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.
Flying Fox ~ is a 64ft 4+3 berth semi-traditional style narrowboat with two permanent en-suite double cabins, one cabin has a clever design where it can easily change from two fixed single beds into a double bed.
Flying Fox can 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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Flying Fox 5-12 september We enjoyed our holiday on one of your narrow boats. This was our first experience of narrow boats and we found the initial explanation by one of your staff very helpful. We thought the boat was well equipped and comfortable. The cost of hiring the boat was very reasonable and given there is no need to spend any more money during the holiday it was a cheap holiday. Being able to stay at locations in the middle of the countryside overnight is something one could not do any other way. It was also nice being able to stop for a meal at the excellent pubs along the canal and not have to worry about having to drive home because the boat can be moored outside the pub!! Paul Bishop
Flying Fox 25 April - 2 May 2015 My friends and I had a wonderful week on Flying Fox. We found the boat to be very comfortable, providing for all our needs. The staff were most helpful and the whole experience a delight. Richard. Drew ~
Flying Fox 13th March 2015 This is a comfortable boat and we enjoyed our week on a cruise to Bath and back. The weather was very cold but the boat central heating kept us warm. Thanks to the staff for their help and courtesy. PS The pubs are good!! Mr Tuppen ~ Flying Fox 9th June 2014 We had a fantastic week on board Flying Fox. The boat was really well equipped, everything we needed was there and the chocolates and wine left in the fridge were most welcoming. Foxhangers is a really well run, professional company, we'll be back ! Many thanks, Best wishes,
Michael Trevillion ~ Flying Fox September 2012 After our recent trip on the Flying Fox we felt that the service was excellent and friendly and that the boat was the best we’d come across in layout and fittings. Thank you Foxhangers. G&T Bettley ~ Flying Fox July 2012 Where to start! We had an absolutely amazing week on the Flying Fox from 30th June 2012, and I wish we were back there. Our crew consisted of myself, my husband (skipper) and our two Weimeraner dogs who helped me navigate! The boat herself was very impressive in terms of interior decor and very importantly cleanliness. It was impeccable and I was delighted we chose Foxhangers. Upon arrival, the handover from Dave on pick up was absolutely spot on, and as a complete novice myself, I was so thankful that he patiently showed me the mechanisms of the locks as we got underway! Despite probably the worst “summer” in British history we had an absolute ball ! The boat was so well “kitted out” we wanted for nothing. The complimentary bottle of vino chilling in the fridge and the box of chocolates was the icing on the cake and a very nice touch. Although my husband has done a boating holiday in the past, it was my first time. Well done Foxhangers - we will be back ! I would without hesitation highly recommend Foxhangers to anyone looking to embark on a canal break/holiday. Karen Kelly ~ Flying Fox 24 - 31 March 2012 The boat didn't feel like a hire boat at all, unlike some we have experienced in the past. It has to be the best boat we have hired to date and I am sure we will return to you in the near future. Thank you all for a very professional and pleasant experience. We sincerely hope to see you again soon. Robert and Lynne ~ Flying Fox May 2011 Just a quick note to thank you very much my return of deposit with reference to our week on the ‘Flying Fox’ from21st - 28th May. Great Boat, great staff, everyone was so helpful, would definitely recommend and hopefully we will return. Weather could have been better but did not stop us from having a relaxing break. Once again, many thanks and kind regards, Len Hazell and Crew. ~ Flying Fox, June/July 2009 “What do you do with two adults, four teenagers and a dog? Take them on a canal boat! This is the most successful holiday we’ve ever had as a family. Not only is it relaxing, but there is also plenty to do, and interesting places to visit. We also saw lots of beautiful countryside and wildlife and had many adventures (we found the dog eventually). There is always someone on the bank to help or offer advice (!), and a guaranteed audience every time you run aground. Thanks for the great boat and excellent service. Highly recommended.” Jo, Patrick, Pip, Felix, Lawrie, Rosie and Milla ~ Flying Fox September 2008 “A great holiday on the Flying Fox in September 2008. We wanted to introduce our Danish friends to a canal boat holiday and we were not disappointed. Despite some wet and cloudy days, we had a great holiday. There was no shortage of information and the service by the Foxhanger staff was friendly and efficient. When we had problems with the gas, help came almost immediately - we felt we were in good hands and enjoyed a beer together. The boat had lots of storage space and was spotlessly clean and well appointed. We were very impressed with the inventory and loved the warm duvets - something Danish people would hate to be without! We recommended your company on several occasions when talking to other holiday makers who thought the boat looked so attractive. The only minus was the fact that we couldn't go on the Avon River because of the strong currents and heavy rainfall, but even Foxhangers have no control over the weather gods! We hope that more people from abroad will sample the delights of a canal holiday through the lovely English countryside.” Patricia Joergensen ~ Flying Fox June 2007 “An excellent boat, well planned and built, handling also very good” ~