The Boat

The Boat

The Newark Crusader boat was specifically constructed to carry groups with special needs, including those in wheelchairs. The pleasure of cruising on the River Trent is therapeutic, helping people relax and enjoy being in contact with wildlife and the outdoors. For many people that go on the boat, it is a rare opportunity to get out and about and socialize in a different environment.

The boat has good access for wheelchairs and those that need help with mobility, and there is plenty of room on board to manoeuvre. There is a large open fore-deck and a heated saloon with low-level windows for good visibility. There is an accessible toilet for privacy, but with room to allow for help if required. The galley area allows people to make hot drinks and prepare food.

The Newark Crusader was the first Water Wing boat. It was built in 1992 and was originally based in Nottingham before being transferred to Newark in 1999. Newark Crusader operates from Newark Marina and cruises in and around Newark taking in the historical and picturesque sites that Newark has to offer. The boat cruises past the historic buildings of Newark including Newark Castle, Newark locks and takes you past more modern developments such as Staythorpe power station and both Newark and Farndon marinas.

The boat can carry up to 12 passengers plus crew and there are usually two trips a day one at 11am and one at 2pm (but these times are flexible). The trips will last roughly 2 hours and are a fantastic way to see the countryside and wildlife that’s not usually accessible.



As we provide River Trips to the Elderly, Disabled and Disadvantaged groups of people, we have made the boat to cater for any situations that could arise.

On Board we offer

 – Toilet facilities

 – Outside Seating area

 – Indoor Seating

 – Hot drinks and snack preparation facilities

 – Wheelchair access

 – Ramps

 – Easy access via secure moorings

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