Published on July 1st, 2016 | by Perrin0
All aboard at Bewl for cruises
This summer, visitors to Bewl Water Country Park will be able to enjoy a relaxing cruise on the water aboard a 70 seater vessel, to be named Bewl Belle.
The 42 foot long boat has just arrived after completing its journey from Warwickshire aboard a low-loader lorry all the way to the visitor attraction on the Kent and Sussex border.
The boat will be named Bewl Belle after it proved to be the most popular choice via a competition hosted on Bewl Water’s Facebook page.
The competition winner, Jill Wright from Wadhurst, was one of the voters for Bewl Belle and will launch her and embark on the first cruise later this summer. She will be joined by three friends and enjoy a lunch at the Waterfront, the restaurant and café adjacent to the Visitor Centre.
The vessel, which will have a two man crew, is now being refurbished before it is inspected by the Maritime Coastal Agency, who will license it to operate on the South East’s largest piece of open water.
Bewl Belle beat Pride of Bewl, Bewl Beauty, Wealden Wayfarer and Weald Wavetime in the competition.
Andrew Daniells, Chief Operating Officer of Markerstudy Leisure, which owns and operates Bewl Water Country Park, said: “We asked our staff to come up with a shortlist of names and visitors have now made the final choice.
“The arrival of the cruiser marks another important step in our plans to put Bewl back on the map for families and coach parties.
“We also think it will appeal to businesses who may want to arrange a meeting with a difference and combine it with a cruise. Where better to do some blue sky thinking, followed by lunch at the Boat House Bistro, than at Bewl.”
As well as the new cruiser visitors will be able to spend time on the water aboard the Water Taxi, the pedalloes and rowing boats.
For information on all the activities on offer at Bewl Water Country Park visit www.bewlwater.co.uk