We have been considering a Dutch Barge for some time and have visited the Piper Weekend at Henley in 2013 and 2015. Subsequently we looked at various other models and makes but we finally came to the conclusion that it was a Piper we wanted. The problem is that Piper were always (and still are) quoting delivery 12 months(or more) away and we found this off-putting. David is not great at waiting and does not relish the thought of waiting that long to take delivery of a new boat. Of course, the fact that we haven’t placed an order means that we aren’t getting any closer to getting a barge. In fact, the delivery slots are getting further away! So we have now decided to bite the bullet. We have finally decided that we will order a Dutch Barge and it will be from Piper Boats Ltd. Here we go!
It must be said that at the two shows we visited at Henley and in our subsequent communications with Piper, there was never any pressure applied with regard to us placing an order. This was very reassuring.