• River Cruising in Europe
  • Narrowboat Guide
  • Waterway Routes Through France
  • Map of the Inland Waterways of Great Britain
  • Inland Waterways of Great Britain
  • Inland Waterways Map - Europe
  • Inland Waterways Map - North America
  • Inland Voyager's Handbook
  • Map of the German & Benelux Inland Waterways
  • Inland Waterways of Germany
  • Cruising French Waterways
  • Sell up and Cruise the Inland Waterways
  • RYA Handy Guide to CEVNI
  • The Liveaboard Guide

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    By Douglas Ward. Softcover. 0.40kgs, 150mm x 224mm. 279 Pages. Colour Photographs. Published 2016.
    This book will tell you everything you need to know when choosing a cruise on one of Europe’s major waterways. Douglas Ward, renowned expert on all things cruise, tells you what to expect, the pleasures and the pitfalls of river cruising, and which river cruise companies offer the best facilities, food and accommodation. It includes:
  • Frequently asked questions answered frankly.
  • Independent reviews of all the major river cruise companies.
  • 310 riverships rated according to their layout, facilities and the overall cruise.
  • expert advice on the river cruise experience – what the brochures don’t tell you.
  • Information on what to see along the major rivers.

    NZ$35.00 + Delivery.

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    By Tony Jones. Softcover. 188mm x 245mm. 240 Pages. Colour Photographs. Published 2016.
    A complete guide to choosing, designing and maintaining a narrow boat.

    The UK has over 1000 miles of navigable canals and rivers which are home to an estimated over 70,000 boats. To the untrained eye canal boats can look much the same, but there are some very important distinctions and a new buyer has some very important choices to make. This book discusses those choices, taking into consideration the various boating profiles. From those choosing to live on board permanently, to constant cruisers, and weekend boaters to fair-weather cruisers, each will require a different type of boat if they are to fully enjoy their new vessel.

    The book covers finding and buying a boat, the legalities of purchase, the different features and utilities, finding a mooring, boating health and safety, the cost of boating, boat maintenance, boating etiquette and many other frequently asked questions.

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    By Jane Cumberlidge, 183mm x 247mm, foldout map.
    This pictorial map is an ideal single source of practical information for boats passing from the English Channel to the Mediterranean through the French canal system. It covers the Seine to Paris and the popular routes from Calais and Dunkerque through central France to the Rhone.
    Broken into clear geographical areas, the mapping is annotated with text which describes each route, provides vital canal dimensions and distances and shows long-stay mooring places. The commentary is illustrated with colour photographs and highlights some of the places to visit and interesting features en route. This map also provides the essential information to the Mediterranean, choice of routes, overwintering locations, cruising in winter, regulations, useful equipment and organising the cruise.

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    By Jane Cumberlidge, 7015mm x 1020mm, foldout map. 2016

    First published over 60 years ago when interest in reviving Britain’s network of navigable and rivers was starting to gather pace, this map provides the best coverage of the system in England, Wales and Scotland. Distances, the number of locks and restricting dimensions are given for each waterway. The simple cartography defines rivers, broad and narrow canals against generalized relief and the major road network.

    The 2016 edition has been updated to show progress in restoration schemes and other changes.

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    By Jane Cumberlidge, hardcover, 215mm x 303mm, 303 pages, foldout map included.
    This book is the only single volume to cover all the inland navigations in England, Wales and Scotland.
    In this new edition, several recently reopened canals, and others where restoration is well advanced, have returned to the main body of the book with their own detailed entries. All the waterways plans have been redrawn, as has the comprehensive map of the whole system which is again included with the book.
    Many thousands of people now enjoy Britain's rivers and canals from the bank or townpath as well as afloat, and these interests are reflected in several sections of the book. You will also find information about boat hire companies and suggestions for interesting holiday routes.

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    By David Edwards-May, 155mm x 293mm, double-sided foldout map plus a concise directory, 2015 edition.
    This directory contains essential information on the existing situation and potential development of inland waterways of each European country featured on the map and details of at least the main waterway authorities and associations. The publisher aims to give the broadest possible picture of inland waterways, covering all navigable dimensions and uses, from modern inland shipping to the various forms of recreational boating. This format of a general introduction is preferred to a formal database approach with hard statistics for each country: length of waterways under each category, barge fleet details, traffic, inland ports etc. Such information has been compiled, for commercial waterways at least, by the UN Economic Commission for Europe, and usefully complements its own map of European waterways.

    It provides a broad image of all inland waterways including those no longer navigable (for historic reference or because their restoration in one form or another may be planned), and those navigable only in the smallest craft.

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    Past and Present Overview Map.
    By David Edwards-May, 148mm x 236mm, Foldout map. Second edition, Published May 2019

    All the navigable waterways along the Great Lakes, the Atlantic Coast, in the Mississippi River basin and on the Pacific Coast. Valuable reference and planning map of the operating waterway network (12 000 miles of Corps of Engineers projects plus hundreds of miles of smaller navigations) as well as the routes of all the historic canals built across the eastern US and Canada from the late 18th to the mid-19th century. Features all the abandoned canals which contributed greatly to the development of both nations: the United States and Canada.

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    Cruisingthe North American Inland Waterways.

    By Danny L Davis, 180mm x 240mm, 0.77 kg. Hardback. 348 Pages Black & White Images. Published 2017.

    Written by an Inland boating expert with decades of experience, this all in one guide offers the latest information on boat materials, anchor systems and design options,with special tips on increasing your comfort ratio and safety.

    Concise travelogues of America's most historic inland waterways. From fishing on the Mississippi, to forging the Wilderness, enjoying quaint towns, vibrant cities, and small quiet lakes along the way. Features inland tours on the Hudson River, Erie Canal, Great Lakes, Puget Sound, Mississippi River, Annapolis, Galveston bay, Clear lake and Corpus Christi.

    The Inland Voyager’s Handbook features:

  • Descriptions of how and where to travel, including all North American loops from Alaska to Florida, as well as some European waterways
  • Soup-to-nuts explanations of the type of boats used, the lifestyle, and the many places for inland cruising
  • How-to information pertinent to the inland areas covered, including locks and canal transits
  • Down to earth instructions on how to choose and prepare a boat for voyaging, and much more

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    By Kapitan K.Nussbaum, Scale: 1:1,000,000. Folded map. Publised 2015
    Enlargements for Berlin area and the Ruhr, plus the Danube from Regensburg to the Black Sea.

    The map shows the entire river network, plus main roads and the division of German states. Navigable waterways are classified into six categories, according to the tonnage, length, beam, draught and headroom of the vessels. Separate markings distinguish canals from rivers, with planned extensions and new canals also marked. All the navigable waterways show existing and planned locks and ship lifts, and have kilometre markings.

    For coastal regions the map also indicates the extent of inland access for sea faring ships. The map extends to northeastern France, west to Reims and south to the confluence of Canal de Bourgogne, the Saône and the Rhine-Rhône canal, plus western Czech Republic with Vltava/Moldau and the Elbe from Kostomlátky. Latitude and longitude lines are drawn at 1º intervals.

    Insets present the Berlin region and the Ruhr in greater detail at 1:500,000. The remaining part of the Danube, which on the main map is covered to just beyond Linz and Mauthausen (2100km from the Black Sea), is also shown on an inset at 1:5,000,000.

    The map legend includes English, although only the main terms are translated

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    By Barry Sheffield, with revisons by Catherine & John Best & Robert Thomas , 210mm x 298mm, 183 pages. Softback. Revised First Edition. Published 2016.
    This is the only comprehensive directory to the entire navigable German waterway system available in English. After a general introduction to the area, details of German formalities and cruising notes, each river and canal is described in detail and supported by a table of distances indicating locks, bridges, mooring places and other features. The text is supported by small scale mapping and colour photographs.

    First edition of this book was published in 1995 shortly after the reunification of Germany. Barry Sheffield died some years ago and this revised edition has been produced as a result of many contributions from users of the original book. Catherine and John Best have completely recompiled many of the original tables, brought information up to date and supplied excellent new photographs.

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    By Hugh McKnight. Paperback, 0.86kg, 188mm x 245mm, 296 pages, full colour and black and white photographs. Published 2010.
    Since first being published 25 years ago, Cruising French Waterways has become the leading descriptive guide to the astonishingly varied network of rivers and canals that penetrate almost every region of France. Inspirational and practical in equal measure, this treasure trove of a book provides fascinating details on all 64 rivers and canals that cover over 5000 miles of inland waterways,including:
  • Maps and guides available for each waterway.
  • Maximum craft dimensions.
  • Bankside facilities, moorings, and repair yards.
  • Fuel and water sources.
  • Shops, restaurants and waterways museums.
  • Historical sites, villages and chateaux.
  • Wine regions.
    Ideal for users of private craft, hire boats, passenger vessels and holiday motorists, it also covers historical sites, important buildings and scenic attractions as well as explaining requirements for licenses and personal qualifications.

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    By Bill & Laurel Cooper, paperback, 155mm x 234mm, 202 pages, black & white and colour photos and line drawings.
    Many people dream of selling up, leaving their old life behind them and swapping suburbia for an ever-changing view of the water. And it's a dream and increasing number of people have, living in the UK, across Europe and in North America. Attractive for financial, environmental or lifestyle reasons, living afloat on the inland canals, rivers and waterways has never been more popular.

    Bill and Laurel Cooper are the undisputed experts on living afloat, having lived aboard a variety of boats for over 30 years. In this thorough and inspirational guide they share their practical first-hand advice on:

  • Suitable boats.
  • Likely costs.
  • Insurance considerations.
  • Pros and cons of a liveaboard lifestyle.
  • dealing with health and other problems.
  • Provisioning.
  • Rules and regulations
    and much much more.

    This book will help anyone dreaming of selling up and cruising the inland waterways to make that dream a reality.

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    By . Paperback, 0.11kg, 148mm x 210mm, 48 pages, full colour illustrations. Published 2016
    The CEVNI (Code Européen des Voies de la Navigation Intérieure) code governs navigation on all interconnected European inland waterways, and a good knowledge of it is vital for every user of these waters.

    If you are going cruising on the inland waterways of Europe then it is essential that you understand what you may see and hear while there. While the RYA European Waterways Regulations (G17) is the official text for the CEVNI test, this handy guide is the perfect text to provide a quick-reference guide to the lights, shapes, sounds, and signs you may encounter.

    Providing useful information on how CEVNI (Code Européen des Voies de Navigation Intérieure) is a category of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC), why you should take the CEVNI test and how you can do it, and where the CEVNI rules apply.

    Contents include

  • The CEVNI test
  • How the Rules apply
  • Orientation
  • Categories of Signs
  • Prohibitory Signs
  • Mandatory Signs
  • Restrictive Signs
  • Recommendatory Signs
  • Informative Signs
  • Auxiliary Signs
  • Buoyage
  • Rules of the Road
  • Navigation Lights and Sound Signals

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    By Tony Jones. Paperback, 0.36kg, 156mm x 233mm, 160 pages, colour photos. Published in 2012.
    In this book, Tony Jones reveals the pleasures and practicalities of living aboard on Britian's inland waterways. Through inspiring case studies, spectacular photos and practical tips from the water, Tony shares his experience of everything from installing the Internet and effective heating systems to managing hidden costs and even reviewing the various options for boat loos, to give those dreaming of an idyllic lifestyle afloat the insight and encouragement to achieve it. Uncovering the nuts and bolts of boat life, Tony offers first-hand accessible advice on:
  • Choosing the best boat for you - what are the options?
  • Finding a suitable mooring - the pros, cons and costs
  • Power usage and energy consumption aboard
  • Boating in all seasons (Heaters and aircon)
  • The highs and lows of boat life and the real cost of living aboard
  • Earning an income afloat
  • Rules and red tape

    NZ$37.00 + Delivery.

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