Hoseasons has launched its 2012 boating holidays programme in cooperation with Blakes, featuring its largest selection of boating holidays in the UK and Europe.

The new partnership means that more than 1,000 boats are on offer on the UK’s inland waterways, with 21 bases on the Norfolk Broads and 42 on the rivers and canals of Britain and more than 1,200 boats are available from 72 bases across Europe - in France, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Poland and Portugal.

Featured in next year's programme is a new environmentally-friendly hybrid narrowboat on the North Oxford Canal featuring double glazing, underfloor heating, mood lighting, a dishwasher, fine bone china and three flat-screen TV/DVDs. The boat has an electric motor in addition to the traditional diesel engine, using less fuel.

Hybrid cruisers with solar panels powering an electric motor are available in France and Germany and offer high levels of luxury, including air-conditioning, a sundeck with barbecue and bar fridge and hotel-style cabins, each with a flat-screen TV.

For details visit www.hoseasons.co.uk/agents or call 0844-847 1144.

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