A NEW leisure boat has been added to the flotilla on the River Dee in Chester - an Antaris Sloop named ‘Bonkie’.

ChesterBoat is a family business providing leisure cruises along the River Dee showcasing the city’s heritage and flora and fauna.

With demand for private charters increasing in recent years, the team noticed more requests for boats that could carry smaller, more intimate groups.

To meet the demand for this boutique style cruising, Bonkie, with its colourful and stylish features, is the perfect addition to the Dee’s boating community.

Bonkie on the River Dee

Available for charter for up to seven people, the boat comes with its own skipper to sail along the River Dee for an intimate gathering. Drinks and picnics can be catered for by the team at ChesterBoat. Alternatively, arrangements can be made to moor up at the popular riverside Italian restaurant Et Alia for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea.

"We love the River Dee," said Brian Clarke, owner at ChesterBoat. ‘We felt that with the increase in private booking requests for smaller numbers, Bonkie would be a perfect addition to the flotilla, she can carry up to seven passengers and we provide the skipper. The Antaris sloops are the very image of perfection and style and there is no better boat for the river and Chester than this’ Brian went on to say.

Bonkie can be hired through the ChesterBoat team by calling 01244 325394 or for more information, visit www.chesterboat.co.uk