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Basingstoke Canal


Madam Butterfly


History of ABA




Dawnis a self-drive day boat certified for carriage of up to a maximum of 12 persons (including any ABA crew members). A powered wheelchair without occupant counts as the weight equivalent of one passenger, so when such a wheelchair is occupied, it counts as two. An occupied unpowered wheelchair counts as one.

An electro-hydraulic lift allows wheelchairs to gain easy access to the spacious cabin and accessible toilet. A gas hob allows preparation of hot drinks.

Cabin windows can be rolled back to give plenty of fresh air on warm days, or kept down to protect against the English weather. Central heating is also fitted.

The aft deck is equipped with a safety rail and is large enough to accommodate a wheelchair when cruising.

Because Dawn is relatively small, it can be turned round in many of the wider stretches of canal and does not need to find a Winding Hole like the larger boats.

See full conditions of hire HERE.

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