Hire Boat Safety Review

Issue date: 16th August 2013

Through the Association's involvement with the Boat Safety Scheme, IWA has been asked to participate in an forthcoming review of Hire Boat and Hirer Safety.  As such IWA would like to hear the views of members with hiring experiences.

IWA is looking to talk to a selection of members who collectively have hiring experience in one or more of the following categories:

  • Someone who has been hiring regularly over many years (ideally with a number of different hire companies, and perhaps in different parts of the country)
  • Someone new to hiring, who has recently experienced their first hire-boat holiday
  • Someone who has experienced day-boat hire (again either long-term or recent)

IWA is looking for a representative range of experiences - be they good or bad. These need not necessarily be confined to canalboat hire; river and/or Broads hiring experiences will also be welcome.

If you can help please e-mail Ian Fletcher of IWA's Navigation Committee at ian.fletcher@waterways.org.uk - using the subject heading Hire Boat Safety.