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Monday 12 May

Sea Otter Boats enter liquidation

WW has learned today that Sea Otter, long-established aluminium narrowboat builders, has been placed into a "controlled liquidation". Initial reports suggest that no boat-buyers have lost out.

More details as we have them.

Richard Fairhurst  | 3.30pm | add a comment


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  • Harrison Ford wants another canal trip people.co.uk

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Thursday 1 May

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