In March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October our boat 'Queenie' is available for the following hire start and end dates:
Pre-lockdown (on March 23rd 2020 in the first Covid-19 year) saw us almost fully booked. Then, from one day to the next, everything stopped and we had nothing concrete. Like so many small businesses, the next few days, weeks, and months were spent giving refunds for cancellations or deferring hire dates to 2021. From March onward over these last three months we've had a lot of time to think about how we can go forward, and operate as a healthy business, finding a balance between personal life and work.
Star Narrowboats has always been really flexible with hire start and end dates and the number of nights we can offer. This way of operating has felt right and good to do, and, despite various complexities, it worked somehow. However, operating in such a flexible way also took its toll and running the business came to control 100% of 'life'. So, out of all of the muddle and difficulty caused by the pandemic and its effect on business, I'm happy to say that, starting in 2021, we have found ways to overcome these issues. 2021 will be our 9th year of business.
We have made changes to our calendar and booking system - in fact we are making a major revamp to our whole website. You can still search any dates from now and beyond (here). We expect 2022 to fill up as people decide to take their holidays in the UK.
If you would like to speak to us about a hire please feel welcome to call Hester on +44 (0)79 444 04 227. We are looking forward to the future and, like everyone, are more than hopeful for a time of recovery and renewed successes.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
'Queenie' Blue Sky