you’ll always remember with warmth and cheer!

Chertsey

Chertsey is one of the oldest towns in England, founded in 666AD. These days this picturesque village, with its antique shops and restaurants, host an annual country fair dating back to 1883. In stark contrast, it is also home to Thorpe Park, the UK's leading Theme Park.

Sunbury-on-Thames

The ancient Bronze Age riverside settlement now forms an attractive leafy suburb of London. Sunbury is the home of the London Irish Rugby Club and just to the east lies Kempton Park Racecourse.

Walton-on-Thames

Walton-in-Thames, overlooked by the unusual square flint tower of St Mary's Saxon Church that stands at the town's highest point, is a vibrant town offering numerous shops and restaurants. In particular, its exciting new retail complex combines top high street fashion with delicious, alfresco dining.

Kingston-Upon-Thames

Kingston-upon-Thames was once the coronation place of Saxon Kings (902 – 978). Today this busy market town has developed into a major shopping and entertainment hub, although it retains much of its original charm. It also has a strong arts culture and a vibrant festival programme.

Staines

Staines is a bustling town which attracts scores of visitors to its impressive retail areas - The Elmsleigh Centre and Two Rivers, as well as the town centre with its pedestrianised shopping area offering a wide range of shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs.

Egham

This water-meadow alongside the Thames makes a great place to moor up and enjoy a stroll or reflect on world history. It was near here, at Runnymede in 1215, that the historic Magna Carta was sealed. This charter laid down the foundations of much of the current British constitution and law.

Windsor

The Royal Town of Windsor is full of history and charm and is home to Britain's largest inhabited castle and royal residence of over 900 years – Windsor Castle. You'll also find a bustling town centre with contemporary shopping, fine dining and leisure activities. Well worth a stop for the day.

Eton

Across the river from Windsor is Eton, home to the famous public school, Eton College, one of the most exclusive schools in the world with annual fees of around £20,000. The ancient desks and benches bear the graffiti of generations of former pupils, which include 19 former British Prime Ministers.

Maidenhead

Maidenhead is an ancient town with a history going back to early Saxon times. This bustling town is now a centre of rowing excellence. It is a popular destination for shoppers and, for those who love fine dining; the area is home to some fantastic restaurants including some Michelin-starred venues.

Cookham

Cookham is a pretty village with a delightful High Street that has changed little over the centuries. Today it boasts many fine restaurants and inns. Kenneth Grahame lived in Cookham and is said to have been inspired by the River Thames at Cookham to write The Wind in the Willows.

Cliveden

As the river snakes past Cookham, the beechwoods rise steeply and you will see the Cliveden Estate. A country retreat on a grand scale, it was once the glittering hub of society; visited by virtually every British Monarch since George I.

Marlow

Marlow is a charming Georgian market town, spanned by an elegant suspension bridge. Marlow is the venue for the annual royal ceremony of 'Swan Upping' when cygnets are tagged, and for the Marlow Town Regatta, held in June. With its many restaurants and bistros, every month in Marlow has a vacation feel.

Henley-upon-Thames

Best known for its Royal Regatta, Henley is synonymous with rowing and attracts some of the world's finest rowers. Just a few strides from the riverbank is the heart of Henley with its historic church, town hall and market square, the latter bustling with busy stall-holders and shoppers on market days.

Sonning-on-Thames

Sonning-On-Thames is a picturesque riverside village with half timbered Tudor houses and is one of the prettiest stops along the Thames. Sonning Lock, with its colourful gardens, is lovely place for a stroll and the impressive arched bridge, built in 1775, spans the River Thames perfectly.

Reading

Famous as one of the UK's top ten retail destinations, the heart of Reading offers much more than superb shopping. The Forbury Gardens, a nationally acclaimed Victorian formal garden, leads you beautifully to the ruins of Reading Abbey, an ancient monument and burial place of a King of England.

Mapledurham

Mapledurham is one of the most picturesque spots on the Thames with views of Mapledurham House and the country's last working mill, which still produces stone-ground flour. Mapledurham has one pub, The Pack Saddle, in Chazey Heath.

Pangbourne-on-Thames

Pangbourne dates back to Saxon Times. Lord Nelson's Bo'Sun lived in Pangbourne and is buried at St James the Less church, built in 1660. The individual shops are full of character and the surrounding area is ideal for walkers, photographers and artists alike.

Goring

This pretty town sits between the Chilterns and the Berksrent Downs within a designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The Norman church of St Thomas can be seen overlooking the river and there are many shops, restaurants and bars to help while away a lazy afternoon.

Moulsford

A small, but pretty village which faces South Stoke on the opposite bank. South Stoke has a quaint church and a 17th century village pub. Neither village has any shops but the highlight in Moulsford is the famous Beetle and Wedge Hotel.

Wallingford

Wallingford, home to world famous crime writer Agatha Christie, is an attractive town that dates back to Caesar's time. It has a wealth of independent shops, traditional English architecture, antiques shops, cafes and restaurants. It has featured many times in the quintessentially English TV series, Midsomer Murders.

Benson

This large, attractive village lies at the foot of the beautiful Chiltern Hills and it home to Le Boat's main marina on the Thames. There is a village adjacent with a small supermarket, off license and an attractive pub serving meals.

Cruise Details:

• Waterways: The Thames
• Cruising time: 24 hrs
• Distance: 128 km
• Lock types: Automatic operated by lock-keeper
• Locks: 30

What To Expect Onboard:

As one of our biggest canal boat rentals at 47 feet, the Magnifique is second to none in luxury, comfort and space.

Magnifique Key Features

• Wood-effect flooring, wood-tone cabinets and finishes, and plush upholstery create an ambiance of understated elegance. The large picture windows through let in abundant natural light, particularly in the grand saloon.

• The saloon is well suited for larger parties, featuring a lavish U-shaped love seat and a large dining table that converts to a comfortable bed for two.

• A music system includes a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity. The sundeck is wired for sound. Each boat also has a flat-screen TV/DVD player (satellite TV is available on some models. Flat-screen/DVD player is not available in Italy).

• An inside steering station has good visibility.

• Side access to the decks makes line handling easy.

• The huge kitchen/galley features black granite-effect counters, stainless-steel sink, large gas stove and oven, two spacious electric refrigerators, and plenty of cabinet space for provisions.

• Kitchen equipment and utensils were recently upgraded.

Cabins & Bathrooms

• In the rear section of the boat, you'll find two comfortable cabins with two single beds that convert to double beds. In each is an en-suite bathroom with shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink.

• Two luxury staterooms forward have comfortable double beds. These cabins share the boat's third bathroom, which is equipped with a shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink.

• Plentiful closets and other storage make the sleeping cabins free of clutter.

• Cabin fans in all areas are welcome in hot weather.

Sundeck & Features

• Swimmers will love the full-width swim platform in the stern. The platform also makes it easy getting on and off the boat.

• The huge sundeck features a fixed table for alfresco dining, a large umbrella for shade, and cushioned love seats for comfort.

• There's also a portable cooler to keep drinks cold. The second steering station has superior visibility.

• The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power and 220-volt shore power.

• The Magnifique is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine.

Specification

• Length: 14.5 m
• Beam: 4.1 m
• Max. Headroom: 2 m
• Water Tank: 750 L
• Fuel Tank: 350 L
• Engine Type: Diesel
• 1 bathroom adjacent to forward cabins
• love seat in salon can sleep 2 additional people
• 2 forward cabins with double beds
• 2 rear cabins with convertible twin/double beds and bath in each cabin

Additional Services:

Options & extras

Bicycles

• Standard : $60 per week
• Adult Cross Country : $74 per week
• Child / Tag-along : $46 per week

• Private Parking (Look after your car while you are away)
• Open-air locked parking : from $53 per car per week
• Garage : from $70 per car per week

Cleaning

• Eco-Pack : $15
• Cleaning Service : $110 to $210 (depending on boat model)

Essentials

• Top Deck Cushions (Pack of 2): $7 per week
• Lantern: $14 per week
• Pets: $55 per animal per week

Car transfer

We can organize the transfer of your car(s) while you are cruising - so you can jump in your car when you arrive and just go!

$175 to $420 per car. Our staff is insured to drive your vehicle on your behalf. Any cars less than 3.5 T can be transferred with some exceptions like camping cars, cars more than 9 pax, cars with red license plate, caravans, cars with trailers.

Details

  • Type: Canal Boat
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Rental Minimum: 3 days
  • Length: 47 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Cancellation Terms

To cancel a reservation (“Cancellation”), the Renter should notify the Company in writing. If the Cancellation is received by the Company ninety (90) days or more prior to departure, either (i) a Four Hundred Dollar ($400 USD) penalty shall be assessed or (ii) the charter dates may be rescheduled for an administration fee. If the Cancellation is received by the Company between eighty-nine (89) and sixty-one (61) days prior to departure, either (i) the Deposit shall be forfeited or (ii) the charter dates may be rescheduled and a Three Hundred Dollar ($300 USD) penalty shall be assessed. If the Cancellation is received by the Company sixty (60) days or less prior to departure, there shall be no refund of the Deposit. If any scheduled payment by Renter has not been received by the Due Date, the Company reserves the right to cancel a charter and retain all Deposits and fees paid to date. all changes to bookings after confirmation, including but not limited to date or type of boat (hereinafter “Changes”) will be subject to an administration fee of a minimum of One Hundred dollars ($100 USD) with a major change fee of Five Hundred dollars ($500 USD). The Company reserves the right to treat Changes as Cancellations in accordance with the terms of this Paragraph 3.

Delivery

The Company will deliver the boat to the start port on the specified start date in full commission and ready for service. Should the specified boat not be available, the Company reserves the right to substitute a similar boat of similar capacity and standard, or another alternative acceptable to the Renter. The Renter must examine the boat prior to departure to determine whether the boat is in good working order, is properly outfitted with all standard safety equipment, accessories, and utensils, as well as any other requested items (the “Inventory”). acceptance by the Renter certifies that the obligations of the Company for delivery have been fulfilled. If the Company is unable to deliver the boat or a substitute within 24 hours of the delivery time specified, the Renter may cancel this agreement and the total fee will be refunded. The Renter shall be entitled to a pro rata portion of the fees covering periods of delay in delivery of the boat. Should the Renter not be present or not ready to accept delivery of the boat for whatever reason at the specified time and place, the Company reserves the right to reset the time of delivery within a 24 hour period thereafter.

Availability of the Boat

If due to circumstances beyond its control, the Company is unable to provide the Renter with a boat of the type booked or a boat of similar capacity and standard, or another alternative acceptable to the Renter, the Company will refund rent charges paid by the Renter, in which case the Renter will have no further claim against the Company.

Boat Damage Protection

For all charters featured by us, you will be required to provide cover against accidental damage or loss to the vessel and ancillary equipment and either purchase our Collision Damage Waiver upfront or pay a higher Security Deposit at the base as further detailed below.

In the event you or your party cause damage or loss to the vessel (howsoever caused) or to property belonging to a third party you will be liable for the damage up to the value of the Security Deposit paid at the Base, except in the case of gross

Negligence as defined below.

If you or your party cause damage or loss to the vessel, any ancillary equipment or to property belonging to a third party and such damage or loss is caused as a result of your gross negligence or reckless conduct you will be liable for the full extent of the loss suffered and our right to claim against you will not be limited or waived in any way by the payment of the security deposit or purchase of our Collision Damage Waiver. Acts that will be considered as gross negligence or reckless conduct will include, without limitation, cruising under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, not having sufficient crew in charge of the vessel at all times, having a person less than 16 years of age driving the boat not being in control of the vessel by means within the control of the Skipper, non-respect of local navigation rules and navigation limits.

During the booking process, you will be provided with the option of either purchasing our Collision Damage Waiver or paying a higher Security Deposit at the base as set out below. You will not be able to proceed with your booking unless you agree to one of the options and by asking us to confirm your booking you are agreeing to comply with the content of this section and make any required payment.

Option 1: Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

If you choose to purchase the Collision Damage Waiver this will be added to your booking. You will be provided with the cost of purchasing the Collision Damage Waiver during the booking process which will be added to your overall holiday cost. In addition, you will be expected to pay a sum starting at CA$1,110 ($836 USD), depending on the size of your boat, as damage deposit upon arrival at the Base. The damage deposit will be taken, in local currency, prior to embarkation and if you do not pay we reserve the right to cancel your booking without further liability and without any right to a refund and you will not be entitled to continue with the charter.

Option 2: Security Deposit

If you choose to pay a Security Deposit only you will be asked to pay a sum starting at $4,805 CAD ($3615 USD) depending on the size of your boat, as Security Deposit upon arrival at our Base. The Security Deposit will be taken, in local currency, prior to embarkation and if you do not pay we reserve the right to cancel your booking without further liability and without any right to a refund and you will not be entitled to continue with the charter.

You will be asked to sign a form before embarkation confirming that you fully understand your obligations in the event of any loss or damage to the vessel, ancillary equipment or third party property. On return of the boat to the base following the charter period and following inspection of the boat by our base staff, in the event that we are satisfied that there is no apparent damage to the boat on its return from you, our base staff shall, where applicable, refund the relevant Security Deposit paid by you to you as soon as reasonably possible. Please note that the Collision Damage Waiver monies pre-paid under Option 1 are a non-refundable sum to reduce your Security Deposit and in no circumstances whatsoever is such monies refundable.

In the event that we determine that accidental damage or loss was caused to the boat and/or its contents during the period of your arrangements, you will be liable to us for all losses and damages incurred by us as a result up to the value of the Security Deposit left at the base. In the event that we determine that damage or loss was caused to the boat and/or its contents during the period of your arrangements as a result of your gross negligence or reckless conduct, you will be liable to us for all losses and damages incurred by us as a result. In both instances, we reserve the right to retain, where applicable, part or all of the relevant Security Deposit paid by you. We may use all or part of the Security Deposit paid by you to repair any damage caused to the boat or its contents during the period of your arrangements, including without limitation the costs involved in lifting the boat for a full inspection to assess the damage to the boat. Retention of the Security Deposit will not in any way limit or prejudice any claim which we may have over and above the sum of the Security Deposit where the loss or damage was caused or contributed to by any actions prohibited in these terms and conditions and/or any act by you, or your party, of gross negligence where the value of the damage is over and above the Security Deposit paid. In the event that the losses or damages suffered by us as a result of any breach by you of these booking conditions and any damage caused to the boat or its contents during the period of your arrangements is less than the relevant damage deposit/Security Deposit paid by you, we shall refund, as relevant, part of the Security Deposit paid by you to you as soon as reasonably possible after the damage has been repaired or the repair costs have been ascertained. In the event of any disagreement over damage or loss, we shall retain the relevant Security Deposit paid by you until the matter is resolved.

Insurance

The Company is responsible for the insurance of the boat and its equipment and the insurance of the Renter’s third party liability as Renter of the boat. The Company’s insurance does not cover the Renter’s personal belongings and the Company accepts no responsibility in the event of loss or damage to the Renters personal belongings, either on the boat or on the Company’s premises.

Unsuitable Renters

The Company reserves the right to refuse to hand over a boat to any Renter who, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Company, is not suitable to take charge. In such case, the Company will refund all rent charges and its liability to the Renter will thereupon cease. The Company’s decision not to exercise its rights in accordance with this Paragraph 12 shall in no way be construed as an acknowledgment or determination of the suitability of the Renter or the assumption of any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of Renter’s (or his or her party’s) actions, for which the Renter assumes sole responsibility. The Company reserves the right to repossess a boat from the Renter who in the opinion of the Company is not suitable to continue his or her cruise. all Renters must participate in safety, technical and navigation briefings as determined by the base prior to departure.

Termination of Vacation and indemnity

The Renter accepts responsibility for the proper conduct of themselves and their party. The Company reserves the right in its absolute discretion to terminate, without further notice, the vacation arrangements for any Renter who refuses to comply with the instructions or orders of the Company and whose behavior or competence in the Company’s opinion is likely to cause distress, damage, danger or annoyance to other customers, staff, any third party or to the property. Upon such termination, the Company’s responsibility for the Renter’s vacation ceases and shall not be liable for any costs incurred by the Renter.

Boat Descriptions

Boat layout plans, specifications and illustrations in the brochure are for general guidance. Some boats within classes have minor variations.

Navigation Limits

Boats must cruise within the limits indicated in the documentation supplied to the Renter and should at all times comply with the waterways regulations. If advised of an infringement of this condition the Company may repossess the boat and the Renter will be responsible for all expenses incurred even in excess of the amount of the Security Deposit. The Company reserves the right to restrict cruising areas if unusual or hazardous conditions prevail.

Technical Assistance and Boat Delays

The Company undertakes to maintain a breakdown service during normal working hours every day of the week during the season and to attend to any breakdown or another technical incident rapidly within the context of available material and personnel. Outside normal working hours, an emergency service operates. a. every boat is checked before the start of each rent cruise and the Company takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the boat will not suffer a mechanical breakdown. If a breakdown of any kind should occur, the Renter must report it to the base immediately so that steps can be taken to make repairs and enable the cruise to be resumed. b. The Renter shall have no claim against the Company as a result of any grounding or breakdown or failure of the boat’s engine or equipment. When such breakdown or failure is due to the negligence of the Renter, the Company will have the right to recover from the Renter the expenses incurred in rectifying the matter.

Return of the Boat

The boat must be returned to the Company at the end of the cruise and vacated at the agreed time and place as shown on the Booking Confirmation. The Company reserves the right to recover from the Renter any expenses, which it incurs as a result of late return or non-return of the Boat at the agreed time and place, including the abandonment fee of £700 (in UK) / €1,000 (in the rest of Europe) and CA$1,500 (in Canada) for any Boat not returned to the stated place of disembarkation. All customers must return the boat in a reasonably clean state with the following completed: i) all trash neatly bagged up; ii) all crockery and utensils cleaned and re-stored; iii) beds stripped; iv) decks mopped iiv) Bathrooms and toilets cleaned. If the boat is left in an unsatisfactory condition, the boat’s cleaning fee will be charged to the customer.

Cleaning service: You may pay an additional cleaning fee of US$110 - US$210 dependant on the size of the boat and we will take care of the final cleaning of your boat. In this case all you are asked to do is to bag up your trash & all crockery and utensils cleaned and re-stored.

To allow for additional cleaning, a US$60 supplement per pet is charged to take a maximum of two pets on board our boats. You are required to bring a basket/blanket for pets to sleep on and to refrain from letting pets lie on bedding or settees. Please do not leave pets unattended on your boat. If despite paying the pet cleaning supplement the base manager feels extra cleaning is required on the return of your boat, you will be asked to pay an additional boat cleaning fee.

Fuel Charges & Fuel Deposits

Fuel is charged according to market rates and is subject to fluctuations in diesel prices. At the time of going to press, the hourly fuel charge is £4-£10 (in UK) / €5-€15 (rest of Europe) / $7 – $10 CAD (in Canada) depending on boat type and usage, but could have since changed. Fuel is payable in local currency. In all regions, Our company charges for fuel according to the amount of hours the engine has been running. At the start of your cruise, you will be informed how much the hourly charge will be and the current engine hours on your boat will be agreed and recorded with you.

At the start of your cruise your boat will have a full tank of fuel. Before departing the base you will be required to leave a Fuel Deposit, payable locally in local currency. At the end of your holiday you will either pay an additional fuel cost to cover the amount of fuel actually used, or you will be due a refund if your fuel consumption is less than the deposit paid.

Restricted or Interrupted Cruising

The Company accepts no liability and shall not be bound to make any refund in the event of cruising waters being restricted or the cruise being interrupted as a result of closing waterways for repairs or because of drought or flooding or any other cause beyond the Company’s control.

Force Majeure

We regret we cannot accept responsibility or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contract with you is prevented or affected by reason of circumstances amounting to “force majeure.” For purposes of this section, circumstances amounting to force majeure include any event that the Company could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid, including, but not limited to, the destruction or damage of the boat through fire, flood, explosion, storm or weather damage, accident, break-in criminal damage or any other cause outside our control.

Assignment

The Renter shall not assign this agreement or sub-charter the boat without the prior written consent of the Company. The Company may assign its rights to payments under the charter.

Short Comings, Problems or Deficiencies

You must notify the Company prior to embarking on your cruise of any visible damage to the boat. There is responsible for the cost to repair any such visible damage to the boat of which he or she failed to notify the Company. The Renter must notify the Company immediately of any shortcomings, problems or deficiencies with your boat so that remedial action, if appropriate, can be taken. The Company cannot accept any liability in relation to any short comings, problems, deficiencies or claim of whatever nature if you fail to notify the Company of any complaint or claim during your vacation and write to the Company within 14 days of the end of your vacation.

Complaint Process/Limitation of Remedies

If the Renter has cause for complaint you must in the first instance inform the office at the base from where you started your vacation who will endeavor the problem to your satisfaction. If your complaint cannot be resolved locally, please make note of your points and when you return home write to the appropriate booking office. Complaints not made within 28 days at the end of your vacation will not be entertained. Under no circumstances will the level compensation exceed the amount of monies paid to our company.

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • CD Player
  • Center Cockpit
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Head

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Member Since Jun 2018

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