A new hotel boat, Castlerose Boatstay, has been launched on the canal in the Castlefield area of central Manchester. Its maiden voyage on 7th April took Castlerose from Liverpool’s South Dock to its regular berth in Manchester.

Castlerose is a bespoke 60′ x 13’6″ wide-beam canal boat with accommodation for up to six guests with two bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, a kitchen, a lounge area with a sofa bed and dining space.

The hotel boat is moored at Castlefield Basin in central Manchester. The operating company will also offer optional cruises along the Bridgewater Canal to Salford Quays, Lymm and Worsley.

Guests can enjoy a skippered cruise, which may appeal to those who want the experience but don’t want the responsibility of driving the canal boat.

With ‘Waxis’, water taxis, expected to arrive shortly, the canal network of central Manchester is set to be rediscovered.

Details: http://www.boatstay.co.uk/