Electra all electric boat Bedfordshire waterways

An Electric Winter Warmer on the Water

Enjoy the run-up to Christmas with a “Coffee and Cake” cruise. Invite your friends on the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust’s boat Electra. Electra is the first all-electric trip boat that Warwickshire-based boatbuilders Colecraft Engineering built.

by Steve Ashley

The volunteer Electra team has released its autumn programme of cruises. During the first three weeks of November, this will include morning “Coffee & Cake” cruises.

Lead Cabin Host, James Clifton said:

“Having listened to feedback from our guests, we could see that ‘elevenses’ would be a popular offer: a cafetiere of coffee and a slice of cake. Also on offer is tea, or a mug of hot chocolate complete with whipped cream and topped with marshmallows.”

“Our cruises are regularly fully booked, with almost 1,000 guests enjoying a cruise on the all-electric boat in the three months since we started at the end of July.”

Cruises depart from Campbell Wharf at 10.45am, returning at around one o’clock. Book your tickets in advance through the online booking found at Electra booking.  Coffee & Cake is also available to order on Autumn Charters in November.

Electra is a brand-new fully electric, 54-foot narrowboat. It is crewed by trained volunteers from the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust. In addition, it is accessible, with a lift and lavatory that can accommodate a standard-sized wheelchair.

Make sure you wrap up warmly! Although Electra is fully enclosed and has heating,  we keep the front windows open to improve ventilation.

MacIntyre Bakery at Great Holm, will be supplying the cakes. The charity provides learning, support and care for more than 1,200 children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and/or autism. They are based at various locations across England and Wales.

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About Bedford &Milton Keynes Waterway Trust

Milton Keynes Community Boat Electra is operated by Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Enterprise Ltd. (BMKWEL) the trading company of Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust. BMKWEL is a limited company registered in England No. 08224728. Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust. A limited company registered in England No. 05760839. Registered Office: 30 St John Street, Newport Pagnell MK16 8HJ. A registered charitable company limited by guarantee registered charity no 1114294