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Are you after some inspiration for what to do this weekend or for your next holiday? Check out our new video about the ways you can cruise the UK’s iconic inland waterways.

British Marine has launched an exciting new video highlighting the many benefits that cruising the UK’s inland waterways has to offer. From day trips on the River Thames to holidays on the Kennet & Avon Canal, the film offers inspirational ideas for newcomers from some of the most iconic destinations in the UK.

With over 400 British Marine member companies operating in the inland sector, the video will benefit the many businesses surrounding our beautiful waterways enticing more people into the world of inland boating.

Sarah Dhanda, Chief Officer of Membership and Services for British Marine comments, “From sightseeing day trips to idyllic holidays on the canal network, there are so many ways that people can get out on the water. From spending quality time with friends and family, taking advantage of the many health and well-being aspects as well as being at one with nature, spending time on our inland waterways has so much to offer people of all ages.”

With over 672,000 people enjoying the pastime of inland boating last year, we are confident this new video with further grow this interest and get more people cruising on the water.”

The film is designed to support the many British Marine members who will be involved in the wealth of inland events taking place throughout the forthcoming boating season both here and abroad, such as the Crick Boat Show and this weekend’s open days organised by Drifters. Furthermore, visitors to the newly launched Boating & Watersports Holiday Show at the 2018 London Boat Show, will have the chance to explore a range of breaks from luxury charters in the Med to inland and coastal cruising in the UK and adrenaline filled holidays in some of the world’s most far flung places.

The video is part of British Marine’s continued efforts to promote inland boating. In addition to this project, the organisation is also working in partnership with VisitEngland to operate and grow the highly valued Quality Accredited Boatyard (QAB) and Boat Grading Scheme.