A semi-traditional stern has an elevated steering position for greater visibility and improved weather protection in the steering cockpit. Popular with dog owners, the lockable doors provide the bonus of an ideal pen for dogs. Though there isn’t a guard rail to protect the steerer around the back deck, the semi-traditional stern has seating for 2 to 3 people on the storage benches when cruising.
Arctic Fox ~ is a 62ft 4+3 berth semi-traditional style narrowboat with two permanent double en-suite cabins that make her an ideal boat for two couples without the necessity to make up beds at night. Although, there is capacity to convert the seating in the large forward saloon for extra family and extra friends to come along too.
Artic Fox is a spacious and luxurious boat that will accommodate up to 7 people when converting the seating in the large forward saloon into another double berth and a single berth.
This boat is luxuriously appointed with a beautifully crafted interior in Maple and Cherry woods with Walnut floors throughout. Fitted with modern equipment including a magnificently equipped galley with a full-size cooker and microwave, 240 v electrical system as well as masses of hanging and storage space.
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Arctic Fox 27 May- 3 June 2017 This was our second visit to Foxhangers and it was even better than the first. No mean feat. Booking on their website was easy. A comprehensive confirmation letter followed shortly after with all the information one could possibly require. A phone call a couple of days before our start date confirming the bedding requirements was a nice touch. Check in at reception was swift and efficient. Boat handover was rapid and we were soon on our way. Arctic Fox was well equipped, we lacked nothing! Everything worked and the fat on-board information folder, including a detailed list of all the canal-side hostelries, was excellent. Foxhangers have gone the extra mile with this and it was most welcome! They obviously really want you to have a good holiday, and we did. We were nearly "de-railed" by the canal being closed on our last day due to the discovery of a WW2 grenade on the towpath during renovations but hardly had we discussed the options with the police at the scene than Foxhangers rang to request our location and offered to collect us and our belongings if we couldn't get back to the boatyard. That's service for you. Fortunately we made it back, with the boat, unscathed. Thanks Foxhangers, we'll be back. Nick and Gill Fuller.
Arctic Fox 20-27 May 2017 I just wanted to say thank you so very much to all the team at Foxhangers. Your customer service from all team members was absolutely second to none throughout our dealings with you. And to top it all off we had an absolutely super time on holiday on the Arctic Fox last week. Your bookings team could not have been more accommodating when I explained our complex plans for swapping crew half way through our weeks hire (so we could share the boat with friends for part of the week and family for the other part). You even thought of providing extra bedding and towels for that which hadn't initially crossed my mind! You were also happy with us bringing the dogs, and the lady on reception made a big fuss of my crazy hound Rocky when we arrived. My friend and I were also made very welcome since we'd arrived early and waited in reception for an hour for the rest of our group to arrive. I was 8 months pregnant and nothing was too much trouble - the staff loaded our belongings into their van to ferry down to the dock so the two of us ladies didn't have to struggle with all the heavy belongings. They then parked the van right next to our boat so we had minimal carrying distance to get stuff on board. They really couldn't have done more to help us. And then the man waiting to give our induction was extremely patient waiting for "the captain" of our group to arrive so he could brief him rather than me, and he made us feel like we weren't a burden or hassle in any way for keeping him waiting, though I'm sure it was at least a mild inconvenience... Finally, we brought the boat back to the marina the night before the morning we were due to return it, planning to sleep there the last night, but the crew at the Marina were quite happy for us to hand the boat back that night when we enquired, which made our transport arrangements a bit easier. They were dealing with other departures at the time, but did end up having to hang on a little bit as we got our final belongings off the boat and had a last tidy up. Again, they were patient in the extreme and gave no outward sign of annoyance at the inconvenience we were surely causing! Such a lovely team of people you have working for you, and we won’t hesitate to book with foxhangers again. I cannot rate you highly enough. Thank you for giving us an absolutely super holiday. Mrs Jaz Scott
Arctic Fox 10-17 September 2016 Dear Foxhangers
Thank you very much for a most enjoyable and relaxing holiday. We had amazing weather and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of the Caen Flight. Arctic Fox was very well equipped and comfortable and the staff at the boatyard were very helpful.
Roo the dog also enjoyed it and soon learned not to fall in! Sarah Prince ~ Arctic Fox 4-11 June 2016 From my original telephone conversation with the lovely Daryl, David’s excellent briefing, our wonderful boat Arctic Fox and the amazing scenery on The Kennett and Avon canal every thing was just perfect. It was a very enjoyable week. Thank you. Mr P Ellsley
Arctic Fox 29 August - 5 September We had lovely week and everything we needed on our boat. Thank you for chocolates and wine. The staff were all very helpful. We really enjoyed visiting Bath and Bradford on Avon. Mrs J Cottingham ~
Arctic Fox 13-20 June All four of us really enjoyed our week on Arctic Fox and thank you for the complimentary wine and chocolates, they didn't last long! We found the initial instructions very good, as we were "first timers". The boat was very well equipped and clean. The staff were very polite and helpful. Thank you. Mr Palmer ~
Arctic Fox 18-25 April 2015 This was our first canal boat holiday. After an hour of excellent tuition on the working of the boat and lock operation we were ready to go. We set off up the Caen hill flight with no problems and spent a wonderful week cruising to Little Bedwyn and back. The boat was warm and comfortable with everything we needed on board. We found some lovely quiet spots to moor up for the night and some great canal side pubs with excellent food. Hope to return to go to Bath next time. Thanks to all at Foxhangers. Mr Redman
Arctic Fox 25th October 2014
We had a wonderful break on Arctic Fox during the Autumn half term. Just enough time to cruise down the very beautiful Kennet and Avon (our new favourite canal!) exploring the swing bridges and aqueducts along the way and arriving for an overnight in Bath and explored the city during the day (moorings right by the station).
The boat was extremely comfortable for two adults, a teenager, two children and a puppy. All the systems were simple and worked like a dream and the boat is very well equipped with everything we needed. The canal was quiet and moorings were plentiful. The scenery is amazing and the combination of woodlands and open countryside as well as time in a fascinating city made this the best canal break we have enjoyed. Very relaxing, with enough exercise to ward off the Bath buns! Next time we will be attempting the Caen Hill flight! Mr Roos ~
Arctic Fox 28th August 2014
We had a great holiday aboard the Arctic Fox. We were amazed at how well equipped the galley was, no need to bring anything from home. We had excellent service from the office staff and a very detailed and professional induction from Mike.
Thank you for a fantastic holiday aboard the Arctic Fox Your staff made everything easy from my initial phone call to book to handing the boat back at the end of the week. We will recommend your company to friends and will return ourselves. The Tucker-Sandy Party ~
Arctic Fox 23rd August 2014
Thank you for a fantastic holiday aboard the Arctic Fox Your staff made everything easy from my initial phone call to book to handing the boat back at the end of the week. we were amazed at how well equipped the galley was no need to bring anything from home. We had excellent service from the office staff and a very detailed and professional induction from Mike.
Will recommend your company to friends and will return ourselves. Sandy Tucker ~
Arctic Fox 10 - 17th May 2014 Thank you so much. We had a wonderful holiday. The boat was everything and more we had hoped it to be. It’s the 2nd time we have used Foxhangers, and we would definitely recommend you to our friends and family. Kind regards.
Loraine Barnatt ~ Arctic Fox, August 2013 We took Arctic Fox from Foxhangers wharf on the 10th August. Richard gave me a good induction to the systems and operation of the boat, he then instructed our 2 young kids (7 & 8) about how to behave around the boat, the canal banks and the locks. We all went through 1 lock together and thenTania the kids and I were on our own. We headed East to the amazing Caen Hill Flight. The engineering on the canals always enthralls me and the easy way of life (at 3mph) makes a canal holiday the "fastest way to wind down" All the Bargies that we met were friendly and helpful, with the time to stop and talk.
Previously we had rented boats from other operators, we learned the hard way that we wanted a boat that had been inspected and rated by "Visit England" where the owner/operators had a standard to maintain and we as renters would have some recourse if the standards were low. What attracted us to Foxhangers was the high star ratings of the boats which they operate. Arctic Fox was lovely and clean and very well appointed throughout, the kitchen appliances and utensils were well placed and appropriate for our needs. The number of lights and 240volt sockets are great, there is always one where you need it to be.
We travelled all the way to Reading and then turned the boat around and went back to Foxhangers. On day 14 we kept the boat to the last possible moment before we took it back to the wharf, we were very sad to hand it back.
We had a great time and have no hesitation to recommend the Arctic Fox and the Foxhangers team if you are considering a canal holiday. We will most certainly be back. Best regards,
Mark, Tania, Dean and Summer ~
Arctic Fox,18th May 2013 We had a lovely relaxed time on our Foxhangers Canal Boat, Arctic Fox from 18th May 2013. We were novices to Canal Boating, we had everything explained fully to us, so we felt very comfortable taking the boat out. The boat was very clean and there was everything we needed on board for our holiday. We would definitely use this company again and would have no hesitation in recommending Foxhangers to our family and friends. Many Thanks
Lorraine Birt ~
Arctic Fox 23/03 - 30/03, 2013 We two couples from Germany thoroughly enjoyed the (freezing) week before Easter on this well-heated, well-equipped and perfectly serviced boat. Despite the size it was easy to manoeuvre and it was so much fun and very relaxing to cruise down to Bath and back at a leisurely speed with many nice stops along the way, including the finest canalside pubs you could wish for. The company and the staff at Foxhangers deserve an extra thank you for their friendliness and efficiency. Everybody was eager to help make our holiday a success. We keep boasting to our friends of this wonderful experience and will certainly recommend Foxhangers any time. Axel Fey and Peter Muegge ~
Arctic Fox 31/07 Arctic Fox, 31st July to 7th August A well presented and well equipped boat. Very relaxing trip with 2 nights in Bath and lovely stops in between. Ian Cummins ~ Arctic Fox, September 2009 Just a quick note to say thank you for supplying an excellent boat (certainly the best we have been on) and for the overall service provided during our stay. The staff were friendly and efficient and made the handover and return incredibly simple. The wine and chocolates were an unexpected treat. We would without any reservation recommend your holidays. Richard Alton. The boats are well appointed and in good condition. We found all the staff helpful, flexible and friendly. I would highly recommend Foxhangers. David Lomas ~ Arctic Fox July 2007 “Foxhangers appear to have everything about right - first class holiday - well done!”