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Portway Stove now HETAS Approved

Portway Stove now HETAS Approved

We are delighted to announce that our range of Portway Stoves on sale have now been HETAS approved. Already own one of these stoves? Thinking of investing in one? Find out what this means for you.

Website Improvements

Website Improvements

As you may have already seen, we are making regular improvements to our website and its functionality. A fresh new homepage has been put in place already to make navigating and getting to what you...

Boat For Sale: Feelin' Good

Boat For Sale: Feelin' Good

This Sealine 305 statesman is very clean and good example of a flybridge cruiser capable of inland and offshore cruising. It has a forward double with good storage and en suite toilet and shower....

Boat For Sale: Suanna

Boat For Sale: Suanna

Suanna is a beautiful Atlantic 45, built by Manfred Ernst, Berlin.  She has a steel hull with timber superstructure and offers a large aft cockpit with double doors leading to the saloon and...

Boat For Sale: White Fox

Boat For Sale: White Fox

White Fox is a Norman which baffles most people as only around 20 were built. White Fox features on the Norman website and was launched onto the river Severn in 1973. We hold a large amount of...

Bain Marie - A big new project gets underway

Bain Marie - A big new project gets underway

After five years of abandonment and being left languishing as a part completed project, a much loved landmark in the boat yard is now taking on a new lease of life, and with our help, being...

Sirius to the rescue... with a little help from their friends

Sirius to the rescue... with a little help from their friends

When you lose your engine, you lose your ability to manoeuvre or control your vessel and are left at the mercy of both, the river currents and wind direction. What do you do when you are, quite...

Getting ready for a great summer after a bad winter

Getting ready for a great summer after a bad winter

Record high rainfall, record high flooding, lots of mess left behind. Yet we are pushing forward and getting ready for what should be a sunshine filled summer!   Following the recent storms...

BMF Boating Visa Card partners with Sirius

BMF Boating Visa Card partners with Sirius

Get discounts of upto 10% when you use your BMF Boating Visa Card for eligible purchases.  Don't have one? Then read on...

Seal pops up in Stourport

Seal pops up in Stourport

      A grey Seal, nicknamed Keith, arrived in Stourport on News years day....

Own a piece of wartime history

Own a piece of wartime history

A 1936 DUNKIRK LITTLE SHIP designed by Thomas Laing and built by Strood Yacht & Boat-Building Company is offered for sale.   Get hold of your very own slice of naval and wartime history with...

River Severn Stoppage

River Severn Stoppage

The River Severn will be closed until further notice......

New Boats listed for sale

New Boats listed for sale

Check out our boat sales page for more information on these two boats now offered for sale and our boat sales gallery to see more pictures.   Call us for more information on 01299...


Gloucester Dock Restrictions

Gloucester Dock Restrictions

Waterscape have advised significant disruption in Gloucester Docks in order to facilitate suction dredging.  Yes, you read that right.  Actual dredging.  Actually removing stuff from the docks and...

Get Your Fuel Ready for Winter

Get Your Fuel Ready for Winter

 With autumn upon us and winter fast approaching, what is the most appropriate thing to do with your fuel?  How good was you diesel this year and will it still be any good next year?   Do you lay...

Portway Marine Stoves come to Sirius

Portway Marine Stoves come to Sirius

Portway Marine Stove - Multi fuel boat stove now available from Sirius Marine Services Here at SMS we are delighted to become agents for The Brand New Portway Marine stove.  It is the first...

Gloucester lock now open

Gloucester lock now open

Further to the notification earlier in the week, Waterscape have advised that Gloucester lock is now reponed to traffic.  The River Severn remains in flood conditions though so passage could still...


Stoppages - River Severn 2012/2013

Stoppages - River Severn 2012/2013

The top 3 locks on the River Severn will be subject ot extensive repairs resulting in stoppage closures this winter, closing in sequence as follows...

NEW Products Launched

NEW Products Launched

Sirius Marine are proud to announce the introduction of two NEW diesel fuel additives that will complete the full range of OneShot Solutions covering all types of Diesel Fuel...

BW issues warning saying River Severn shallows are getting serious

BW issues warning saying River Severn shallows are getting serious

British Waterways (BW) issued a further warning about the effect of the current drought on the River Severn on Thursday 1 September 2011 – in effect until further notice, writes Harry Arnold in his...

River Severn officially in Drought

River Severn officially in Drought

Seventeen counties in South West England and the Midlands have now been officially classed as in drought status, after two dry winters have left rivers and ground water levels extremely low.  While...

Boating and Red Diesel – Are you prepared this season?

Boating and Red Diesel – Are you prepared this season?

It’s that exciting time of the year, when the new boating season is upon us. Many will have spent the rather soggy Easter break trying to start their engines and generally preparing for the season...

New OneShot Marine Diesel Additives launched

New OneShot Marine Diesel Additives launched

    Red Diesel has changed! Get ready with OneShot Diesel Additives...

Red Diesel News

Red Diesel News

Belgian authorities have recently levied fines at UK boaters for the use of red diesel in their vessels.  They have also threatened to begin E?U infraction proceedings against the UK in connection...

Cross-Channel red diesel use outlawed

Cross-Channel red diesel use outlawed

Useage OK in Home Waters but EU moving to challenge UK position on Marine red diesel use   All boaters using red diesel outside Home Waters will be breaking European law from April...

UK Red Diesel under attack by EU

UK Red Diesel under attack by EU

BMF Responds to HMRC Red Diesel Announcement   The BMF has been working with HMRC, along with the RYA and IWA, to try to ensure that infraction proceedings against the UK by the European...

Special offers

Special offers

Please drop into our home page where there are some special offers for you to ponder  WIll this year be the one where your boat gets its new coat of paint?   Check out our Jan/Feb special offers...


Big Crane share available

Big Crane share available

Around the end January 2012 we have a large, possibly 100tonne, crane coming in to do a lift of a 60ft wide beam narrowboat.   Do you need a lift bigger than 20t?  If you do this is an ideal...


Freight returns to waterways

Freight returns to waterways

Britain's network of 18th century canals could once again play a major industrial role, in a revival driven by the demand for green energy.   There are hopes that inland waterways that are now...

Fuel has changed!!!!

Fuel has changed!!!!

Are You ready???   Beat the freeze and keep your fuel flowing this winter and Stabilise the storage of it so it lasts for up to two years......   These additives are but just two of a new range...

No pre booking reuuired for Diglis open day

No pre booking reuuired for Diglis open day

Diglis lock guided walks and tour from 11am-4pm on Sunday 16th October 2011........

Vital work shortens Diglis open weekend

Vital work shortens Diglis open weekend

Recent bad weather has forced British Waterways to reduce the time available for people to visit Diglis Locks this coming weekend, with access now available on Sunday 16 October.

Diglis Lock Closures

Diglis Lock Closures

Please note that DIglis lock is now closed for essential engineering works except for the following published locking times.  Please see the stoppage page of the waterscape website for details....


Sirius Blast Services is born

Sirius Blast Services is born

Sirius Marine will shortly be operating a soda blaster system for the removal of paints and anti foul coatings within the marine industry and beyond......

Latest build launches

Latest build launches

Branta, A replica dutch coastal Tjalk launches at Sirius marine Services.      

EU Challenges UK Government on Red Diesel

EU Challenges UK Government on Red Diesel

The European Commission has recently announced that it intends to take legal action against the UK regarding the way in which the Government has implemented their decision that removed the...

Miracle Cleaner arrives

Miracle Cleaner arrives

Skippers Choice is now available off the shelf at SIrius.  This amazing environmentally friendly and green cleaner will clean any and all surfaces..  YOur black transom marks will vanish with...


Weekend of celebrations at Droitwich

Weekend of celebrations at Droitwich

The Droitwich Canals Partnership has timed the reopening of the town's canals with a packed weekend of celebrations from Friday-Sunday July 1-3.  The weekend's Water Festival will take place in...

Continuous cruising judgement published

Continuous cruising judgement published

INLAND WATERWAYS: Bristol County Court issued the final and complete judgement in the case of British Waterways (BW) v Paul Davies that will set a national precedent on continuous cruisers,...

Titanic II sinks in West Bay harbour on her maiden voyage

Titanic II sinks in West Bay harbour on her maiden voyage

  TITANIC SINKS:   A small cruiser called Titanic II followed in the footsteps of the original Titanic when she sank on her maiden voyage in West Bay, Dorset on 5 June....


River Severn drought regulations

River Severn drought regulations

INLAND WATERWAYS: British Waterways (BW) says the River Severn navigation is entering drought regulation and water resources feeding the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal have dropped significantly,...

Is It a Bird, or a plane.....?

Is It a Bird, or a plane.....?

What's that noise you hear?......growing louder and louder........, the waters gone a funny colour.....

Gloucester Lock Restrictions

Gloucester Lock Restrictions

British Waterways have today issued restrictive lock opening times for Gloucester.  Please note the times as the first lock down will be at 08:45 hrs with the first lock up at 09:45 hrs.  Alternate...

Ocean Wave moves to Sirius

Ocean Wave moves to Sirius

Now sold, unfortunately, before she got to us.  Well done to the buyer on snapping up this great barge.......

Online Sales launched

Online Sales launched

Sirius Marine Services have today launched its online shop and boat sales pages.   The shop page shows a small selection of the consumnables that we have available such as Stainless steel split...


The season is getting closer

The season is getting closer

Well haven't we been busy the last three weeks.  Boats are now starting to clammer for attention  and move around after the terribly cold and disrupting winter weather.   We are taking enquiries...


River Dredging does happen....

River Dredging does happen....

£60,000 scheme to cut flood risk in Brigg gets under way   The Environment Agency project involves removing around 3,500 tonnes of silt from the river bed of the Old River Ancholme.  The silt...

Guy Martin's Reckless attempt to be the next Fred Dibnah

Guy Martin's Reckless attempt to be the next Fred Dibnah

The BBC is taking a confident punt tonight that it can turn racing motorcylist Guy Martin into the next unlikely prime time reality show star, with a profile to rival Fred Dibnah.   Occupying a...

Liverpool Boat Show Cancelled

Liverpool Boat Show Cancelled

Severe market conditions force cancellation of Show   MARINE Industry Events (MIE), the organiser of the 2011 Liverpool Boat Show, has today announced the cancellation of the inaugural event.

Tip of the Week?

Tip of the Week?

Don't leave it until the week before your first cruise. Naturally, we would be delighted if you chose us to carry out any necessary jobs to get you ready for the coming season that is so nearly...

Want to be BW ranger in Droitwich?

Want to be BW ranger in Droitwich?

Canal ranger sought to help waterway visitors go with the flow   As the restoration of the Droitwich Canals nears completion British Waterways is on the lookout for volunteer rangers to be a part...

BW charitable trust update

BW charitable trust update

In October 2010 the Government announced its intention to transfer inland waterways in England and Wales into a new charitable body. The announcement builds on recommendations by British Waterways...

Peak expected today

Peak expected today

A peak of 4.14 was reached at the bewdley gauge overnight.  It is expected to fall slowly during the day today.....

Rising river Severn

Rising river Severn

The river severn is flowing very fast and high this morning.  The Gauge at Bewdley is at 3561 above the normal level at 9:00am today.  this is a lift of almost 1 metre overnight from early...


Need a build slot at short notice?

Need a build slot at short notice?

We have a flexible build slot for your dutch barge or narrowboat. for either Steel kit construction or fit out....   Due to a customer's unforeseen circumstances, we are able to offer a dutch...


Not everything that floats is a boat

Not everything that floats is a boat

A PLANNING inspector has upheld a decision by the Broads Authority that a two storey wooden structure built on a barge in a picturesque residential area of Norwich is a building and not a boat, and...

Tips to see how much your boat insurance should cost

Tips to see how much your boat insurance should cost

This article looks at the key price calculation factors that affect your boat insurance premium for inland waterways vessels. Collated by Mercia Marine Ltd, fully registered UK providers of Boat...

Your chance to rename British Waterways

Your chance to rename British Waterways

THE search has begun to find a suitable name for the new waterways charity. British Waterways has arranged for suggestions from anyone to be made online with the closing date being 5pm on Friday 4...

British Waterways Licence fee increase

British Waterways Licence fee increase

BRITISH Waterways are proposing to increase the standard 12-month pleasure boat licence fee by 5.1 per cent, before VAT. This will come into force, subject to consultation, from April 2011.

Broads authority safety warnings

Broads authority safety warnings

Boat safety scheme official warnings and a recall of some CO2 alarms

River Severn Floods in Shrewsbury

River Severn Floods in Shrewsbury

The River Severn has today broken its banks near Shrewsbury.  Whilst the environment agency have issued flood warnings and said some areas are falling slowly, they do not expect it to peak until...

Canals Freeze solid

Canals Freeze solid

The cold weather in November and December resulted in most canals being closed because of thick ice.

Tjalk news

Tjalk news

The completion of Branta is fast approaching.

ABS Mobile Marine

ABS Mobile Marine

Emergency Breakdown or planned servicing available off site.

Website Fully Launched

Website Fully Launched

Following our decision to expand and improve the Sirius website, we are delighted to announce that phase 1 is now finished.