69-foot Canal Boat Outfitted with High-Tech Gear

>>> 69-foot Canal Boat Outfitted with High-Tech Gear

I know we see lots of articles about high-end yachts and their extensive electronic suites, but here’s a slightly different take on a English canal boat getting a full audio/visual install. I think the biggest difference is that it was approached from an A/V specialists viewpoint, and not a marine specialist. They obviously had some learning to do, but I know I’ve seen several times that you seem to be better off with non-marine solutions to certain problems.

And to think, it was even a good exercise program! 🙂

“We really had to find our ‘sea legs’ for this job,” Simon continues. “The space available to us to work meant that only one person could work one the vessel at any one time. We also had to park our vehicles several hundred meters away from the mooring which meant there was also lots of lifting and carrying involved in the job and our levels of fitness increased dramatically.

Glass Boat Restaurant

>>> Glass Boat Restaurant

The Glass Boat restaurant is an old barge, converted to a high-end restaurant and moored on the river in Bristol, England. Of interest is that they just had the craft drydocked for renovation and blogged the process. Some interesting pictures and information concerning this beautiful old boat.

Berthed in the heart of Bristol’s historic dock the Glass Boat has been at the forefront of quality dining in the region since 1986.

Located over two decks on a lovingly converted barge the Glass Boat is one of the city’s premier venues for dining, business entertaining, partying or simply relaxing.

The Glass Boat is an award-winning restaurant that is a bastion of fresh, imaginative, & creative food & service excellence. The cuisine is modern European with a British accent & the produce is seasonal, & local.

Service is professional without being starchy & the wine list is a collaboration of the best that both the old & new world’s have to offer.

A truly unique dining experience, the Boat is open for weekday breakfast & lunch, & a la carte dinner 6 nights a week. There is also a set price menu available for parties of 10 guests of more.

English Loop

>>> English Loop

El and Bill’s voyages are linked to in several other places on this site, but I’m calling this one out since its a bit "special"… apparently they have abandoned (temporarily) their C-Dory and rented a Narrowboat and cruised some of the British canals… check it out!