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Avante invite you to enjoy the magical English countryside and all of the delights that Staffordshire has to offer, whether it is the peaceful surroundings, wildlife or friendly atmosphere you are looking for on the Trent and Mersey Canal.

Festive Season Closures

We would like to wish all of our members and suppliers a very Merry Christmas, and all the best for the New Year, however you celebrate!

Our Main offices will be closed from Wednesday 24th December until 5th January 2015

If you are wishing to pay your maintenance over the Christmas period whilst we are closed you can use our online payment forms found on our member page here:
Avante Members Area

Anybody wishing to pay over the phone, we will be honouring these payments from the 5th January 2015 until the 12th January 2015

New to narrowboating, 'no problem'!
Skippered Services and Tuition

Our experts at Mercia Marina will greet you with a warm welcome and have you feeling comfortable in no time, whilst our comprehensive tuition will set you up for the holiday of a lifetime.

Avante are delighted this year to be offering the following skippered boat services and additional tuition days, please make sure you mention the skippered services when you book your holiday!

Half Day approx 10.00am -1.00pm £75.00

Full Day approx 10am - 4pm £120.00

1 Day introduction to Narrow Boating £225.00 Estimated times 9.00am - 5.00pm depending on daylight hours but about 8 hrs Tuition.

All above subject to 20% discount for owners, book now as places are limited!


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