Alice works full time, Monday - Friday in the office. Growing up, Alice spent much of her time walking beside and exploring the local canals with her father, fuelling her interest in both narrowboats and the wider canal network. In January 2020, Alice and her partner purchased their first Narrowboat to liveaboard full-time. A bit of a legal eagle, Alice has two degrees; a bachelor's in law and a master's in professional legal practice. In September 2022, Alice gained her RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman's Qualification.
Daniel works full time for ABNB, after joining originally as a part time member of staff back in April 2022. He splits his time between office and home working. Daniel recalls being introduced to boating in his childhood, when going on a hire boat holiday from Napton to Fenny Strafford. In his spare time, he is a keen photographer and enjoys walking up and down the cut, which, sparked a further interest in boating life and the inland waterways. In September 2022, Daniel gained his RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman's Qualification and is looking forward to gaining more knowledge about the waterways. He has just (August 2023) completed the ABYA Essential Elements for the New Yacht Broker course and is looking forward to attending the Practical Yacht Brokerage course.
Andy Tarry works part-time in the office. After spending many enjoyable trips with his family on hire boats he decided to buy his own boat in 2016 to live aboard. He spent the next few months renovating the boat and exploring the surrounding waterways. Andy continues to increase his knowledge of everything boat related and enjoys helping all ABNB customers with friendly helpful service. In January 2019 Andy gained his RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman's Qualification.
Malcolm Davies works part-time in the office. He has a passion for canal boating and it’s heritage. He had a boat share on The River Wey and Godalming Navigations in Surrey. Malcolm is also a volunteer lock keeper for the Canal & River Trust. In 2017 he gained his RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman's Qualification, and in 2022, completed an RYA Diesel Engine Course.
Sandra works part-time in the office. After many years of running her own business and raising a family, Sandra and her husband longed for a quieter and slower pace. Moving onto their first narrowboat in 2011, they spent five years continuously cruising around the canal system. After a short spell back on dry land, they returned back to living aboard and are happily enjoying cruising the inland waterways again. Sandra is passionate about boating life and conserving the wonderful waterways of the UK and she enjoys meeting and encouraging new boaters who are taking the first steps in their journey to life on the waters. In September 2022, Sandra gained her RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman's Qualification.
Sue Winters works part-time in the office. Sue and her husband have enjoyed many years exploring mainly the Shropshire Union Canal and the Llangollen Canal on hire boats and in their shared ownership boat. They found the boating life to be relaxing and enjoyed the slower pace of life so much that they purchased their own boat around seven years ago. Sue is keen to show customers around the boats on brokerage and finds it exciting to see people begin on their journey, enjoying life afloat.
Emma Green is Managing Director of ABNB and spends much of the time working from home. She recalls as a child, spending time on the Norfolk Broads with her parents. Many years later, she enjoyed a boating holiday with her own children, where they cruised from Napton to Fenny Stratford. She has also spent time cruising the River Nene with friends. Emma and her husband Justin have finally completed a conversion of their 1930s small Woolwich and she enjoys spending time off on their boat and cruising the Inland Waterways. In January 2019 Emma gained her RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman's Qualification. In 2021 Emma was elected as an Accredited Member of the Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA), and in 2023, she was elected as a Full Member of ABYA.
Justin Green is Technical Director of ABNB and undertakes brokerage inspections and valuations for ABNB. In his early working life his father worked on canal boats and seeing the old pictures sparked an interest from a young age. Having refitted his first boat to live on he progressed through a number of boats before moving ashore. He has finally finished fitting out a converted 1930s small Woolwich with his wife Emma, although of course, there are always more jobs onboard to do. For over 25 years he has been active as a marine engineer as well as surveying and examining narrowboats and providing a marine consultancy service for well over 10 years. He is also Gas Safe registered. He sits on various committees in a technical capacity, including the Boat Safety Scheme, YDSA and British Standards Institute. Justin also holds an RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman's Qualification. In 2021 Justin was elected as an Accredited Member of the Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA).
David Hull undertakes brokerage inspections for ABNB. He started messing about with boats in the early eighties starting with a wooden cruiser and worked his way forward refitting an ex hire boat, and completing a full fit out of a brand new narrowboat shell. In 1996 he qualified as a Boat Safety Scheme examiner and in 1999 became a full time marine engineer. He has had his own boatyard and been involved with all aspects of commercial and private boat maintenance. He began Surveying Narrowboats several years ago. He is a member of The Boat Safety Scheme, The British Marine Federation, and the Gas Safe register.
Charles King undertakes brokerage inspections for ABNB. Charles has had a life-long connection with the inland waterways, his interest in narrowboats began when he was at school and would help out at a local boatyard where his parents boat had moorings on the River Soar. Following a diverse engineering career, Charles made the decision to study to become a small craft surveyor and gained distinction with accreditation in both inland waterways and canal craft and small commercial craft in 2011. Charles is an Accredited Member of the YDSA and a member of British Marine. Charles and his wife Caroline own a restored and converted ex-working boat that was originally built in 1936 for the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company, built as a motor boat of the class known as the Big Woolwich or Town Class boats.