Community canal boat restoration supported by Robert Price

Here at Robert Price, we’ve been busy supporting the restoration of a canal boat from the 1980s that was saved from the scrapyard in 2011.

The Lord Raglan boat was salvaged to provide families, tourists and disabled groups with an exciting day out.

As part of the restoration process, a heel test was carried out using Robert Price sandbags to determine how many passengers could safely travel aboard under stringent safety laws. As a result of the ‘sandbag test’, it was concluded that 30 people and two wheelchair users could use the boat at one time by the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency.

Based at Goytre Wharf, near Abergavenny, the boat has been remodelled to run on electricity and is equipped with a wheelchair lift and a disabled-friendly toilet.

Molly Pike, Marketing Manager at Robert Price, said: “As an Abergavenny-based business, we are delighted to be part of the drive to restore the Lord Raglan boat. We can’t wait until it’s up and running because it’ll provide such a special day out.

“It’s great to see all the wonderful ways our products are put to use and we’re always excited to be part of local community initiatives like this one.”

The project is run by Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trusts. Good luck guys!