November 19 – feature wall by local photographer

We’ve chosen a Yorkshire Dales scene for our feature wall at the front of the boat taken by local photographer Stephen Garnett.

October 19 Group Travel Show with Visit Skipton

We’ve been promoting Graceful Swan at this year’s Group Travel Show in conjunction with Visit Skipton and Rendezvous Hotel. Not only is Skipton a wonderful destination-Graceful Swan certainly adds a unique experience to group dining, the perfect occasion for groups looking for something ‘extra’. We can cater for up to 54 passengers- the right numbers for a coach group!

September 19 – work begins on the interior

Interior samples sourced by Bowman Riley. We love the royal blues for the soft furnishings and the polished and brushed brass trims and grilles for the paneling around the windows and light covers to create a clean, luxurious and contemporary look.

June 19 Batteries fitted

Thomas Randell installing the batteries into three boxes 48V system and into the boat, propulsion drive and control box installed. Bowthruster and batteries installed (24V0)

 

May 19 – Present – Exterior painting

We have made a start on the exterior of Graceful Swan. Thomas and Edward Randell have been busy painting the steel framework and fitting the large glass windows that will provide our diners with lots of light to enjoy views of the magnificent Yorkshire Dales!

Feb-May 19 – A successful launch

9.50am – Mr Malcolm Weaving and Thomas Randell giving the thumbs up for the successful launch of the Graceful Swan.

Feb-May 19 Successfully on the water!

9.45am – Edward conducting a quick watertightness check before the slings are removed. Safe to say all dry 😊

Feb-May 19 Boat swung over canal

9.30am SHARP – Boat swung round and into position above the canal before been lowered into the canal.

Feb-May 19 Crane set up of sling positions

9.20am – Set-up of sling positions and weighing of the Boat, 26800KG is it weighed in at.

Feb-May 19 Boat lifted in to canal

Boat being lifted in to the Leeds Liverpool Canal outside the Hotel. 8am – 300T Cramescene LTD crane setting up for the Lift.