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Sunday, 31 March 2013


They're an everyday feature of supermarket shopping – 'Buy one tin of Beans Get One Free' scream the signs and the staff know them as BOGOFs – but Buy One narrowboat holiday and Get One Free? That's on a different scale entirely.

That's the offer being made, on an experimental basis, by a hire boat firm that already has a established  reputation for aggressive discounting. Norbury Wharf, based on the Shropshire Union Canal is making
the BOGOF offer on just two of it's fleet of 14 hire boats. 

Phoenix - Four berth traditional stern narrowboat.

 Anyone who hires Phantom or Phoenix, two traditional stern narrowboats, one two-berth and the other   four-berth, over a six week period taking in June and early July will get another free week's holiday in January or February next year.

Never before “As far as we know this has never been done before in the hire-boat business,” said manager
David Ray, “but we decided to test the idea as another way of rewarding our customers. 

“Although we have a handful of loyal customers who regularly hire in the winter months – one has just returned from a sixweek hire during February and March – we would like more to realise that winter boating is not only possible but can be a cosy and enjoyable experience.

“We have always tried to establish hire boating as a year-round holiday experience and this may go some  way to showing people how a winter holiday can be fun too.”

Phantom - Two berth traditional stern narrowboat.

The BOGOF scheme represents a considerable discount on the June and July hire prices and reflects  Norbury Wharf's policy of offering market-beating discounts on hire boats. The firm has slashed brochure prices by almost a third on many of its hire boats throughout April and last year fought the recession, and managed a higher occupancy rate than many of its competitors by dramatic cuts in prices for last-minute bookings. 

David Ray said: “We have established a reputation for value for money and our customers keep coming back to us. The BOGOF offer is just another example of that and, if it proves popular we may extend it to other vessels in our fleet.”

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