3rd July Update

Coronavirus update

We have produced a short video to help our customers get up to date with some of the changes and measures we have put in place to allow you safe access to the marina from the 4th July. Click the link below.

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To say thank you to all our loyal moorers, we would like to offer you a free pre-season boat check...

We know the last few months have been tough as everyone has been separated from what they love the most; for some that will be friends and family and others it may be their narrowboat?

Whatever it maybe we would like to offer all of our moorers a free pre-season health check for their boat, this is to assist you in getting back to boating as soon as possible.

Aqueducts free pre-season boat check will include the following:


A visual inspected and emptying via bilge pump*
*(Subject to no contamination being present).

Stern Gland

Assessed for drips and wear of the gland packing.


We will run up your engine to get things lubricated internally and clear the damp.
The engine oil level will be checked along with both coolant level & mixture.


Each battery is disconnected and tested individually; our battery testing equipment uses the specification of your battery to review and score its health on a scale of 1 to 100.

At the end of the health check each boat will receive a report card, listing results for the checks undertaken; if we feel anything is required this will be listed for review or we will call you on the day should action be more urgent.

Does your boat need a little more than our free pre-season boat check?

As an engineer will already be attending to your boat, we can also offer the following additional services, some of which will be discounted;

Diesel bug testing

Bacterial culturing is used to test if diesel bug is in your fuel system; we can now grow diesel bug in a test tube with a sample your fuel should it be contaminated!

Standard engine service

£120.00 Approx* (1hr labour + parts) Normally £180.00 Approx
Reduced in price by one hour’s labour; our standard engine service includes fuel filter, engine oil and filter replacement along with more technical checks.
*Gearbox oil, non-standard instillations and traditional engine services can also be undertaken; for more info ask a member of the team.

Traditional stern gland packing

Traditional stern gland packing can be replaced whilst we are undertaking the free checks; if you think this need’s completing or if we advise you it looks due; you can simply add this to the visit.

Boat cleaning

We are also glad to confirm that our interior cleaners are back to work and available Monday – Saturday from next week; should you wish to have the interior of your boat cleaned before you visit for the first time after lockdown this can now be booked. Just so that you know… Our interior cleaners have changed their practices to ensure they can work in a Covid-Secure manner changing the cleaning products they use to those with virus fighting ingredients. The boat cleaning price has maintained its original standard cost of £36.00

To book any cleaning services please call or email our office on;
01270 525 040


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Amerton makes it’s debut

Canal and River Trust workboat Amerton set sail to Stoke from Aqueduct Marina on Thursday 2nd August to be showcased as part of the prestigious Touring Poppies art exhibition in Middleport Potteries.

After receiving the brand-new C&RT vinyls and full rebuild by our maintenance team, the boat made its debut in our marina before making its short journey down south on the back of a lorry to the exhibition…


As part of the refurbishments our maintenance team carried out extensive restoration to the tired vessel including completely rebuilding parts of hull and superstructure that with many years of arduous work had failed and was beyond repair…

New systems were also introduced including a new engine, craft location indicator and cruising equipment and the cabins were given a new lease of life with stylish yet practical accommodation creating a comfortable working environment for her crew.

Commenting on the success Chris Moran, General Manager said ‘It is essential that all craft are fit for purpose and can withstand the harsh environments they are subject to. All aspects of these vessels have been developed in collaboration with C&RT and other contractors and the combined effort has resulted in a boat that we believe in and will serve the waterways team well for many years to come.

Amerton first came to the marina from Nuneaton transported from Boot Wharf. Work started immediately with a good pressure wash before all the existing equipment and internal cabin fit-out was completely removed.

Following the welding and fabrication work being completed, which forms the initial stage of the process, a new hard wearing 2 Pac paint system was applied on blast cleaned steel in our purpose-built workshops.

Amerton is to be moored in Longport Wharf for the duration of the 6-week event in the presence of Canal and River Trust volunteers, before being moved to the West Midlands to start it’s new working life. Approximately 40 years old the reconstruction has now provided an additional 20 year’s life.

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