Tuesday, 26 July 2011

A Petty and Malicious act

Ben Harp Narrowboats have excelled themselves by indulging in a petty and malicious act of vandalism and spite.  What a piece of work.  One can only hope that Ben gets his comeuppance and that the owners of this boat, Tom and Jan, get satisfaction!

The damaged  Nb Waiouru

See the full details of what this boat builder has been doing here on Tom and Jan's blog.


life afloat on nb tickety boo said...

Hear hear, I couldn't have put it better myself, I didn't think any body connected with boats could be so devious.


NeilR said...

They are idiots. This will probably damage their business beyond repair, which of course is no more than they deserve. Scumbags.

Nb Caxton said...

Their business is dead in the water by now..
I pity the poor customers having to recover something from the situation.

Nb Caxton said...

They are in all walks of life Debbie, the game is to try and avoid them I guess..

owenbob said...

How awful to encounter such a criminal in a foreign country. I had them on my long list of boat builders but kept well away when I read their contact details on the website viz

Please Note: We only let customers visit by appointment so please make sure you arrange this before visiting.

Directions are given once appointment has been confirmed.

Glad I chose Sandhills to do our boat and not them or it could have been me in that situation.

Nb Caxton said...

Bob and June
I am glad your 'common/sixth sense' guided you away from Ben Harp - the launch of your new boat must be very soon? When, where?

owenbob said...

hi Lesley
Launch of Autumn Myst is due tomorrow morning Wednesday 27th at Hanbury Wharf around 11am we guess.

Bob A said...

Fascinating (the Ben Harp story).

When we were looking for a boatbuilder at Crick a couple of years ago we went to see Ben Harp as he was "on our radar screen". He couldn't even be bothered to get off his chair to speak to us. And he told us he was moving on to Dutch barges as he'd "done narrowboats" (about 6 of them, if I remember rightly).

Instead, we found ourselves a very nice man called Stuart Harper (Barnowl Narrow Boats) to build our boat. Never had the slightest worry that he would come up with the goods.

But then you know that already.