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Boating Safely – New First Aid Course Launched

At NBSC we’ve always stressed the importance of boating safely and all of our on board courses show you how to boat safely to minimise the possibilities of accidents. However the very nature of narrowboating means that we are frequently in remote locations a long way and a long time from any professional help and […]

Now for something completly different

A couple of weeks ago we were asked to run a own boat Helmsman’s course on the Mon and Brec canal in Wales. What made this very special was that the boat was an ex Port of London Authority tender!! For once the weather was perfect and the scenery on the canal was spectacular. Coupled […]

Boat Maintenance II New Course

New course – Boat Maintenance II Course We are very pleased to announce a brand new course – Boat Maintenance II Course. We have developed this course at the request of several people who have attended our Diesel Engine course. They asked if it was possible to have a course which looked at certain elements […]

CRT Experience Day

CRT experience day The Narrowboat Skills Centre were pleased to host Ian Rogers (CRT Customer Services and Operations Director) and Sean McGinley (CRT East Midlands Waterway Manager) for an experience day on Gwendoline May. This was an opportunity for both Ian and Sean to brush up on their Helmsman’s skills.  While testing out their skills, […]

Foxton Vintage Festival

Foxton Vintage Festival NBSC are exceptionally pleased to announce that we are the principle sponsor of Foxton Vintage Festival.  This brand new and exciting event takes place at Foxton Locks this September. The Canal and River Trust have organised this year’s Foxton Vintage Festival. Times Gone By at the Canal At this two day event […]

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Gift Vouchers Launched

NBSC Gift Vouchers NBSC has another perfect gift idea for your boating friends! Are you stuck trying to think of that unique and unusual gift for your special somebody who has an interest in narrowboats? If so then the Narrowboat Skills Centre has another alternative perfect solution for you – our new NBSC Gift Vouchers. […]

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Phil Speight joins the NBSC team

Phil Speight Joins NBSC Experts Team – Canal Art Courses We are very excited to announce that the renowned artist and signwriter Phil Speight will joining the NBSC experts team. He will be running a “How to paint Roses and Castles” courses. Phil is acknowledged as one of the leading experts on canal art. he […]

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2017 Course Dates Set

NBSC 2017 course dates We are pleased to announce we now have our course dates for 2017.  There are a full range of courses for the boatsperson, so please take a look at the the Course Dates section of our website for the details of NBSC 2017 course dates. Dates don’t work for you? Talk […]

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Welcome to NBSC

Welcome to the new look NBSC website David and Steve would like to wish everybody a Happy New Year. We welcome you to the new look, updated NBSC website. New Look NBSC Website, same high quality narrowboat courses Our new look NBSC website has been updated and changed its look. Here you can find comprehensive […]