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February 2011 - Canal Boat Magazine
“The Amsterdam Range offers acres of space which can be arranged in a number of ways. This boat has a large saloon at the stern, complete with a desk area and an impressive contemporary Morso solid fuel stove”
February 2010 - Waterways World magazine test the new Amsterdam wide beam
“The Amsterdam is an accomplished package – well suited to extended cruising and residential use on the wider waterways of Britain or even Europe. Amber Boats’ experience shows with the impressive use of storage space”
November 2009 - Canal & Rivers magazine Amsterdam ‘Boat of the Month’
“As with the rest of the Amber range, the steelwork is up to and above the standard you can sometimes find on boats that came from builders closer to home”
July 2009 - Waterways World magazine review of Florence narrowboat
“Amber Boats have shown that they can produce a good quality boats at a very reasonable price. The Florence is designed to get people afloat with the minimum of fuss and at this it succeeds”.
January 2009 - Canal Boat magazine test the Award Winning Paris narrowboat
“So let’s look at the evidence, the quality of the workmanship is high; both in steel and woodwork, the installation look’s top notch and the boat is packed with features you’d expect on a more pricey boat”
September 2008 - Canal and Rivers magazine Boatbuilder profile
“Over the past two years, Amber Boats have become widely acknowledged to be a firm which produces quality boats but at a price which is arguably the most competitive on a like-for-like basis anywhere on the network”.
September 2008 - Canal and Rivers magazine Paris boat test
“Amber Boats have been synonymous with boats from Eastern Europe and to some represent a side of the business they would rather not deal with. If that’s the case they are missing out on something very big”.
August 2008 - Birmingham Mail article
Woverhampton canal festival is a cut above the rest.Relics from yesteryear, including heritage working narrowboats, horse-drawn boats and steam narrowboats, proved a popular draw for the visiting crowds, who also marvelled at some of the very latest luxury crafts on the market.
Noel Creary, sales manager for Evesham’s Amber Boats, was offering a top of the range 58ft Paris narrowboat with all mod cons at £73,950, while for river lovers, the Amsterdam, a 10ft wide floating palace – was available for a cool £99.950.
August 2007 - Sunday Times article
“Why the quaint-looking narrowboats of Britain are being built in Poland” Canal boat companies and their customers are increasingly turning to Poland, where a world-famous shipbuilding heritage provides the skills that have become a rare commodity in Britain. Particularly appealing is that Polish factories can produce boats of a higher quality, in a fraction of the time – and up to £30,000 cheaper. Noel Creary, sales manager for Amber Boats, based at Evesham, Worcestershire, with a factory in Malbork, near Gdansk, said that it expected to sell about a hundred boats this year, compared with 40 a couple of years ago.
The price of an Amber boat ranges from £57,000 for a 50ft narrow boat to £97,000 for a 60ft beam. Mr Creary said: “Polish builder can provide granite tabletops, quality carpentry. “If a British builder were to do it at that rate, they would have to use chipwood from B&Q. You just have to do the maths.”
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