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Are you looking for a new adventure on the water? Do you want to buy a boat that suits your budget and style? If so, you don’t want to miss our Brokerage Open Days over the Easter Weekend (29th - 31st March)!

For three days only, you can visit all of our 13 boats for sale at our marina. Whether you are looking for a cozy cruiser, a spacious liveaboard, or something in between, we have the perfect boat for you.

These days are being completely dedicated to our boats for sale, so you can take your time to explore them and ask our team any questions.

If you are not looking for a used narrowboat, don’t worry. We also have our on-site boat builders, Knights Narrowboats, who will be more than happy to help you discuss your dream narrowboat requirements. They can design and build a custom-made boat that meets your needs and preferences. They also have a stock boat for sale and currently in build which will be available in Spring, giving you the chance to own a brand new narrowboat just in time for Summer! Knights Narrowboats available to view by appointment only.

So what are you waiting for? Come and join us at our Brokerage Open Days and find your dream boat. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Set in 100 acres of farmland, Aqueduct Marina offers moorings conveniently placed for exploring in all directions.

At the heart of the Cheshire ring, located just north of Nantwich, on the popular Shropshire Union Canal, it is just two locks from both the junctions to the Trent and Mersey Canal and the breath-taking Llangollen Canal.

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For many businesses, the thought of an inspection by the Health and Safety Executive would provoke a measure of fear and trepidation; however, for the management of Cheshire-based Aqueduct Marina, it turned out to be a positive experience.

For some time, Robert Parton, MD of Aqueduct Marina, and his management team had been looking at investing in improved extraction for the grit blasting bay, as with the demand for their grit blasting services increasing, it was logical to invest in improving the equipment being used. So, despite the Health and Safety inspection finding the facilities complied with their PPE requirements, which meant the person doing the blasting was protected, there was an environmental concern about the dust leaking out during the operation. As a result, the company brought forward the investment to reduce the possibility of abrasive dust escaping when the bay was in use.

They called on the services of Hodge Clemco, a company that specialises in the manufacture and supply of abrasive blasting and surface treatment equipment. Hodge Clemco installed a reverse pulse dust collector system that creates a negative pressure within the blast booth and, by removing the airborne dust, allows the operator to maintain visibility within the booth. It also minimises any dust escaping from the blast booth, with the dust being contained in the dust extractor bins to allow safe disposal.

Liam Davis, Sales and Marketing Manager for Hodge Clemco, said, “Following our initial visit and conversations, we returned to the site with one of our design engineers to carry out a full site survey, which enabled Hodge Clemco to provide a full design layout drawing of the proposed 14,000cfm reverse pulse dust collector system for the approval of Aqueduct Marina. The dust extraction system supplied and installed by Hodge Clemco comprises of the latest fully programmable gamma pulse auto reverse pulse system with differential pressure recognition. It has an auto-clean sequence whilst in operation and an additional cleaning cycle on shutdown, ensuring maximum dust release is achieved from the ultra-efficient nano fibre filters resulting in a prolonged filter life.”

The result of this work is that Aqueduct staff have reported a marked improvement in visibility whilst working within the bay.

The installation of the new extraction equipment saw a £60k investment being made to this side of Aqueduct’s business. Robert Parton said, “During the H&S visit, the escaping dust issue was flagged as a potential local authority environmental issue. With the system now installed and in regular use, we have seen a noticeable improvement in conditions both inside and outside the workshop. It is an expensive piece of equipment, but in a world where good staff are hard to find, and lung health is a real focus of the HSE, this is resulting in a healthier, safer working environment for our staff.”

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