Fancy a holiday with a difference?

Published on: 22 February 2017

Article type: General News

New Year means new starts, new experiences and new ways of doing things. And that includes short breaks and holidays.

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If you love the boating lifestyle and fancy a holiday with a difference, British Marine member Beds on Board has come up with the perfect solution - staying on a boat instead of a hotel.

Beds on Board is an accommodation website with a difference. It puts you in touch with welcoming boat owners who rent out cabins on their yachts, canal boats and luxury motor cruisers in some amazing locations. You can experience life on the water without any qualifications or commitments; from the heart of a city to the great outdoors with its wildlife just feet from your deck. And many allow pets, too.

Costs are generally lower than you'd pay in a hotel in a similar location and because boats are close to the centre of the action, everything you need, from restaurants to popular attractions, can be as little as a few steps away.

Beds on Board is the perfect way to enjoy some laid-back luxury while celebrating a special occasion with loved ones, for a unique romantic break, or a surprise gift for someone who wants to try something new.

Renting a boat also makes perfect sense for families. It's a great way to lure the kids away from their screens for a few days and they get their own cabin without the expense of a second hotel room.

You'll be amazed at how many cities have waterways and how different a destination can look from the deck of a boat!

Beds on Board has boats in over 55 countries, with more owners joining every day. UK locations include Poole, Southampton, London and Liverpool, and abroad you can take your pick from a whole raft of popular locations including Malta, Spain, France and The Balearics.

To find your next getaway visit

Boat Shows Southampton Boat Show 2018London Boat Show 10-14 January 2018

Two of the biggest in the UK are the London Boat Show and Southampton Boat Show but there are loads of other regional and specialised shows which are great too.

There is also a complimentary show to the London Boat Show 2018:

Boating & Watersports Holiday Show

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