Thursday, 14 July 2011
An hour's drive this morning up the M1 to the vast Mercia Marina for a boat test. Well, almost two boat tests. Our "on the water" route took us to the winding hole at Willington -- and some of the boaters moored up seemed a little confused when we did the same route again an hour later, in a boat very similar but with one big difference (and I do mean big).
Among the boats on brokerage at Mercia is Whitefield (on the right in the photo) which I tested after its appearance at Crick in 2008. It cost in the region of a quarter of a million pounds then; now it can be yours for £115,000.